Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, along with the Oscar Peterson Trio, recorded this jazz gem of an album in 1956 for Verve Records in Los Angeles.
Of the 19 tracks on Ella And Louis Again, seven feature either Ella or Louis solo, but it’s when they are together that some of the real magic happens.
The third, and final, album that Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald recorded together saw Russell Garcia’s Orchestra replace the Oscar Peterson Trio.
This unusual concept album – 12 tunes associated with angels, performed by Louis Armstrong and backed by an orchestra and choir – is an overlooked gem.
New Orleans Nights is a compilation of six recordings made by Louis Armstrong – with different ensembles branded under the name of All-Star Band.
In 1956, Louis Armstrong began undertaking the task of recording his 'musical autobiography', as Satchmo was still fond of his early jazz recordings.
Satchmo was the 'ambassador of jazz'. A trumpet, a smile and a laugh helped make Louis Armstrong one of the most loved musicians of the 20th Century.