Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin

Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin

by Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Ella Fitzgerald was at the peak of her form during her 1960 tour of Europe. Her Berlin concert is most remembered for her hilariously inventive version of "Mack the Knife," during which she forgot the words and substituted ones of her own that somehow fit, amazing herself in the process. With fine support from her quartet -- pianist Paul Smith, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Wilfred Middlebrooks, drummer Gus Johnson -- Fitzgerald is brilliant throughout the well-rounded set, with highlights including "Misty" (a version very different from Sarah Vaughan's), "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Too Darn Hot," and a scat-filled "How High the Moon." This is essential music. [Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin was re-released on LP in 2016.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2016
Label: Verve
UPC: 0600753527108
catalogNumber: 5352710
Rank: 7861

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