Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

Often referred to as the First Lady Of Song or the Queen Of Jazz, Ella Fitgerald sung like no one else, remembered for her horn-like improvisionational ability and even more for her scat singing.
1957 saw her releasing the quintessential ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book’, the first of a fruitful collaboration between these two giants.
Taken from it, ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’ is one of Ella‘s greatest classic, although composed by Ellington back in 1931. A song that sees her surrounded by the latter, but also Dizzie Gillpespie on trombone, Oscar Peterson on piano and Herb Ellis on guitar, among many other musicians…

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