Ella and Louis [Essential] by Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong on CD
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong make for a charming team on this CD. Accompanied by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich, Fitzgerald and Armstrong perform standards with joy and swing. There are touches of Satch's trumpet, but this is primarily a vocal set with the emphasis on tasteful renditions of ballads. This release contains the complete original Verve LP Ella & Louis along with five bonus tracks from its follow-up set Ella & Louis Again. Essential Jazz Albums. 2009.