Saturday 11 February 2017
Snowing outside and thankfully its warm in Abbey Road Studio One.
It doesn't get much better than this. Recording tracks with Ella Fitzgerald. Orchestrated and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.
Old standards that were originally recorded with a jazz trio now given an orchestral make-over. Fabulous.
We have Ella in our cans ... Jorge's arrangement are a delight. A classy combination. It doesn't get much better than this
Four tracks in the afternoon: Bewitched, Misty, What Is There To Say and There's A Song In My Heart.
The evening session: I Get A Kick Out Of You, Let's Do It - Let's Fall In Love.
And then when I thought it couldn't get any better ... some duets with Louis Armstrong.
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off and They Can't Take That Away From Me.
Tomorrow's session is going to be Somebody To Watch Over Me, These Foolish Things, Making Whoopee, People Will Say We're In Love. ...
Produced by Juliette Pochin the CD is due out on the Verve label on April 8th to celebrate Ella's 100th birthday.
Christmas sorted early this year!