"Ella at Zardi's" Being Released 60 Years Later

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On February 2, 1956, Ella Fitzgerald at was at the height of her career when she performed two sets at Zardi's Jazzland in Hollywood, California. Ella was relaxed and boisterous that night, according to WGBO, "a vivid illustration of Fitzgerald’s live spark as an improviser, her airtight control of rhythm and pitch, and her bantering bond with an audience." 

Fortunately, someone thought to record the live performance. But it sat in the vault for 60 years. Until now. 


On December 1, "Ella at Zardi's" will be available on CD and for download on Amazon. It will feature lots of classics, including some songs adored by lindy hoppers, including:

  • All Depends On You
  •  Tenderly
  •  Why Don't You Do Right
  •  Cry Me A River
  •  In A Mellow Tone
  • Joe Williams' Blues
  • A Fine Romance
  • How High The Moon
  • Gone With The Wind
  •  It's Bernie's Tune
  • S'Wonderful
  • Glad To Be Unhappy
  • Lullabye Of Birdland
  • The Tender Trap
  • The Angels Sing
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • Little Boy
  • A - Tisket, A - Tasket
  • My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  • Airmail Special
  • I've Got A Crush On You

We can't wait to hear and dance to it! 

Read more about the recording at WGBO.org. "Ella at Zardi's" is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com.