In honour of her centennial celebrations, Ella Fitzgerald's 1959 album with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, will be reissued in a spectacular 6 LP box set.
Born on 25th April 1917, Ella Fitzgerald is often regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz vocalists of all time, becoming highly synonymous with countless jazz standards.
Remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios in Hollywood where the album was originally recorded in 1959 under the supervision of Verve Records founder Norman Granz. The box set will consist of the original 5 LP album with a new 10-inch instrumental EP. Which includes orchestra tracks and additional session material, one of which is a mono alternate take of "Oh! Lady Be Good!" on vinyl for the first time ever.
The set also includes replicas of the five lithographs by French impressionist painter Bernard Buffet and a hardcover book, Words And Music, which has been updated with additional historical information and an afterword by noted author David Ritz.
The box set will be released on 21st April.
Listen to the original album below.