Ella Fitzgerald recorded this album in 1963 under the keen eye of Jazz Impressario Norman Granz, who produced some of the most wonderful and cherished recordings of the 20th Century. The "Jerome Kern Songbook" is part of that magnificent Songbook series; every song on this recording is a gem and an integral part of the Great American Songbook. No one, and I mean no one, could sing a lyric like Ella.
Nelson Riddle arranged and conducted the studio orchestra for this album, and the orchestra features some of the great musicians of the time, including Paul Smith (Ella's long-time pianist), Frank Flynn and Dick Nash.
And oh! The songs! How about such classics as "A Fine Romance" or "The Way You Look Tonight"? And also "Yesterdays" and, from SHOWBOAT, a terrific rendition of "Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine".
This recording is a must-have in any collection.