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Ella & Louis Again

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Recorded in 1957, Ella & Louis Again re-teams Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong after the success of their first album and a popular series of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl the previous year. Stylistically, Fitzgerald and Armstrong had very different histories; he started out in Dixieland before branching out into classic jazz and swing, whereas Fitzgerald started out as a swing-oriented big-band vocalist before becoming an expert bebopper. But the two of them have no problem finding common ground on Ella & Louis Again, which is primarily a collection of vocal duets with the backing of a solid rhythm section led by pianist Oscar Peterson. One could nitpick ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Recorded in 1957, Ella & Louis Again re-teams Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong after the success of their first album and a popular series of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl the previous year. Stylistically, Fitzgerald and Armstrong had very different histories; he started out in Dixieland before branching out into classic jazz and swing, whereas Fitzgerald started out as a swing-oriented big-band vocalist before becoming an expert bebopper. But the two of them have no problem finding common ground on Ella & Louis Again, which is primarily a collection of vocal duets with the backing of a solid rhythm section led by pianist Oscar Peterson. One could nitpick about the fact that Satchmo doesn't take more trumpet solos, but the artists have such a strong rapport as vocalists that the trumpet shortage is only a minor point. Seven selections find either Fitzgerald or Armstrong singing without the other, although they're together more often than not on this fine set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 044006539027
  • Catalog Number: 065390
  • Sales rank: 43,383

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Louie Bellson Drums
Herb Ellis Guitar
Oscar Peterson Piano
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Ray Brown Bass
Technical Credits
Norman Granz Producer, Liner Notes
John Sinclair Liner Notes
Val Valentin Engineer
Suha Gur Mastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Bryan Koniarz Producer
Sherniece Smith Art Direction
Ken Druker Executive Producer
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