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All That Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
2007 compilation CD from one of the greatest Jazz vocalists in recorded history. Features 20 tracks including 'Night & Day', 'Cheek To Cheek' (with Louis Armstrong), 'Too Damn Hot', 'What Is this Thing Called Love' and man... more »
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2007 compilation CD from one of the greatest Jazz vocalists in recorded history. Features 20 tracks including 'Night & Day', 'Cheek To Cheek' (with Louis Armstrong), 'Too Damn Hot', 'What Is this Thing Called Love' and many others. Disky.
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(2 out of 5 stars)
"Sad to say, this was the last CD of new material released in Ella's lifetime and it probably should have stayed in the can. Despite the best efforts of the players, Ella simply wasn't to up making this record, which is the only one she made after her open-heart surgery in 1986.She's at her best on the scat features "When Your Lover Has Gone," "All That Jazz" and "Little Jazz" when she doesn't have to work so hard to deliver the lyrics. But the version of "The Jersey Bounce" is almost painful to listen to compared to the one on "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!" nearly 30 years earlier. It's also hard to listen to her struggle through "The Nearness of You" and "Dream a Little Dream," though producer Norman Granz did deserve credit for getting her to attempt the seldom sung "Baby Don't You Quit Now."The record, which won a Grammy, is interesting mostly for the contributions of an all-star group of supporting players: Kenny Barron, Sweets Edison, Al Grey, Ray Brown, Clark Terry and others. The cover drawing represented an advancement over the usual run of out-of-focus, black-and-white photographs favored by Granz during Ella's Pablo career. But virtually anything else in Ella's voluminous catalog will be far more rewarding than this weak conclusion to the recording career of arguably America's greatest female singer."
Ella went out on top...
Aaron | Aaron | 02/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Miss Fitzgerld's official last recording was wonderful, she may have not had the exact same voice as she had in the 1950's, but her joyous phrasing and pure voice uplift some old standards. It is a joy to hear Ella's last recordings, she really went out on top... backed by some fine jazz musicians. This is not just historical(her last record)music, it's some really great jazz singing. Recommended to any serious jazz collector and Ella Fitzgerald fan."
One of Ella's last recoerdings, and a great one at that!
Pete | North America | 07/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album. I think its Ella's second last album. The sound is perfect, punchy, smashing, and fully digital. Ella's voice is much, much older than what you hear from her in the 50s and 60s, but there is something magical about it. And the band is just stunning. I'm so glad she recorded music right until the end. My favorite track is Dream A Little Dream Of Me, but its all great."