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Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald – Ella and Louis (1956) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald – Ella and Louis (1956)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:53 minutes | 959 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | @ Verve Records
Historical Mono Recording

Two of the most influential and popular voices in modern music, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong form a jazz dream team on Ella and Louis. A once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece, their distinctive vocals meld seamlessly together along with Armstrong’s exceptional trumpet playing. This recording has become the touchstone and template for jazz vocal duets. Features the excellent quartet of Oscar Peterson (piano), Buddy Rich (drums), Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass).

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong make for a charming team on this CD. Accompanied by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich, Fitzgerald and Armstrong perform 11 standards with joy and swing. There are touches of Satch’s trumpet, but this is primarily a vocal set with the emphasis on tasteful renditions of ballads. Its follow-up, Ella & Louis Again, is also worth getting.

01 – Can’t We Be Friends?
02 – Isn’t This A Lovely Day?
03 – Moonlight In Vermont
04 – They Can’t Take That Away From Me
05 – Under A Blanket Of Blue
06 – Tenderly
07 – A Foggy Day
08 – Stars Fell On Alabama
09 – Cheek To Cheek
10 – The Nearness Of You
11 – April In Paris

Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals
Louis Armstrong – Trumpet, Vocals
Oscar Peterson – Piano
Herb Ellis – Guitar
Ray Brown – Bass
Buddy Rich – Drums


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