Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (1956/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (1956/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (1956/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:30 minutes | 1,64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A completely unreleased live album by the peerless Ella Fitzgerald, Ella At Zardi’s: Verve Records will close out their year-long celebration of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with the ultimate present for her 100th birthday. Rescued from the vaults: ‘Ella At Zardi's’ is the Verve Records' first live recording, and is being heard for the first time anywhere. The two sets from the evening, in front of a lively crowd, was captured February 2, 1956, a few days before Ella began recording Verve’s first album, ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book’.

Recorded on February 2, 1956 at Zardi's Jazzland in Hollywood, Ella At Zardi's features the entirety of the evening's two-set, 21-song performance, which captures an inspired Fitzgerald, backed by a stellar trio comprised of pianist Don Abney, bassist Vernon Alley and drummer Frank Capp, singing and swinging in front of an animated, adoring crowd, just days before she'd go on to record the album that would catapult her to stardom. The concert was originally recorded by Norman Granz to celebrate the creation of, and Fitzgerald's signing to, Verve Records, which Granz founded largely to give Fitzgerald the attention that he felt she wasn't receiving at her then-current label, Decca. Ella At Zardi's was planned as the label's inaugural release but shelved in favor of the now-classic studio album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, which kicked off a best-selling, signature series of Song Book releases. The Zardi's tapes languished in Verve's vaults for six decades.

Ella At Zardi's captures the brilliance and inspiration Fitzgerald's performances embodied at the time. As veteran jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee observes in the album's liner notes, "We can hear a fluid and joyous singer who operates with almost giddy authority. Ella manages to find a way of swinging almost every number, no matter the tempo. She anticipates her studio songbook albums with Duke Ellington's 'In A Mellow Tone,' Cole Porter's 'My Heart Belongs To Daddy,' the Gershwins' 'S'Wonderful' and 'I've Got a Crush On You,' and Jerome Kern's 'A Fine Romance'… Ella uses her intelligent phrasing and rhythmic sense in inventive and exhilarating ways. Her repertoire was vast and she didn't always remember the correct lyrics of a song. But the way she spontaneously redesigns the text in the most musical of ways is Fitzgerald's signature."


01 - It All Depends On You
02 - Tenderly
03 - Why Don't You Do Right
04 - Cry Me A River
05 - In A Mellow Tone
06 - Joe Williams's Blues
07 - A Fine Romance
08 - How High The Moon
09 - Gone With The Wind
10 - Bernie's Tune
11 - 'S Wonderful
12 - Glad To Be Unhappy
13 - Lullaby Of Birdland
14 - The Tender Trap
15 - The Angels Sing
16 - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
17 - Little Boy
18 - A-Tisket, A-Tasket
19 - My Heart Belongs To Daddy
20 - Airmail Special
21 - I've Got A Crush On You

Recorded on February 2, 1956 at Zardi's Jazzland, Hollywood, CA.
Digitally Remastered.

Ella Fitzgerald - vocals
Don Abney - piano
Vernon Alley - bass
Frank Capp - drums

Analyzed: Ella Fitzgerald / Ella At Zardi's (Live At Zardi’s/1956 - Remastered)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR8 0.00 dB -10.28 dB 2:27 01-It All Depends On You
DR9 0.00 dB -12.76 dB 3:14 02-Tenderly
DR9 0.00 dB -10.55 dB 3:27 03-Why Don't You Do Right
DR11 0.00 dB -13.51 dB 4:07 04-Cry Me A River
DR9 0.00 dB -11.16 dB 2:50 05-In A Mellow Tone
DR9 0.00 dB -11.43 dB 2:45 06-Joe Williams's Blues
DR9 0.00 dB -11.00 dB 2:26 07-A Fine Romance
DR9 0.00 dB -11.09 dB 3:34 08-How High The Moon
DR11 0.00 dB -13.62 dB 4:37 09-Gone With The Wind
DR10 0.00 dB -12.09 dB 3:58 10-Bernie's Tune
DR8 0.00 dB -10.88 dB 1:49 11-'S Wonderful
DR11 0.00 dB -16.47 dB 2:53 12-Glad To Be Unhappy
DR10 0.00 dB -12.14 dB 2:31 13-Lullaby Of Birdland
DR10 0.00 dB -12.21 dB 3:04 14-The Tender Trap
DR10 0.00 dB -12.06 dB 3:33 15-The Angels Sing
DR11 0.00 dB -13.86 dB 4:19 16-I Can't Give You Anything But Love
DR10 0.00 dB -12.71 dB 1:47 17-Little Boy
DR10 0.00 dB -12.37 dB 2:27 18-A-Tisket, A-Tasket
DR12 0.00 dB -15.96 dB 3:11 19-My Heart Belongs To Daddy
DR9 0.00 dB -11.09 dB 5:14 20-Airmail Special
DR11 0.00 dB -14.54 dB 3:17 21-I've Got A Crush On You

Number of tracks: 21
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3259 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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