After nearly a half century, Ella Fitzgerald’s Twelve Nights In Hollywood finally sees the light of day.Â It’s an unprecedented release showcasingÂ 73 completely-unreleased live recordings from Ella in her relaxed, absolute prime.
For Twelve Nights In Hollywood, Verve Select dug into the vault to collect the best of her performances across her extended 10-night 1961 engagement at Los Angeles’ Crescendo Club and her two-night return engagement the following year, presenting an unforgettable experience that puts you right in the front seat at the club. It includes several tracks never before heard by Ella live, tracks she had just recorded or had yet to record in the studio, and old chestnuts she revisited in a fresh way. There have been several Ella live albums, but this is indeed unlike any other.
Ella Fitzgerald – Twelve Nights in Hollywood; Hip-O Select, 2010