Mel Tormé was also a composer, arranger and drummer who possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of American music.
Either as songwriters or performers, these musicians fit the criteria of Great American Songbook standards, with memorable melodies and enduring sentiments.
In March 1957, Ella Fitzgerald was riding high on the charts at No.11 with Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook.
The former winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition arrives on Concord Jazz.
In anticipation of the centenary of Ella Fitzgerald's birth in April, the new installation Ella Sings The Songbook has gone on display in Carmel, Indiana.
Sinatra’s influence has spread far and wide, crossing genre boundaries with ease.