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Genre: Jazz
Label: the Lost Recordings
Format: 33RPM

Second pressing non-numbered
Remastered from the original analog tapes
Lacquers cut by André Perriat
Printed and pressed in Germany

On February 10, 1961 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, just one year after her famous concert in Berlin, Ella found herself once again in front of a packed house. Following a sober presentation of the musicians by Norman Granz, Ella enters the stage. With the freshness of the eternal, slightly impertinent little girl, she propels herself one note into the rhythm of "Too Close for Comfort."

The voice settles down, she holds her audience by the hand, softly, surely. Ella settles on stage as if she were in her living room. She welcomes each spectator like a privileged guest. Each piece is a glass of champagne that she offers with grace. Sometimes melancholic, sometimes joking, most of the time laughing, dynamic and catchy. "Hilariously inventive Ella!" As Bing Crosby used to say: "Man, woman or child, Ella is the greatest of them all."

Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Nov. 18, 1961

Ella Fitzgerald, vocals
Lou Levy, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Wilfred Middlebrooks, bass
Gus Johnson, drums

Record 1
Side A
1. Introduction
2. Won't you please let me in
3. Too close for comfort
4. On a slow boat to china
Side B
1. How long has this been going on?
2. Heart and soul
3. You're driving me crazy
4. That old black magic
5. Lover come back to me
Record 2
Side C
1. My funny valentine
2. I've got a crush on you
3. Lorelei
4. Mr. Paganini
Side D
1. Mack the knife
2. Saint Louis blues