In this video Ella Fitzgerald is glorious as ever; the Oscar Peterson Trio accompaniment is wonderful too. Well worth a couple of “rewinds” to tune into them as well.




Bonus Track: Canadian Oscar Peterson’s original composition, Hymn to Freedom, inspired by the U.S. Civil Rights movement:



One Response to Thursday Music: Ella and Oscar

  1. Cat Kin says:

    Fascinating! But for me, much like seeing a rocket launch instead of listening to music. I will always prefer the Nat King Cole trio to Oscar Peterson’s and this Oscar winning song by Ella Fitzgerald to any scat music that she so marvelously performed:

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