Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington: The Story of a Friendship


In 1956, producer Normal Granz launched Ella Fitzgerald’s Song Book series with the release of Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book. Released on Verve Records, this project celebrated composers and lyricists emblematic of the cultural cornerstone known as the Great American Songbook. The Oxford Companion to Jazz hailed the series: “The concept was

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