Tuesday, September 11, 2007
On this mournful day, on which legendary jazz keyboard player Joe Zawinul passed away, there is finally word from the Verve Music Group about the 2-disc set "Ella Fitzgerald at Mr Kelly's"!
It seems probable that it will be released on September 18, 2007, and the above is a preview of its cover! Pretty neat, don't you think... although I would've preferred something painting-like, such as the Ella-returns-to-Berlin-cover. The picture on this cover seems to be of around 1962 (she's wearing a wig), and this concert dates from 1958 (in which she looked better in my opinion, without the wig).
Just imagine that within two weeks we can finally listen to these great recordings of Ella in her prime... but in all this joy, let's not forget Joe Zawinul.