Ella and Louis [Master Edition]

Ella and Louis [Master Edition]

by Ella Fitzgerald


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Ella and Louis is an inspired collaboration, masterminded by producer Norman Granz. Both artists were riding high at this stage in their careers, and Granz assembled a stellar quartet of Oscar Peterson (piano), Buddy Rich (drums), Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass). Equally inspired was the choice of material, with the gruffness of Armstrong's voice blending like magic with Fitzgerald's stunningly silky delivery. Outstanding are Irving Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek" and "Isn't This a Lovely Day," and everything else works like a dream, with the golden star going to the Gershwin brothers' "They Can't Take That Away from Me." Gentle and sincere, this is deserving of a place in every home.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042282717641
catalogNumber: 827176

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Drums
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Buddy Rich   Drums
Barrett Deems   Drums
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Trummy Young   Trombone
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Ray Brown   Bass
Billy Kyle   Piano
Dale Jones   Bass
Ed Hall   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Russell Garcia   Arranger
Norman Granz   Producer
Walter Gross   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Notes Editing
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Phil Schaap   Tape Research
Val Valentin   Engineer
Phil Stern   Original Cover Photography
John McDonough   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Tom Greenwood   Research Coordination
Carlos Kase   Research Coordination
Bryan Koniarz   Producer

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Ella and Louis [Master Edition] 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guru-of-Nothing More than 1 year ago
If you like a track that's easy on the ears this is for you. This goes up with favorites like Jimmy Durante and The Ink Spots. It combines the beautiful voice of Ella Fitzgerald with the softer side of Louis Armstrong keeps every track feeling fresh (I like artist like Dean Martin, but an entire album of his at once is a bit much). Goes best with a hot day and a slow drive with the windows down.
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