Easy Living (Ella Fitzgerald album)

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Easy Living
Easy Living Cover.jpg
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass
Released 1986
Recorded February 25,28, 1986
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 56:14
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Nice Work If You Can Get It
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Joe Pass chronology
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Easy Living is a 1986 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the celebrated jazz guitarist Joe Pass. Cover photo by Tad Hershorn.

This was the fourth and final album in Fitzgerald's series of duets with Pass, the three earlier albums being Take Love Easy (1973), Fitzgerald and Pass... Again (1976) and Speak Love (1983). Fitzgerald was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards for her performance on this album.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]

In his Allmusic review, critic Scott Yanow wrote "her voice was visibly fading, although her charm and sense of swing were still very much present. But this CD is not one of her more significant recordings, other than being one of the final chapters."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Ship" (Ira Gershwin, Kurt Weill) – 4:26
  2. "Don't Be That Way" (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) – 3:00
  3. "My Man" (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) – 3:28
  4. "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 2:46
  5. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 3:04
  6. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 4:14
  7. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 6:02
  8. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) – 4:38
  9. "Moonlight in Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 4:20
  10. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) – 3:25
  11. "Why Don't You Do Right?" (Kansas Joe McCoy) – 2:56
  12. "By Myself" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 3:26
  13. "I Want a Little Girl" (Murray Mencher, Billy Moll) – 2:46
  14. "I'm Making Believe" (Mack Gordon, James V. Monaco) – 2:38
  15. "On a Slow Boat to China" (Frank Loesser) – 5:05



  1. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio: Block Communications. January 13, 1989. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Easy Living > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 5, 2011.