LOUIS ARMSTRONG & OSCAR PETERSON - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Audiophile Version) - LP - Vinyl

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG & OSCAR PETERSON - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Audiophile Version) - LP - Vinyl

LOUIS ARMSTRONG & OSCAR PETERSON - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Audiophile Version) - LP - Vinyl

€40.99

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG & OSCAR PETERSON – Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Audiophile Version)

LP – Mastered from Original Tapes on 180g Vinyl


Second release in the new audiophile Acoustic Sounds series.

Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson is a brilliant undertaking in which Verve’s legendary “house pianist” encountered one of jazz’s most revered giants. A significant part of Peterson’s genius was his ability to be an exceptional pianist and leader, while also being a perfect accompanist when the circumstance demands… and in a situation like this, to be both. Armstrong is not only recognized as one of the most innovative, singular, fascinating and beloved artists of the 20th century, but also one of the most generous in the way he embraced and stimulated his collaborators.

Backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio – bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, and augmented by frequent fourth member Louis Bellson on drums – these peerless heavyweights created an album that is utterly compelling, radiantly jubilant and consummate in artistry. The musicians provided the setting for the jewel that is Pops, with Peterson perfectly embellishing every phrase Armstrong sings or plays. The focus here is primarily upon his totally personal and thoroughly captivating vocal style, with his occasional trumpet solos limited in all but one case to a single chorus. Essentially culled from the Great American Song Book – Cole Porter, the Gershwins and Harold Arlen among the songwriters – the pieces range from poignant ballads and blues to effusive easy-grooved swing. Each song is an exquisitely crafted gem that will warm the heart and enrich the soul.

Tracklist

A1 That Old Feeling
A2 Let's Fall In Love
A3 I'll Never Be The Same
A4 Blues In The Night
A5 How Long Has This Been Going On
A6 I Was Doing All Right
B1 What's New
B2 Moon Song
B3 Just One Of Those Things
B4 There's No You
B5 You Go To My Head
B6 Sweet Lorraine

LABEL: Verve

CAT NO: B0031689-01

BARCODE: 602508687853