Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson

Catalogue Code: 716262

Barcode: 5050457162627

Release Date: 18 Mar 2016

The three albums Ella Fitzgerald recorded with Nelson Riddle are rightfully regarded as among the finest collaborative albums in jazz. Two of them would enable Ella to win the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but the third was just as deserving. Swings Gently is an uplifting album, the thirteen songs being a delicate balance between Ella’s vocal improvisational instincts with those of the musicians involved. Worthy of special mention is saxophonist Ronnie Lang, one of the leading session musicians of the day. Originally recorded in 1961 (at the same time as Swings Brightly), this album was produced at a time when both Ella and Nelson were at the top of their respective game. The overall recording is flawless; two masters producing one triumphant album.

1. Sweet And Slow
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. I Can't Get Started
4. Street Of Dreams
5. Imagination
6. The Very Thought Of You
7. It's A Blue World
8. Darn That Dream
9. She's Funny That Way
10. I Wished On The Moon
11. It's A Pity To Say Goodnight
12. My One And Only Love
13. Body And Soul