Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:57 minutes | 2,3 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:57 minutes | 1,09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Ella Fitzgerald is backed by Marty Paich's Dek-tette on this Grammy-winning 1958 recording of swinging jazz standards. The album features a typical selection of jazz standards from this era, songs from musicals like Frank Loesser's "If I Were a Bell", and a famous jazz instrumental vocalised by Ella, Roy Eldridge's "Little Jazz". This was among several hit albums that Fitzgerald enjoyed in the '50s, when she was reaching the mass audience cutting pre-rock standards.

On „Ella Swings Lightly“, Fitzgerald is paired with the Marty Paich Dek-tette, a ten-piece studio ensemble rooted in the cool jazz sounds of the Miles Davis Nonet and the Gerry Mulligan Tentette. Originally assembled as a one-off ensemble for an album with Mel Tormé, the dek-tette was later re-formed due to popular demand from musicians and audiences alike. The dek-tette featured a brass quintet (2 trumpets, trombone, French horn and tuba) and a trio of saxophonists (who all doubled on a variety of woodwinds) set over a rhythm section of bass and drums. Paich maintained the cool sound by keeping the trumpets in the middle register, writing melodic lines for the tuba, and excluding piano and guitar from the rhythm section. His settings featured warm mixtures of instrumental sounds and a laid-back approach to rhythm. Balancing the strength of a big band with the flexibility of a small combo, the Dek-tette was a great backing group for both jazz vocalists and instrumentalists. Paich’s arrangements were usually created in collaboration with the featured artists, but Paich had only had one or two meetings with Fitzgerald before recording “Ella Swings Lightly”. However, the settings came easily, given Paich’s long-time admiration of the vocalist. Fitzgerald’s only concern was singing without a piano, so Lou Levy was brought in for the sessions. The rest of the Dek-tette included several of Paich’s first-call men, including Bud Shank, Don Fagerquist, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman, Joe Mondragon and Mel Lewis.


01 - Little White Lies
02 - You Hit The Spot
03 - What's Your Story Morning Glory
04 - Just You Just Me
05 - As Long As I Live
06 - Teardrops From My Eyes
07 - Gotta Be This Or That
08 - Moonlight On The Ganges
09 - My Kinda Love
10 - Blues In The Night
11 - If I Were A Bell
12 - You're An Old Smoothie
13 - Little Jazz
14 - You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
15 - Knock Me A Kiss
16 - 720 In The Books

Produced by Norman Granz.
Recorded on November 23-24, 1958 in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Analyzed: Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Swings Lightly

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 0.00 dB -15.31 dB 2:34 01-Little White Lies
DR12 0.00 dB -14.18 dB 2:46 02-You Hit The Spot
DR13 0.00 dB -15.88 dB 2:41 03-What's Your Story Morning Glory
DR13 0.00 dB -16.07 dB 2:23 04-Just You Just Me
DR12 0.00 dB -15.41 dB 2:51 05-As Long As I Live
DR13 0.00 dB -15.39 dB 3:48 06-Teardrops From My Eyes
DR13 0.00 dB -15.37 dB 3:08 07-Gotta Be This Or That
DR12 0.00 dB -14.62 dB 2:25 08-Moonlight On The Ganges
DR13 0.00 dB -15.50 dB 3:44 09-My Kinda Love
DR13 0.00 dB -15.80 dB 3:42 10-Blues In The Night
DR14 0.00 dB -18.01 dB 2:36 11-If I Were A Bell
DR13 -0.03 dB -15.34 dB 2:48 12-You're An Old Smoothie
DR13 0.00 dB -15.62 dB 3:06 13-Little Jazz
DR12 0.00 dB -14.14 dB 2:22 14-You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
DR13 0.00 dB -15.69 dB 4:10 15-Knock Me A Kiss
DR14 0.00 dB -15.78 dB 2:53 16-720 In The Books

Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 6127 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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