Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1957)(Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)
1957 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 322Mb+12Mb
Both "Ella and Louis" and this one are two of my favourite albums ever. I listen to them regularly and I never get tired of them. This occasionally amazes me. After all, this music is simple enough: standard jazz tunes, two voices, and a very discreet but steaming accompaniment by only a piano (and Peterson, who is so incredibly virtuoso when playing alone, is excellent at understating and remaining in background on this album), drums, a bass and sometimes Louis' trumpet. The result is magical. Ella and Louis are perfect together, although their voices and styles couldn't be more different. Ella's sweet, pure voice and Louis' rough growl create a contrast that is just ravishing to the ear. And each song is filled with that discreet, subtle, intoxicating swing (kudos to the musicians as well as the singers, for that). Music like this can just brighten your day.