PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Broadway Big Band's Caissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Alysha Umphress Pick Female Standards

By Michael Gioia
18 Sep 2013

Alysha Umphress: "Stompin At The Savoy" (as performed by Ella Fitzgerald). Obviously, I couldn't make a list like this and leave off Ella. She is the MASTER. Seriously, no one can touch her scat skills. She's a phenom, a genius. Here's "Stompin at the Savoy." I also ADORE the duet version she does with Louis Armstrong. Their partnership and musical chemistry was MAGICAL.