Ella Fitzgerald, who in the late ’50s recorded the very extensive George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, revisits their music on this duet outing with pianist André Previn. Her voice was past her prime by this point, but she was able to bring out a lot of the beauty in the ten songs, giving the classic melodies and lyrics tasteful and lightly swinging treatment. Nice Work If You Can Get It is not an essential CD but is a reasonably enjoyable outing.
01 – A Foggy Day
02 – Nice Work If You Can Get It
03 – But Not for Me
04 – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
05 – How Long Has This Been Going On?
06 – Who Cares?
07 – Medley: I’ve Got a Crush on You / Someone to Watch Over Me / Embraceable You
08 – They Can’t Take That Away from Me
Ella Fitzgerald – vocals
Andre Previn – piano
Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen – bass
Recorded on May 23, 1983.
Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork