Ella Fitzgerald

LIVE AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW 1961

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On 10 February 1961 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, just one year after her famous concert in Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald once again found herself in front of a full house. After a sober introduction of the musicians by Norman Granz, Ella Fitzgerald took the stage. With the freshness of the eternal, slightly cheeky little girl, she propels herself with one note into the rhythm of 'Too Close for Comfort'. Her voice settles, she holds her audience by the hand, gently, surely. Ella takes the stage as if she were in her living room. She welcomes each spectator as a privileged guest. Each song is a glass of champagne that she offers with grace. Sometimes melancholic, sometimes playful, most of the time laughing, dynamic and catchy. "Hilariously inventive Ella! As Bing Crosby once said: "Man, woman or child, Ella is the greatest of them all".

Record 1

  • Introduction by Norman Granz
  • Won't you please let me in
  • Too close for comfort
  • On a slow boat to china
  • How long has this been going on ?
  • Heart and soul
  • You're driving me crazy
  • That old black magic
  • Lower come back to me

  • Record 2

  • My funny valentine
  • I've got a crush on you
  • Lorelei
  • Mr. Paganini
  • Mack the knife
  • Saint louis blues

    • Ella Fitzgerald, Vocals
    • Lou Levy, Piano
    • Herb Ellis, Guitar
    • Wilfred Middlebrooks, Bass
    • Gus Johnson, Drums

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 18.II.1961
    MONO ℗ 1961 VARA
    Remastered by ℗ & © 2017 FONDAMENTA
    Made and printed in Germany


    Remastered from the original analogue tapes
    Lacquer-cuts: André Perriat
    180g 2-vinyl album
    Unnumbered second edition



    *Download of the double album available in 24bit format.


    CD | 17€

    On 10 February 1961 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, just one year after her famous concert in Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald once again found herself in front of a full house. After a sober introduction of the musicians by Norman Granz, Ella Fitzgerald took the stage. With the freshness of the eternal, slightly cheeky little girl, she propels herself with one note into the rhythm of 'Too Close for Comfort'. Her voice settles, she holds her audience by the hand, gently, surely. Ella takes the stage as if she were in her living room. She welcomes each spectator as a privileged guest. Each song is a glass of champagne that she offers with grace. Sometimes melancholic, sometimes playful, most of the time laughing, dynamic and catchy. "Hilariously inventive Ella! As Bing Crosby once said: "Man, woman or child, Ella is the greatest of them all".

    Record 1

  • Introduction by Norman Granz
  • Won't you please let me in
  • Too close for comfort
  • On a slow boat to china
  • How long has this been going on ?
  • Heart and soul
  • You're driving me crazy
  • That old black magic
  • Lower come back to me

  • Record 2

  • My funny valentine
  • I've got a crush on you
  • Lorelei
  • Mr. Paganini
  • Mack the knife
  • Saint louis blues

    • Ella Fitzgerald, Vocals
    • Lou Levy, Piano
    • Herb Ellis, Guitar
    • Wilfred Middlebrooks, Bass
    • Gus Johnson, Drums

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 18.II.1961
    MONO ℗ 1961 VARA
    Remastered by ℗ & © 2017 FONDAMENTA
    Made and printed in Germany


    Remastered from the original analogue tapes
    Lacquer-cuts: André Perriat
    180g 2-vinyl album
    Unnumbered second edition



    *Download of the double album available in 24bit format.