Ella: reactions

"Male or female, the best singer on the planet. Her loss is irreplaceable."

-- Mel Torme


"We'll all miss her. She created most of the pop singing tradition that has been around ever since."

-- jazz pianist Dick Hyman


Dionne Warwick
(60K AIFF or WAV sound)


"I idolized her, and she was my inspiration. Her singing style was unparalleled. There was only one Ella Fitzgerald. I am so grateful that I knew her."

-- singer Phyllis McGuire


"She did a lot for music, and she did a lot for me. Everybody she touched or (who) worked with her sure has the greatest praise of any performer."

-- pianist and longtime Fitzgerald accompanist Tommy Flanagan


Melissa Manchester
(80K AIFF or WAV sound)


"My all-time favorite."

-- Frank Sinatra


"I am deeply saddened by the death of Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz world and the nation have suffered a tremendous loss in the passing of someone with so much talent, grace and class."

-- President Bill Clinton


Lena Horne
(66K AIFF or WAV sound)

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