62-1.Love Letters From Ella . . . Ella Fitzgerald (Concord Jazz CCD30213)

1.Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone(w/ Count Basie and his Orchestra)
2.Cry Me a River (w/ LSO=London Symphony Orchestra)
3.You Turned the Tables on Me
4.I've Got the World on a String(w/ LSO & Joe Pass)
6.My Old Flame(w/ LSO)
7.The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else) (w/ Joe Pass)
8.Take Love Easy (w/ LSO & Joe Pass)
9.Our Love is Here to Stay (w/ André Previn & Neils Pedersen)
10.Some Other Spring(w/ Count Basie and his Orchestra)

To celebrate what would have been Ella Fitzgerald's 90th birthday, Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records are co-releasing "Love Letters From Ella," a collection of never-before-released love songs. Recorded with some of her favorite collaborators, including Count Basie and his Orchestra (#1), Joe Pass(#4, 7 8), and André Previn, "Love Letters From Ella" also pairs the singer with The London Symphony Orchestra for the first time. .
The magical 10-track CD, mixed in high-definition audio, includes Ella and Basie swinging "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone," an intimate duet between Joe Pass and Fitzgerald on "The One I Love" and a playful performance of "Our Love is Here to Stay" with pianist André Previn. "Love Letters From Ella" also features the celebrated singer accompanied by The London Symphony Orchestra on a stirring rendition of "Cry Me a River." The London Symphony Orchestra recorded the accompaniment, arranged by 24-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Jorge Calandrelli, at Abbey Road studios in London.
· #4 is the same track as one in "81.Fitzgerald & Pass . . . Again", just adding LSO orchestra arrangement. #7 is new for us, and #8 is from (I believe) "Radio Concert" in Berlin,Germany (recorded Mar. 23, 1974) and just adding LSO arrangement.
There are no info of recording data on the liner note. (Tabo/Jan. 18, 2008)

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