11 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The two finest jazz singers of their time sound like the best of friends on the first—and greatest—of their three duet albums. Performed live in the studio in 1956 with pianist Oscar Peterson's Quartet (featuring guitarist Herb Ellis and drummer Buddy Rich), these 11 standards simmer and swing. The pair delivers more grace than gravitas, with Armstrong's subtly syncopated trumpet solos adding another authoritative voice to these nocturnal hits, which range from "Moonlight on Vermont" to "Stars Fell on Alabama."

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The two finest jazz singers of their time sound like the best of friends on the first—and greatest—of their three duet albums. Performed live in the studio in 1956 with pianist Oscar Peterson's Quartet (featuring guitarist Herb Ellis and drummer Buddy Rich), these 11 standards simmer and swing. The pair delivers more grace than gravitas, with Armstrong's subtly syncopated trumpet solos adding another authoritative voice to these nocturnal hits, which range from "Moonlight on Vermont" to "Stars Fell on Alabama."

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
80 Ratings
80 Ratings
SaxMan 83k ,

Simply the best, fabulous!

A desert island jazz album for sure. One of the best jazz albums in history, and that is saying quite a lot.

Ella and Louis singing together with a world class rhythm section backing them. The talent on this album is simply staggering. The all-star rhythm section plays it cool and subdued, allowing Louis and Ella to shine.

For me, hearing Louis in such a subdued and sophisticated setting is just unreal. The intimacy of this album is one of its greatest features. Can you imagine walking into a quiet jazz club and hearing this group? Pull up a table and sit in on a truly great and historic session!

Carleyg123 ,

Awesome

Its addicting and it's awesome

Ted Vv ,

One of the best of all time

I can't comment on THIS iTunes master, but this is one of the top jazz albums on my list. Ella and Louis compliment each other perfectly and the results are heart wrenching.

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