Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald

This recording is from June 22, 1969 where Ella Fitzgerald performs One Note Samba with Ed Thigpen on drums, Frank de la Rosa on bass, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. I am happy that our little Ella shares her name with this amazing woman! (They almost shared the same birthday as well, they’re off by only 4 days)

(via Brain Pickings)

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. we’ve named our daughter after this most amazing and powerfully creative woman. and at nearly 10 months nearly all her speech sounds like scatting to me. ;)

  2. Ella is the best!

  3. Ella is amazing! <3