Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place (1965) [Reissue 1998]
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 47:09 min | 127 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve Records / Galaktis
Ella Fitzgerald's second studio session with Duke Ellington followed her first (Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book) by eight years. The underrated set begins quietly with four emotional ballads (who else could hold their own with Johnny Hodges on "Passion Flower?") before Fitzgerald gets to scat a bit on the closing vamp of "Azure," comes up with fresh ideas on "Duke's Place," and closes the show by scatting up a storm on "Cotton Tail."