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Sunday, August 14 2011

Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson: Ella and Oscar

This 1975 meeting between the two jazz greats was a definitive release for Norman Granz's Pablo label. Here it appears with several alternate takes.


Wednesday, April 23 2008

Various Artists: Easy Beatles

Beatles covers redone as unabashed pop fluff, somehow retaining the original songs' rigidity in the process.


Monday, November 19 2007

Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas

A legendary voice combined with legendary songs of yuletide glee.


Tuesday, July 31 2007

Ella Fitzgerald: Love Letters from Ella

One of the 20th century's great voices gets the Starbucks treatment on some previously unreleased tracks.


Thursday, May 17 2007

Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Songbook

Abridged versions of Fitzgerald’s songbooks don’t translate to an iTunes world.


Wednesday, February 28 2007

Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz Icons: Ella Fiztgerald Live in 57 and 63 [DVD]

This previously unreleased archival footage gives audiences a rare look into the legendary live performances of one of jazz's all-time greatest vocalists.


Thursday, April 14 2005

Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book

One of the final pieces in the laudable songbook project, this disc reveals its own lack of interest. Fitzgerald may be pitch-perfect, but emotionally it falls a little flat.


Monday, May 3 1999

Ella Fitzgerald: Cocktail Hour

Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, apart from being the most important and best-known jazz singers of the last century, represent two sides of an interesting coin.


Ella Fitzgerald, Rhythm Is My Business

It is a non-stop, up-tempo swing fest sure to delight the hard-core jazz aficionado, as well as the 1990s retro hipsters.


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