Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis


Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis


Analogue Productions (Verve)



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CVRJ 4003 SA
UPC: 753088400391
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Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.

The very fact that America's biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special here. And surely enough has been said - "Satchmo" and the grande dame of jazz certainly need no further introduction. In the '50s just the mere mention of their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans. A glance at the track list reveals that tranquility rules the day: wild stomps and improvised scats will neither be sought nor missed. Of prime importance to the jazz ballad is a feeling of "letting oneself drift" in the inspiration which gushes forth from the minds of genial American songwriters. This is no contest - for the artists all pursue a common goal with extreme sensitiveness. The background combo, made up of first-class musicians and led by Oscar Peterson, performs with great concentration and almost obtrusive unobtrusiveness. Verve's highly successful 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.

Originally released in 1956.

Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals
Louie Bellson, drums
Ray Brown, bass
Barrett Deems, drums
Herb Ellis, guitar
Ed Hall, clarinet
Dale Jones, bass
Billy Kyle, piano
Oscar Peterson, piano
Buddy Rich, drums
Trummy Young, trombone

1. Can't We Be Friends
2. Isn't This a Lovely Day
3. Moonlight in Vermont
4. They can't take that away from Me
5. Under a Blanket of Blue
6. Tenderly
7. A Foggy Day
8. Stars Fell on Alabama
9. Cheek to Cheek
10. The Nearness of You
11. April In Paris

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

It doesn't get any better

posted on 01/31/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Walter
For Ella and Louie fans. A must have. I have most of the music on a "regular CD." The CD version on this hybrid Disc is a marked sonic improvement.

great emotion

posted on 12/08/2012
5 Stars

Very Special

posted on 12/26/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: MyPal
This is really an amazing remaster & transfer. When can MONO actually sound better than stereo? When it transports you back to then & there. A pleasure & feel most privileged to be able to appreciate their amazing talent the way they intended it to be.

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