Joe Pass & Ella Fitzgerald – Duets in Hannover 1975

Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald live in concert

I’ve said before that I’m a big Joe Pass fan, and I love his duet recordings with the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald; so it was a great treat to find this concert recording on YouTube.

The first half features Joe playing solo, as brilliant as ever. Then Ella joins him, and seeing (as well as hearing) the two of them together is just unbelievable. Quite apart from their skills as a player and a singer it’s a great demonstration of virtuoso listening, the way they lock together and play off each other.

Ella gets the words wrong on Nature Boy – so they just do it all over again! Reassuring for us mere mortals…

The tracks are:

Joe Pass solo:

With Ella Fitzgerald:

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