Twelve Nights in Hollywood, Vols. 1 & 2

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Fred Kaplan
These aren't bootlegs; the CDs were mastered from the original tapes, which were produced by Norman Granz, Verve's founder and Fitzgerald’s longtime manager.... They capture the singer in her peak years, and at top form: more relaxed, swinging and adventurous, across a wider span of rhythms and moods, than on the dozens of other albums that hit the bins in her lifetime.... The woman exuded joy in nearly every note she sang. Yet the level on these sessions soared higher and plumbed deeper.
All About Jazz - Ken Dryden
The listener feels like they are at a front-and-center table, taking in Fitzgerald's ...
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Fred Kaplan
These aren't bootlegs; the CDs were mastered from the original tapes, which were produced by Norman Granz, Verve's founder and Fitzgerald’s longtime manager.... They capture the singer in her peak years, and at top form: more relaxed, swinging and adventurous, across a wider span of rhythms and moods, than on the dozens of other albums that hit the bins in her lifetime.... The woman exuded joy in nearly every note she sang. Yet the level on these sessions soared higher and plumbed deeper.
All About Jazz - Ken Dryden
The listener feels like they are at a front-and-center table, taking in Fitzgerald's effortless swing and energy, with her matchless scatting plus lots of fun ad-libs and song quotes, along with recognizing friends and fellow celebrities in the audience.... Clearly music for the ages.
Audiophile Audition - Daniel Krow
A marvelous collection of songs from one of jazz's most joyous singers.... Twelve Nights in Hollywood captures both the infectious charm and technical brilliance of Ella Fitzgerald, as well as the rapport she had with her public. It's rare to hear a live recording that so perfectly records a performer's joy in performing.

A marvelous collection of songs from one of jazz's most joyous singers.... Twelve Nights in Hollywood captures both the infectious charm and technical brilliance of Ella Fitzgerald, as well as the rapport she had with her public. It's rare to hear a live recording that so perfectly records a performer's joy in performing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602527326665
  • Catalog Number: 001402202
  • Sales rank: 31,892

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What can you say it's Ella!!

    No one has a voice like Ella Fitzgerald. Any recording I have heard by her has been perfect and enjoyable. I particularly like her live recordings because you can usually hear her talking to the audience. These are songs that have been on many albums before but each time she sings them they take on a new meaning. A few of the songs I actually have never heard before and I have many different recordings by Ella. "Lover come back to me" is one of my favorites on the album, with its jazzy piano and her fresh and always changing additions. I definitly suggest this album for any jazz lovers or anyone looking for a great voice.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing performance by an amazing vocalist

    A high quality rare example of a live performance of Ella. Allows you to get a glimpse of what it would have been like to have heard her live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    Excellent to both listen and dance to!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    What a great album!

    This is Ella at her greatest, in front of an audience, scatting and doing everything else she is known for. Since we can't see her in person any more this is the next best thing. You can't help feeling great after hearing this.

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