bryn listens : ella fitgerald live in hollywood

I have been spending time with Ella these days, listening to discs from the box set titled "Twelve Nights in Hollywood" that was reissued on CD last year. It is a collection of live recordings from a two week stint of Ella Fitzgerald and her band at The Crescendo Club. The quality of the recordings are tremendous and intimate. Ella's humor and musical abilities have never been so enjoyable. I picked three tracks from the set today for three different reasons. I'll be sharing more with you over time. I hope you like it!

Listen with me:

For the sass: Lorelei

For the title: Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe

For the treatment: Blue Moon

(*Image via Jazz.com)