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JAZZIZ Travel #44: Ken Drucker on “Ella Fitzgerald at the Hollywood Bowl”


JAZZIZ Travel is a new podcast series, hosted by JAZZIZ Online Editor Matt Micucci, exploring jazz and creative music in four corners of the globe. In this series, you’ll hear artists and people talk about the importance of jazz as an art form, the influence of folk music traditions from different cultures and backgrounds, or just share their thoughts, ideas, and insights on multicultural projects.

in this episode Jazz travel, we go back in time to find a previously unheard recording of Ella Fitzgerald’s concert of a very special performance at the Hollywood Bowl on August 16, 1958. On this day, the song’s first lady performed some clips from the album she had been recording for months earlier, Ella Fitzgerald sings the Irving Berlin Songbook, which would become one of the most popular of her most famous works. Conducted and arranged by Paul Weston, who also arranged and conducted studio sessions, this concert marks the only time the legendary jazz singer has performed these iconic arrangements with a full orchestra.

listen to us Jazz travel A podcast conversation with Ken Drucker, VP of Jazz Development at Verve Music Group, about this great album. Ella Fitzgerald at the Hollywood Bowl: Irving Berlin Songbook Available now on Verve/UMe, you can order it here.

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