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© 1989 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
Lou Levy - Piano
Herb Ellis - Guitar
Joe Mondragon - Bass (tracks 1-14)
Wilfred Middlebrooks - Bass (tracks 15-17)
Stan Levey - Drums (tracks 1-14)
Gus Johnson - Drums (tracks 15-17)
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, June 22-24, 1961 (tracks 1-14) and New York City, January 23, 1961 (tracks 15-17)
Produced by Norman Granz
Tracks 1-14 originally issued as Verve V6 4053
This early '60s studio session captures Ella Fitzgerald moving toward the smaller, more pointedly jazz-inflected ensembles that would shape her career in her final decades. The intimate setting, superb musicianship and stellar recording make it a favorite among jazz-oriented audiophiles. Not to be missed!