This intriguing release places Ella Fitzgerald’s vocal tracks for Decca and Verve, spanning 1950 to 1961, on top of new symphonic arrangements done mainly by Jorge Calandrelli. Heightening the past-meets-future aspect is the appearance of Gregory Porter alongside Fitzgerald on the opening track. Two songs from the First Lady’s famed duet with Louis Armstrong also make the cut, so another iconic voice (and trumpet) rings out amid sweeping strings, winds, brass, and orchestral percussion. The warm ensemble colors have a disarming allure.
People Will Say We're in Love (feat. Gregory Porter)
Someone to Watch Over Me
They Can't Take That Away From Me (feat. Louis Armstrong)
I Get a Kick Out of You
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (feat. Louis Armstrong)
What is There to Say
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
With a Song in My Heart
12 Songs, 44 Minutes
September 29, 2017
A Verve Label Group recording; ℗ 2017 UMG Recordings, Inc.
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