Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (Mono Version) (AP 45rpm Vinyl 2LP)
Mono 200g 45RPM 2LP Set Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by George Marino at Sterling Sound & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Two of the most influential and popular figures in modern music, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong formed a jazz dream team on 1956’s Ella and Louis. Producer Norman Granz decided quite deliberately to make the recording in the studio instead of at a live session. And success has verified his judgment, for such vocal jazz knows only gentle tones – but the result is all the more intensive for that.
A once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece, Satchmo and the Grande Dame of Jazz’s distinctive vocals meld seamlessly together along with Armstrong’s exceptional trumpet playing and the first-rate accompaniment of pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Buddy Rich. This recording has become the touchstone and template for jazz vocal duets; Pensive, rich and rewarding!
“The most delightful jazz vocal recording of all time, now enshrined in 45rpm, 200gm vinyl from Chad Kassem’s Quality Record Pressings, and it’s a jaw-dropper… Ella and Louis are 3D-palpable; they’re in the room, or you’re in their room. Ella breathes air; when Pop sings down low, your hair stands on end.”
– Fred Kaplan, Stereophile
Louis Armstrong, vocals/trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals
Ray Brown, bass
Herb Ellis, guitar
Oscar Peterson, piano
Buddy Rich, drums
• Mono 200g 45rpm 2LP set from Analogue Productions
• Mastered from the original master tapes by George Marino at Sterling Sound
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
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