Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (Live At Zardi's/1956)


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Total download size: 3.3 GB Total play length: 1:07:30
Cover art included, liner notes not included

Recorded on February 2, 1956 at Zardi's Jazzland in Hollywood, Ella At Zardi's features the entirety of the evening's two-set, 21-song performance, which captures an inspired Fitzgerald, backed by a stellar trio comprised of pianist Don Abney, bassist Vernon Alley and drummer Frank Capp, singing and swinging in front of an animated, adoring crowd, just days before she'd go on to record the album that would catapult her to stardom. The concert was originally recorded by Norman Granz to celebrate the creation of, and Fitzgerald's signing to, Verve Records, which Granz founded largely to give Fitzgerald the attention that he felt she wasn't receiving at her then-current label, Decca. Ella At Zardi's was planned as the label's inaugural release but shelved in favor of the now-classic studio album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, which kicked off a best-selling, signature series of Song Book releases. The Zardi's tapes languished in Verve's vaults for six decades.

It All Depends On You
Why Don't You Do Right
Cry Me A River
In A Mellow Tone
Joe Williams's Blues
A Fine Romance
How High The Moon
Gone With The Wind
Bernie's Tune
'S Wonderful
Glad To Be Unhappy
Lullaby Of Birdland
The Tender Trap
The Angels Sing
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Little Boy
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Airmail Special
I've Got A Crush On You

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