|The four complete broadcasts presented here constitute the only existing live documents from the last phase of the Chick Webb Orchestra, which had been relabelled "Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Orchestra". Considering the end was near, it is surprising to note that the music is remarkable and contains many highlights. Ella's singing is always nice to hear and the instrumentals and solos are also of interest, especially by trumpeter Taft Jordan and saxophonist Teddy McRae.
Two CDs with 40 songs and over 2 hours of great music. Live NBC Broadcasts from the Savoy and Roseland Ballrooms, New York, January-March 1940.
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