Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Ella And Louis Hybrid Mono SACD
The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
The very fact that America's biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite
simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special
here. And surely enough has been said - "Satchmo" and the grande dame of jazz
certainly need no further introduction. In the '50s just the mere mention of
their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans. A glance at the
track list reveals that tranquility rules the day: wild stomps and improvised
scats will neither be sought nor missed. Of prime importance to the jazz ballad
is a feeling of "letting oneself drift" in the inspiration which gushes forth
from the minds of genial American songwriters. This is no contest - for the
artists all pursue a common goal with extreme sensitiveness. The background
combo, made up of first-class musicians and led by Oscar Peterson, performs with
great concentration and almost obtrusive unobtrusiveness. Verve's highly
successful producer Norman Granz decided quite deliberately to make the
recording in the studio instead of at a live session. And success has verified
his judgment, for such vocal jazz knows only gentle tones - but the result is
all the more intensive for that.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• Original Verve Label Recording
1. Can't We Be Friends
2. Isn't This a Lovely Day
3. Moonlight In Vermont
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
5. Under a Blanket of Blue
7. A Foggy Day
8. Stars Fell on Alabama
9. Cheek To Cheek
10. The Nearness of You
11. April In Paris