The Intimate Ellaby Ella Fitzgerald
This is a most unusual Ella Fitzgerald recording, reissued on CD by Verve. Recorded around the time when she performed some of these songs for the film Let No Man Write My Epitaph, the masterful singer is heard in duets with pianist Paul Smith interpreting 13 songs (even "I Cried for You," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" and "Who's Sorry Now") at slow expressive tempoes. Listeners who feel that Ella Fitzgerald was mostly a scat singer who had trouble giving the proper emotional intensity to lyrics will be surprised by this sensitive and often-haunting set.
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- Polygram Records
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Ella is very soulful and expressive in this wonderful selections of standards. I play this album often on my internet radio program "Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra" at www.live365.com/stations/nancyann3839 Highly recommended...
''The Intimate Ella'' is the perfect purchase is you love jazz ballads and Ella's smooth and intriguing voice. It is absolutely superb.