Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella & Louis Again (1957/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella & Louis Again (1957/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:30:18 minutes | 1,78 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

Ella & Louis Again (192kHz/24-bit/Reissue) by Ella Fitzgerald.

In 1957 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong teamed up for their second recording of popular tunes drawn mostly from the “Great American Songbook”. Produced by the legendary Norman Granz, this album features an all-star group of musicians including Armstrong on vocals and trumpet, Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass and Louie Bellson on drums.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings Rodgers And Hart (Remastered) (1956/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings Rodgers And Hart (Remastered) (1956/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 55:24 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

On 7 February 1956, Ella Fitzgerald was at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood to begin one of the most remarkable series of recordings in the history of modern music. Joining her was Norman Granz, the founder and guiding light behind Verve Records and his arranger and A&R man, 15-year-old Buddy Bregman. They were there to start work on Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook, it was to be the first in a series of albums where Ella explored the Great American Songbook, songwriter by songwriter.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Lullabies Of Birdland (Remastered) (1954/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald – Lullabies Of Birdland (Remastered) (1954/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 34:28 minutes | 312 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

This is the scattin’, singin’ force of nature that was Ella on Decca from 1947-55. This vintage collection of bepop and bluesy gems includes Lullaby of Birdland; Angel Eyes; Smooth Sailing; Oh, Lady Be Good!; Later; Ella Hums the Blues; How High the Moon; Flying Home, and more!

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1957/2003/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1957/2003/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 90:26 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Front cover
Historical Mono Recording | Includes Bonus Disc with 10 additional songs

Stylistically, singer Fitzgerald and trumpeter/singer Armstrong had very different histories; he started out in Dixieland before branching out into classic jazz and swing, whereas Fitzgerald started out as a swing-oriented big-band vocalist before becoming an expert bebopper. But the two of them have no problem finding common ground on Ella and Louis Again, which is primarily a collection of vocal duets (with the backing of a solid rhythm section led by pianist Oscar Peterson). One could nit-pick about the fact that Satchmo doesn’t take more trumpet solos, but the artists have such a strong rapport as vocalists that the trumpet shortage is only a minor point. Continue reading

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:25 minutes | 1024 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Verve Reissues

Recorded in 1964, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book was recorded at Radio Recorders Studio 10-H in Los Angeles, California with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. The album was the only songbook collection Ella recorded that concentrates on the work of a lyricist instead of a composer. Riddle created wonderfully lush arrangements, and the album was Ella’s fifth and final collaboration with the conductor and arranger during her years on the Verve label. Continue reading