Ella Fitzgerald

LIVE AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW 1961

Ella Fitzgerald - Live at the Concertgebouw - 1961
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On February 10, 1961 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, just one year after her famous Berlin concert, Ella Fitzgerald once again found herself in front of a packed house. Following a sober introduction of the musicians by Norman Granz, Ella Fitzgerald took to the stage. With the freshness of the eternal, slightly impertinent little girl, she propels herself one note into the rhythm of "Too Close for Comfort". Her voice settles, she holds her audience by the hand, gently, surely. Ella takes to the stage as if in her own living room. She welcomes each spectator like a privileged guest. Each song is a glass of champagne that she offers with grace. At times melancholy, at times playful, most of the time laughing, dynamic and catchy. "Hilariously inventive Ella! As Bing Crosby once said: "Man, woman or child, Ella is the greatest of them all”.

24bit/176.4kHz AIFF audio files. 24 pages pdf booklet included.

Record 1

  • Introduction by Norman Granz
  • Won't you please let me in
  • Too close for comfort
  • We a slow boat to china
  • How long has this been going on?
  • Heart and soul
  • You're driving me crazy
  • That old black magic
  • Lower come back to me

  • Record 2

  • My funny valentine
  • I've got a crush on you
  • Lorelei
  • Mr Paganini
  • Mack the knife
  • Saint Louis Blues

    • Ella Fitzgerald, Vocals
    • Lou Levy, Piano
    • Herb Ellis, Guitar
    • Wilfred Middlebrooks, Bass
    • Gus Johnson, Drums

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 18.II.1961
    MONO ℗ 1961 VARA
    Remastered by ℗ & © 2017 FONDAMENTA from the original analog tapes





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    On February 10, 1961 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, just one year after her famous Berlin concert, Ella Fitzgerald once again found herself in front of a packed house. Following a sober introduction of the musicians by Norman Granz, Ella Fitzgerald took to the stage. With the freshness of the eternal, slightly impertinent little girl, she propels herself one note into the rhythm of "Too Close for Comfort". Her voice settles, she holds her audience by the hand, gently, surely. Ella takes to the stage as if in her own living room. She welcomes each spectator like a privileged guest. Each song is a glass of champagne that she offers with grace. At times melancholy, at times playful, most of the time laughing, dynamic and catchy. "Hilariously inventive Ella! As Bing Crosby once said: "Man, woman or child, Ella is the greatest of them all”.

    24bit/176.4kHz AIFF audio files. 24 pages pdf booklet included.

    Record 1

  • Introduction by Norman Granz
  • Won't you please let me in
  • Too close for comfort
  • We a slow boat to china
  • How long has this been going on?
  • Heart and soul
  • You're driving me crazy
  • That old black magic
  • Lower come back to me

  • Record 2

  • My funny valentine
  • I've got a crush on you
  • Lorelei
  • Mr Paganini
  • Mack the knife
  • Saint Louis Blues

    • Ella Fitzgerald, Vocals
    • Lou Levy, Piano
    • Herb Ellis, Guitar
    • Wilfred Middlebrooks, Bass
    • Gus Johnson, Drums

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 18.II.1961
    MONO ℗ 1961 VARA
    Remastered by ℗ & © 2017 FONDAMENTA from the original analog tapes