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Of all the critiques that have been written about Ella Fitzgerald, East Coast music critic Tony Mastrianni’s perhaps best defined her very special song stylings. “In the case of Ella Fitzgerald you have something unique. There continues to be no one like her, no one who uses a voice so completely like a musical instrument. . . . She can stray from the melody, sing around it, and ... Read more in Amazon's Ella Fitzgerald Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Essential Jazz Classics
  • ASIN: B006YTLLKO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,492 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By I Bought This on 11 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
"Clap Hands" is a very special album in the Ella Fitzgerald discography. Recorded in the early 60s when her vocal skills were at their peak, it dispenses with the lush (and sometimes none-too-swinging) big band arrangements of her Songbook recordings and instead places the First Lady of Song in a jazz trio setting, led by the wonderful pianist Lou Levy. This album demonstrates, perhaps more clearly than any other, Ella's extraordinary ability to swing like crazy while still keeping a song completely coherent. The song choices are provocative, a mixture of standards and "jazz" songs which sum up Ella's skills nicely. She swings incomparably on "Night In Tunisia", but the album also showcases her wonderful ballad singing on "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Good Morning Heartache", and others. It's a terrific set!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 25 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Yes, as everybody seems to agree, this IS Ella at her best, backed by a swinging trio and
singing, singing, singing... What else?
She was at her peak at the time this was recorded and it's just SWINGING without pretentious strings or large orchestrations, one of the jazziest albums by Ella I've bought so far (and I have bought quite a few, believe you me!).

Recommended for or Ella fans, but interesting to jazz audiences in general (IMHO).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Charles R. Day on 4 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This album (1961) is up there with The Intimate Ella (1960) as amongst the finest of her studio sets. The Intimate Ella has piano only accompaniment and really is superb - my one quibble is the playing time of 42 minutes, but it is, admittedly, difficult to add numbers to a piano only set.

With a much more satisfactory playing time (it has some added tracks) this album is also amongst her very best - pity about the title track though, when you think about what the Great American Songbook has to offer.

Amongst her live recordings I would recommend her 40th birthday Rome concert of 1958 (as well as the two Berlin concerts of 1960 & 1961)

If Billie Holiday is part one, then Ella is part two of the greatest American female jazz singers of all time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Emblen on 26 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bought this just for the track 'Clap Hands here comes Charlie' but the whole album is great and well worth every penny.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
50,000 stars 7 Sept. 2003
By Adam R. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is one of Ella's very best (if no THE best) albums. Heck, it's one of the best vocal jazz albums *period.* It's just Ella and a small group, but it will blow you away. I recommend it to everyone, and it makes a great first choice for those just now looking into the First Lady of Song. Every track is choice, but "Night In Tunisa," "'Round Midnight," "Jersey Bounce," and "Music Goes Round and Around" stand out. The best song is "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most." It's the best rendition of that song by anyone anywhere. :-D
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Clap Hands, Here Comes Ella 18 July 2000
By Stony - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This cd is worth it alone for "I Got a Guy." She takes a potentially sappy song and makes it tender, pure, honest, and oh-so beautiful. Her version of "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" should have made songwriter Steve Allen very happy. In other hands, this song can (and does) sound really tacky, like it belongs in a lounge act--but not in Ella's hands. She swings it! They didn't call her Lady Time for nothing. "Stella by Starlight" is quite good, and Ella's version of "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" is quite intimate and soulful. Overall, this is very good recording of songs made during the vocal prime of the best singer (in my opinion) ever captured on record.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Pure Magic 2 Jun. 2003
By "amateurviolinist" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is probably my favorite Ella CD. Recorded in her prime--the early 1960s--it eschews the overlush arrangements and unembellished singing of her "Songbook" period and returns to her swing roots. This time she chooses a small combo of top-notch musicians and takes an attitude that's at once more intense and more playful than before, steering a course between the score-bound style of the mid-50s and the showy scat singing that made her famous in the 40s. Here the singing is very tender and contains the most tasteful, imaginative, and beautiful ornaments & phrasings I've ever heard in jazz singing--listen, for example, to the haunting last bars of "Round Midnight" and see if the hairs of your arms don't rise. What's even more notable is the large number of bop standards and slow ballads on this album. It's all wonderful, but I would name "Night in Tunisia," "Round Midnight," "Cry Me A River," "Good Morning, Heartache," and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" as my favorite tracks.
Also highly recommended are "Ella in Berlin" and "Ella in Rome," both recorded during the same period (late 1950s, early 1960s) with small combos.
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This is Ella at her best 14 Jun. 1999
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of the few albums from her Verve years to feature Ella with a jazz trio instead of a studio band, this 1961 treasure has always ranked at the top in my listing of the best recordings by the First Lady of Song. Her voice was at its peak, and she seemed to enjoy the interaction with Lou Levy on piano, Gus Johnson on drums and Herb Ellis on guitar. The selection of songs is excellent. Her version of "Stella By Starlight" is an absolute knockout!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
So Sophisticated 5 Sept. 1998
By Adam A. Fine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album stands by itself in the massive Ella Fitzgerald collection. The choice of songs, and of course her interpretation, put this one in a different category. Intimate and understated, but sharp and satisfying, I always find somethig new in it. It's probably the most sophisticated album she did. A real gem.
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