A fantastic bargain - great remastering, absolutely classic material, well packaged and all at a ludicrous price, this set is a must for any fan of Ella. Featuring the complete Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington Songbooks recordings this really required listening for anyone with even the slightest interest in jazz. Ella is absolutely peerless throughout these discs - she has such effortless charm and warmth that you might get the idea that it all comes too easily to her. Take a listen then to tunes like 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore' and 'I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues, and she'll show you that she can dig deep when called upon.
If I had to express a preference I would say I prefer her work with Ellington as it has more of a gritty and perhaps collaborative air about the recordings: with the Duke she is working with a band rather then simply singing atop previously worked out arrangements as per the Berlin material. But this is nitpicking.