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Sunday Jazz Corner With Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald was known as the “Queen of Jazz“.   An American jazz vocalist with impeccable diction, phrasing and a vocal range spanning three octaves.  She would create and change the notes spontaneously with an effortless improvisational style in perfect pitch while we all watch and listen in awe.  There was no auto tuning here.  There were no simple three note melodies.  This was the real deal.  Ella set the bar high for everyone to follow.  Whether you are a lover of jazz or not, it would be difficult not to recognize her God-given talent.

Listen and witness a master at work giving off a joyous smile as she makes it all look so simple.  Especially with her style of scat singing.  I wonder who can sing like her today out of all our new singers?  I hope that there is someone, or that a young talent will grow and meet her expertise someday.

She really had something special and gave us everything, every time with every recording and live performance.  Take a minute to read a bit of history on this musical genius Ella Fitzgerald.

Here she is performing a live 7:00 minute uptempo version of “The Man I love.”

Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Ginny’s in Harlem – Boncellia Lewis

With fall in the air and winter almost here, there are plenty of music venues coming up in Harlem to keep us warm.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Boncellia Lewis perform yet you can catch her on Saturday, November 17th, for a special one-woman tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald.

To purchase tickets for this event see information below or visit Ginny’s website Ginny’s Supper Club

Ginny’s Supper Club | Red Rooster
310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 421 – 3821

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Keepin’ It Soul (Vol. 2) RhythmDB

By HarlemHouse

Volume Two of “Keepin’ It Soul” by RhythmDB is available now on itunes and Podbean.  With music by Jill Scott, Kindred The Family Soul, Jay Z , Kelly Price, Raw Artistic Soul, Jennifer Hudson, DJ Jazzy Jeff & much more.  A variety of new and old Soul, Jazz, R&B, Downbeats and Mellow House blended together in a smooth collection by RhythmDB.   For full Playlist see below.

Links… Available now on iTunes FREE DOWNLOAD through HarlemCondoLife and also on RhythmDB Podcasts.  Also via Podbean for streaming.

PLAYLIST -

That Way – Wale (Instrumental Dub)

Take A Look Around – Kindred The Family Soul

Trippin’ – Eric Benet

Nice Spirits – Skrillex (Phonat Remix)

Isn’t It Romantic? – Mel Tome (Paul & Price Remix)

New Day – Jay Z & Kanye West (Extended Mix)

You Ain’t No Good – The Bamboos

Don’t Look Down – Jennifer Hudson

Fela Brasil – Raw Artistic Soul

Fall In Love (Your Funeral) – Erykah Badu

I Miss You – Beyonce

I’m Beginning to See the Light – Ella Fitzgerald (Rondo Brothers Mix)

Intervention – Kelly Price

You Got Love ft. Snoop Dogg – Kindred The Family Soul (Remix)

The Journey ft. Ursula Rucker – Kraak & Smaak

Night In Tunisia – Duke Jordan (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix)

Stargazer – Thievery Corporation

Amazing Place – Karu

Until Then (I Imagine) – Jill Scott

I’m New Here – Gil Scott-Heron/R.I.P (Jamie xx mix)

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Summer Jazz Mix Vol. 2 mixed for HCL (HarlemCondoLife)

SUMMER JAZZ MIX (Vol. 2) RHYTHMDB

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By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                   Summer Jazz Vol. 2 is a follow up to Summer Jazz Vol. 1 with a mixture of classic jazz standards along with cool remixes adding a contemporary edge. The first Summer Jazz mix was one of HarlemCondoLife’s favorites.  Vol. 2 moves smoothly from Gegory Porter to Esperanza Spalding, Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, Ella, Chet, Sarah Vaughn, DJ Cam, the Gotan Project  and a whole lot more…  (See playlist below)

As always we aim to bring you a variety of different music mixes on various collections to enjoy at your leisure, whether at home, work or just while browsing through our posts on HarlemCondoLife.

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Jazz is Harlem… Happy listening and hope you enjoy the mix!  HH.

PLAYLIST —

SUMMER JAZZ MIX (Volume 2) RHYTHMDB                                                       1)Feeling Good – Gregory Porter (intro Edit)// 2)Little Fly – Esperanza Spalding// 3)I’ll Remember April – Chet Baker// 4)Lover Man – Sarah Vaughan (Remix)// 5)When I Wake Up – Jill Scott// 6)Lady Sings the Blues – Billie Holiday// 7)Un ete a Paris – DJ Cam// 8)Mi Confesion – Gotan Project// 9)Angel Eyes – Ella Fitzgerald// 10)I need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc//11)God Bless The Child – Jill Scott, Al Jarreau & George Benson// 12)Illusion – Gregory Porter// 13)My Funny Valentine (Live) – Chaka Khan//14)Ver de Cabo di Nhas Odjos – Cesaria Evora// 15)Stay Together – Ledisi & Jaheim// 16)Make My Day – Waldeck (Parov Stelar Mix)// 17)Lover Come Back – Swing Republic feat. Nat King Cole// 18)That’s How Life Goes – Janita// 19)Manana – Souleance// 20)That Old Devil Called Love – Chet Baker// 21)All of A Sudden My Heart Sings – Shirley Horn// 22)Yesterdays – Billie Holiday (Junior Boys Trippy Mix)