Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass – Take Love Easy {Pablo} [xrcd]


Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass – Take Love Easy {Pablo} [xrcd]

Vocal Jazz, Guitar+Vocal Duo

CD, EAC rip, AccurateRip, FLAC tracks, Full Artwork

169 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Ella Fitzgerald and guitarist Joe Pass teamed up in a set of duets for this album which has been reissued on CD. Because the emphasis is on ballads and not all of the songs are that well suited to Fitzgerald’s musical personality (particularly “Lush Life” and “I Want to Talk About You”), this set is only a mixed success. Much more successful are “Don’t Be That Way” and “A Foggy Day” but this is not one of the more essential Ella Fitzgerald records.

01. Take Love Easy (4:36)
02. Once I Loved (2:20)
03. Don’t Be That Way (4:39)
04. You’re Blase (3:28)
05. Lush Life (3:34)
06. A Foggy Day (6:10)
07. Gee Baby, ain’t I Good to You (4:04)
08. You Go to My Head (5:45)
09. I Want to Talk About You (3:28)

Ella Fitzgerald – vocals
Joe Pass – guitar

Produced by Norman Granz
Engineer: Rafael Valentin
Recorded in Los Angeles; August 28, 1973
Liner notes by Benny Green
Photo by Phil Stern

This JVC XRCD was produced by Akira Taguchi
Mastered by Alan Yoshida at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA
XRCD series design by Peter Grant
Creative direction by Sam Gay

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