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    Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in Rome

    Over two decades into her career as one of the most accomplished singers in jazz, Ella Fitzgerald recorded this concert in Rome in 1958 and it went unreleased until 1988, when it became one of her most celebrated recordings. Backed by pianist Lou Levy (and pianist Oscar Peterson on the final track) and a crack rhythm section, Fitzgerald interprets material by composers such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Lionel Hampton and Benny Goodman, approaching both ballads and uptempo numbers with equal conviction. Witness how she effortlessly glides across a vaguely discordant intro followed by a twisting set of changes on “That Old Black Magic.”