The Verve label has announced Ella Fitzgerald’s live album “The Lost Berlin Tapes”. The material was recorded in 1962 at the Berlin Sports Palace, two years after Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife. The original recording has long been considered lost, but was recently discovered in his collection by Norman Granz, founder of jazz label Verve Records. Ella recorded the show in question with pianist Paul Smith, bassist Wilfred Middlebrooks ( Wilfred Middlebrooks) and drummer Stan Levey.
“The Lost Berlin Tapes” will be released on two LPs. The songs include the iconic “Cheek to Cheek”, “I Won’t Dance” and “Mack the Knife”. No disc and digital editions have been reported yet. The release will take place on October 2, but the pre-order has already started on the