is a 1982 The Best Is Yet to Come studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. 
The last of Fitzgerald's six collaborations with Riddle, their work together on the
Verve label more than fifteen years earlier is considered some of Fitzgerald's finest, both musically and critically.
Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the
1984 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female, one of three Grammies she won for her work with Riddle.
Reception [ edit ]
In his biography of Riddle,
September In the Rain, Peter J. Levinson wrote that the album "...simply wasn't the best. In fact it was a near disaster. The raggedy tone of Ella's voice couldn't be disguised". 
Track listing [ edit ]
"Don't Be That Way" (
Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) – 4:03 "
God Bless the Child" ( Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 4:42 "(I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone" (
Buddy Johnson) – 3:48 "
You're Driving Me Crazy" ( Walter Donaldson) – 3:27 "Any Old Time" (
Artie Shaw) – 4:19 "
Goodbye" ( Gordon Jenkins) – 3:58 "
Autumn in New York" ( Vernon Duke) – 3:24 "
The Best Is Yet to Come" ( Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 5:19 "
Deep Purple" ( Peter DeRose, Parish) – 4:04 "Somewhere in the Night" (
Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow) – 3:07
Personnel [ edit ]
Ella Fitzgerald - vocals Christine Ermacoff, Barbara Hunter, Dennis Karmazyn, Jerome Kessler, Robert L. Martin, Judith Perett, Frederick Seykora, Nancy Stein -
cello Bill Green,
Ronnie Lang, Ronald Langinger, Hubert Laws, Wilbur Schwartz - flute David Duke, Joe Meyer, Gale Robinson -
Marshal Royal - alto saxophone
Al Aarons - trumpet Bob Cooper -
Bill Watrous - trombone Tommy Tedesco,
Joe Pass - guitar Richard Klein - guitar, french horn
Art Hillery -
organ Jim Hughart -
Shelly Manne - drums
Jimmy Rowles - piano
Nelson Riddle - arranger, conductor
References [ edit ]