The evening before Louis Armstrong recorded this album, both he and Miss Fitzgerald were appearing in an all-star concert also featuring Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson that was recorded for an album entitled Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1956). The following day the two singers, along with the Oscar Peterson Trio, were in a Los Angeles studio to record this gem of an album. With no time for rehearsals the songs were all set in Louis' key to make it easier, but this in no way inhibits Ella's performance. Another challenge for Pops was the fact that the material was not his normal repertoire, meaning he had to learn things on the fly in the studio. Again there's no hint of any issues, which all goes to highlight Armstrong's innate musical ability.

 

Tracklist:

Can't We Be Friends

Isn't This A Lovely Day

Moonlight In Vermont

They Can't Take That Away From Me

Under A Blanket Of Blue

Tenderly

A' Foggy Day

Stars Fell On Alabama

Cheek To Cheek

The Nearness Of You

April In Paris

 

Label: Verve

CatalogueNumber: MG V-4003

ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG - ELLA & LOUIS

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