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Ella Fitzgerald – Fine And Mellow


The impression that lingers after a couple of hearings of this album is that after a professional lifetime that has spanned forty years, Ella Fitzgerald is more completely in command than ever – of her voice, her material, her accompaniment. Just as she did back in those remote days when she was heard at the Savoy, Ella managers to deal with every song as if she were singing it for the first time. In or out of Jazz, this is one of the most vital yardsticks of greatness in any singer, and it is a quality I suspect Ella Fitzgerald will never lose.

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The formula was simple: surround Ella with a small group of virtuoso musicians who were regulars on the Pablo label for a session where informality prevailed and everyone could “stretch out.”

Ella is in top form, and the song selection includes many standards that are given fresh interpretations. The version of Monk’s “Round Midnight” is not to be missed. And with the whole proceedings captured in audiophile-approved sound, this has to rank as one of the strongest dates of Ella’s illustrious career.


1. Fine and Mellow
2. I’m Just A Lucky So And So
3. (I Don’t Stand) A Ghost of a Chance With You
4. Rockin’ In Rhythm
1. I’m In The Mood For Love
2. ‘Round Midnight
3. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
4. The Man I Love
5. Polka Dots and Moonbeams


Additional information

Weight 0.760 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm