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Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald—the first to be released on her own Emerald City Records—the Long Island native has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook albums held “Biblical” importance for her when she was growing up and have never lost their hold on her.
Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself, guided by her producer, arranger, and trumpet great, Nicholas Payton. “This record is really different,” she adds. “It’s the first I’ve made a recording without a label and so I was able to make all the decisions myself. Honestly, when I listened back to the takes, I heard a different singer than I’ve heard before—a more mature one...These were the vocals of a 38-year-old woman with a lot of life experience. These tracks really express who I am.”
Jane’s gorgeous upward swoop is pure Ella, her earthy wordless phrases pure Sarah, but this album is a classic example of a singer leading her influences rather than being led by them. You don't want to miss this rebroadcast of this special live stream concert event!
This unedited performance was originally broadcast live from Musical Instrument Museum on July 12, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ.
photo courtesy Chapman Management