Jazz at 33 rpm (Issue 07)
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis
The pair that need no introduction, Ella and Louis pose together on the cover of the album that is simply called Ella and Louis. Playing with a quartet led by Oscar Peterson, they perform many great standards, Ella’s rhythmic power and wide range blending perfectly with Louis’ trumpet scats.
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals; Louis Armstrong, vocals and trumpet; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums
Track-by-track analysis of the recording