Mack the Knife: The Complete Ella in Berlin


Mega Sale! Save 25% on the Mack the Knife: The Complete Ella in Berlin by Polygram at Your Free Album. MPN: 1820188. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. It entered into jazz lore when, at this 1960 Berlin concert, Ella forgot the words to Mack the Knife ; she improvised her way out of it in an inventive way that amazed even herself! A 43-year-old Ella rolls through her typical routine in feisty fashion on this 1960 recording, which documents the opening show of her European tour. There's the Satchmo impersonation (a joyous ''Mack the Knife''), the lengthy scat showcase (''How High the Moon,'' on which she quotes Charlie Parker's ''Ornithology'')


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It entered into jazz lore when, at this 1960 Berlin concert, Ella forgot the words to Mack the Knife ; she improvised her way out of it in an inventive way that amazed even herself! A 43-year-old Ella rolls through her typical routine in feisty fashion on this 1960 recording, which documents the opening show of her European tour. There's the Satchmo impersonation (a joyous "Mack the Knife"), the lengthy scat showcase ("How High the Moon," on which she quotes Charlie Parker's "Ornithology"), and a bevy of Gershwin and Porter tunes. Supported by pianist Paul Smith's quartet (with the elegant Jim Hall on guitar), Ella's voice sounds earthier than usual and her phrasing is as appealing as ever. She's sublimely tender on "Misty" and wonderfully sultry on "Too Darn Hot." The CD reissue includes two unreleased tracks from the Berlin concert plus two 1956 gems (including a stylish "Love for Sale") that were mistakenly pressed on this release. Upon its initial release, the album picked up two Grammies and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Pop chart; its acclaim was well deserved. --Marc Greilsamer

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  • Ella Fitzgerald- The Complete Ella In Berlin

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Brand:
Polygram
Manufacturer:
Verve
Category:
Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Model:
2138334
MPN:
1820188
Release Date:
1993-08-17
UPC:
731451956423
Part Number:
1820188
Genre:
Jazz
Publisher:
Verve
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Format:
Live
Publication Date:
1993-08-17
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.19 pounds
Item Size:
5.59 x 0.47 x 4.88 inches
Package Weight:
0.2 pounds
Package Size:
4.9 x 0.4 x 5.6 inches

 


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