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Ella and Louis


Download links and information about Ella and Louis by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 53:47 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 53:47
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No. Title Length
1. Can't We Be Friends? 3:45
2. Isn't This a Lovely Day? (feat. Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown & Buddy Rich) 6:15
3. Moonlight In Vermont (feat. Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson & Buddy Rich) 3:39
4. They Can't Take That Away from Me 4:39
5. Under a Blanket of Blue (feat. Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown & Buddy Rich) (featuring Herb Ellis, Louis Armstrong) 4:15
6. Tenderly 5:07
7. A Foggy Day (feat. Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson & Buddy Rich) 4:31
8. Stars Fell On Alabama 3:31
9. Cheek to Cheek 5:52
10. The Nearness of You 5:40
11. April In Paris 6:33



This album is Mastered for iTunes. If Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue is the essential instrumental jazz album, its vocal equivalent may be Ella and Louis. The entire Hall of Fame roster alone is astounding—vocalist Ella Fitzgerald and trumpeter/vocalist Louis Armstrong, plus pianist Oscar Peterson’s Nat King Cole-style trio with bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis. Then drummer Buddy Rich was added to the session, so the album would be recommendable on the rhythm section’s performance alone. Producer Norman Granz chose the all-standards repertoire, which was entirely recorded on August 16, 1956. For the joyful opener “Can’t We Be Friends” Ella sings first, followed by Louis (dropping a slight scat), who then takes a brash and economical trumpet solo. Highlights (among a collection of highlights) include “Tenderly” (with Armstrong’s instrumental introduction), the inspired vocal interplay of “Cheek to Cheek” and the sustained loveliness of “The Nearness of You”.