Includes "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "I Get A Kick Out Of You" And More!
Its impossible not to praise these recordings to the skies. The two musicians Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are a sure guarantee for swing and expressiveness, for musicality, and for mutual understanding. One might even go as far as saying that they were the very epitome of jazz between 1930 and 1960, that they were the best of the best as regards quality, that they achieved remarkable success, and were extremely popular. And to crown it all, Oscar Peterson and his Trio, a fantastically groovy rhythm group, were invited to join them in the studio.
The numbers are all from the Great American Songbook and are easily recognizable; the introduction hardly gets underway before your feet are tapping to the beat of "Dont Be That Way" right up to "Learnin The Blues". And it is between these two poles swing and the blues that music is made. Producer Norman Granz certainly had a stroke of genius when he signed Ella and Louis to his Verve label. And the recordings brought both the two musicians, and him, excellent sales figures.
If you have never heard these 19 numbers, then let yourself be seduced by Ella and Louis into the world of jazz just like the present author 40 years ago. Those who have heard these titles over and over again will certainly discover previously unheard subtleties, sophistication, and an astounding rapport between the musicians in this re-release.
180g Virgin Vinyl
High Quality Pressing
Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
Oscar Peterson, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Ray Brown, bass
Louis Bellson, drums
1. Don't Be That Way
2. Makin' Whoopee
3. They All Laughed
4. Comes Love
5. Autumn In New York
6. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
7. Stompin' At the Savoy
8. I Won't Dance
9. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
1. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
3. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
4. Willow Weep For Me
5. I'm Puttin' All My Eggs In One Basket
6. A Fine Romance
7. Ill Wind
8. Love Is Here To Stay
9. I Get A Kick Out of You
10. Learnin' The Blues
Recording: July and August 1957 in Los Angeles
Production: Norman Granz