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Ella Fitzgerald – Like Someone In Love (1957) [Analogue Productions 2011] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Ella Fitzgerald – Like Someone In Love (1957) [APO Remaster 2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:56 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,16 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/44,1 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 581 MB

Recorded around the same time as her groundbreaking work with Louis Armstrong, this album is representative of Fitzgerald’s best vocal work. Recorded over a two-day period in October, 1957, Fitzgerald sings familiar ballads on this release accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements courtesy of Frank DeVol, with tenor sax legend Stan Getz contributing to four songs.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 01:31:07 minutes | 3,82 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Verve Records
Recorded: Los Angeles, CA, March 13-19, 1958

Released in 1958, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook features arrangements by Paul Weston. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for ALbum of the Year at the inaugural Grammy Awards. Fitzgerald won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female.

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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 | 2,18 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Verve

“Ella Swings Lightly” is a 1958 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, recorded with the Marty Paich Dek-tette. Ella also worked with Marty Paich on her 1967 album “Whisper Not‘. 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 album won Ella the 1960 Grammy award for the Best Improvised Jazz Solo.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Like Someone In Love (1957/2011) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald – Like Someone In Love (1957/2011)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 53:56 minutes | 2,12 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 53:56 minutes | 985 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front Cover
Genre: Jazz | © Analogue Productions (Verve)

Recorded around the same time as her groundbreaking work with Louis Armstrong, this album is representative of Fitzgerald’s best vocal work. Recorded over a two-day period in October, 1957, Fitzgerald sings familiar ballads on this release accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements courtesy of Frank DeVol, with tenor sax legend Stan Getz contributing to four songs.

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Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass – Easy Living (1986/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass – Easy Living (1986/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 64:57 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Original Jazz Classics

Originally released in 1986, this gorgeous duet album paired two titans of jazz: the silken-voiced Ella Fitzgerald and guitar master Joe Pass. The two move through this set of standards with seemingly telepathic interplay and sensitivity.

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

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella At Zardi’s (1956/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 01:07:20 minutes | 1,56 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Verve

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’.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Musical Moments to Remember: The Ella Fitzgerald Film & Musical Album (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald – Musical Moments to Remember: The Ella Fitzgerald Film & Musical Album (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:27:36 minutes | 494 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jube Legends

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald – Ella and Louis (1956) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald – Ella and Louis (1956)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:53 minutes | 959 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | @ Verve Records
Historical Mono Recording

Two of the most influential and popular voices in modern music, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong form a jazz dream team on Ella and Louis. A once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece, their distinctive vocals meld seamlessly together along with Armstrong’s exceptional trumpet playing. This recording has become the touchstone and template for jazz vocal duets. Features the excellent quartet of Oscar Peterson (piano), Buddy Rich (drums), Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass).

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (1956/2011) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (1956/2011)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 54:16 minutes | 2,14 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover |  © Verve Music / Analogue Productions XVRJ4003D64
Recorded: August 16, 1956, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.

The very fact that America’s biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special here. And surely enough has been said – “Satchmo” and the grande dame of jazz certainly need no further introduction. In the ’50s just the mere mention of their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans. A glance at the track list reveals that tranquility rules the day: wild stomps and improvised scats will neither be sought nor missed. Of prime importance to the jazz ballad is a feeling of “letting oneself drift” in the inspiration which gushes forth from the minds of genial American songwriters. This is no contest – for the artists all pursue a common goal with extreme sensitiveness. The background combo, made up of first-class musicians and led by Oscar Peterson, performs with great concentration and almost obtrusive unobtrusiveness. Verve’s highly successful producer Norman Granz decided quite deliberately to make the recording in the studio instead of at a live session. And success has verified his judgment, for such vocal jazz knows only gentle tones – but the result is all the more intensive for that.

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1957/2003/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1957/2003/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 90:26 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Front cover
Historical Mono Recording | Includes Bonus Disc with 10 additional songs

Stylistically, singer Fitzgerald and trumpeter/singer Armstrong had very different histories; he started out in Dixieland before branching out into classic jazz and swing, whereas Fitzgerald started out as a swing-oriented big-band vocalist before becoming an expert bebopper. But the two of them have no problem finding common ground on Ella and Louis Again, which is primarily a collection of vocal duets (with the backing of a solid rhythm section led by pianist Oscar Peterson). One could nit-pick about the fact that Satchmo doesn’t take more trumpet solos, but the artists have such a strong rapport as vocalists that the trumpet shortage is only a minor point.

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