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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:55 minutes | 1,93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

For the seventh album in her celebrated Song Book series, Ella Fitzgerald tackled classic melodies written for Broadway and Hollywood by Jerome Kern, the grandfather of the modern musical comedy, with backing by the orchestra of Nelson Riddle, the dean of Hollywood pop-jazz arrangers. The album was recorded on January 5-7, 1963 at Radio Recorders Studio 10H in Los Angeles and features some of the best studio musicians of the time, including Don Fagerquist (trumpet), Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone), and Wilbur Schwartz (clarinet). For lovers of good songs and good singing, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book is a triple treat.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2007)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 28, 2018
Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2007)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2007)
FLAC (track+cue+covers) | 02:32:25 | 556 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Vocal, Swing / Label: Not Now Music

A career that resulted in more than 250 recordings and 25 million records sold is just part of the Ella Fitzgerald story. Bing Crosby once famously called her "the greatest singer of them all - man, woman or child", confirming that she overcame a lack of formal musical training to establish herself as a singer of true stature, respected by her peers. Featured here are 49 of her greatest recordings from the American Songbook.
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 108:57 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,8 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 2,04 GB

Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers–a series that was started by the success of this set–are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 851-2)

Nat Hentoff prefaced his 1956 down beat review of Verve's first Ella Fitzgerald-Louis Armstrong collaboration with a prediction: "Ella and Louis is one of the very, very few albums to have been issued in this era of the LP flood that is sure to endure for decades." Today, those sublime performances, along with two subsequent Norman Granz-produced Fitzgerald-Armstrong albums, are regarded as milestones of American music. A dozen gems from these works are presented here.

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 26, 2018
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (00025218013222)

This studio album matches together Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra 16 years after they first recorded together. Basie's sidemen are unfortunately restricted in the Benny Carter arrangements to backup work but Basie has a few piano solos and Fitzgerald is in good voice and in typically swinging form. Highlights include "Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'," "Teach Me Tonight" and "Honeysuckle Rose."
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson (1962) [Reissue 1993] (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson (1962) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 519 348-2)

In 1961 Ella Fitzgerald recorded two albums with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra. Her voice was in peak form and, even if the backup band was somewhat anonymous, Fitzgerald uplifted the 15 songs on this set; "All of Me" was from a different obscure sampler and "Call Me Darling" was previously unissued. Although the accent is on ballads, several of the songs are taken at medium tempos and she swings throughout. Highlights include "Georgia on My Mind," "The Very Thought of You," "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight," "Darn That Dream," "Body and Soul" and a cooking "All of Me."
Ella Fitzgerald - The Concert Years [4CD Box Set] (1994) (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Concert Years [4CD Box Set] (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,74 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 723 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (4PACD-4414-2)

On this four-CD set are some of Ella Fitzgerald's finest live performances during the years she was managed by Norman Granz. All of the material (which is taken from ten different performances in 1953, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1983) was previously released on various Pablo albums. Since this is a best-of collection and was lovingly put together by the knowledgeable producer Eric Miller, the music is consistently rewarding and emphasizes the interpretive skills, scatting and jazz phrasing of the First Lady of Song. Although mostly backed by her trio/quartets of the period, Ella does get to jam "Perdido" with the 1953 JATP All-Stars, is backed by the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras on some songs and revisits "Flying Home" with an all-star group in 1983…
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (1956/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (1956/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:30 minutes | 1,64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A completely unreleased live album by the peerless Ella Fitzgerald, Ella At Zardi’s: Verve Records will close out their year-long celebration of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with the ultimate present for her 100th birthday. Rescued from the vaults: ‘Ella At Zardi's’ is the Verve Records' first live recording, and is being heard for the first time anywhere. The two sets from the evening, in front of a lively crowd, was captured February 2, 1956, a few days before Ella began recording Verve’s first album, ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book’.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 12, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 01:02:43
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 519 804-2

Simply a grand and eloquent performance put together by Verve records highlighting the best years of Ella Fitzgerald – that sassy, charming legendary singer in jazz. The Best of the Songbooks features a captivating lineup of some of jazz's greatest composers and arrangers. It is here that Fitzgerald records and sings songs of Cole Porter, Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 11, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans ~ 89 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 521 867-2 | 01:04:27

Though her career stretched from the '30s to the '80s and she's widely considered possibly the greatest female jazz singer or all time, Ella Fitzgerald will probably forever be best known for a mid-'50s collection of albums collectively called the Songbooks, where she devoted entire albums to the works of such composers as Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington. THE BEST OF THE SONGBOOKS: THE BALLADS is one of the many compilations based on these recordings, and one of the best. From its beautiful, informative packaging to its gorgeously remastered sound, this 16-track, 64-minute collection treats the material with the respect it deserves. The material, of course, is first-rate, wall-to-wall standards from Johnny Mercer's wistful "Laura" to Ellington's sly "Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me." Fitzgerald's performances are equally outstanding, as are the mostly big-band arrangements. This is as good as jazz ballad collections get.