Ella Fitzgerald - It Don't Mean A Thing ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ella Fitzgerald - It Don't Mean A Thing

I like many styles of music but nothing really compares to swing. Swing to me means infectious joy, music that makes you want to dance.

In this video clip from German television from 1974 with Ella Fitzgerald, she also lists a number of music styles and comes to the conclusion that It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing).

The jazz orchestra has full big band sound that I love. In the middle of "It Don't Mean A Thing" they also play a few bars of "Four brothers" as well as "Moten Swing".

The orchestra has a number of great jazz musicians such as Joe Pass (guitar), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Bobby Durham (drums), Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Eddie Lockjaw Davis (tenor saxophone).

What do you think of this video clip with Ella Fitzgerald performing "It Don't Mean A Thing"? Tell me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I could never get tired of Ella Fitzgerald's incomparable voice...she is so one of a kind. I wonder if that wonderful singer Maryanne has tried Ella's "Too Marvelous For Words" (a personal favorite).