Recording Together For The First Time(Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington)
1 x LP
2016 EU reissue on 180g LP= This was released as the first volume of recordings by Roulette Records from a 1961 summit between two jazz icons. Using Armstrong's regulars plus Ellington at the piano (who performs exceptionally well, comping understat...
Release date: 14-06-2016(originally released in 1963)
2016 EU reissue on 180g LP= This was released as the first volume of recordings by Roulette Records from a 1961 summit between two jazz icons. Using Armstrong's regulars plus Ellington at the piano (who performs exceptionally well, comping understatedly behind the vocals), the duo romps through 7 of the Duke's most famous and popular compositions. With Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet plus a rhythm section of Mort Herbert & Danny Barcelona, these recordings are a once-in-a-lifetime dream summit meeting.
A1 Duke's Place
A2 I'm Just A Lucky So And So
A3 Cotton Tail
A4 Mood Indigo
A5 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
B1 The Beautiful American
B2 Black And Tan Fantasy
B3 Drop Me Off In Harlem
B4 The Mooche
B5 In A Mellowtone
Satchmo and The Duke were each in the midst of revitalized careers that were soaring higher than the fame of their youth when they joined forces to record "The Great Summit" in 1961. Each already was an unparalleled legend for nearly 30 years, and it is surprising they hadn't recorded more together. But then their styles were so different. Ellington was the sheer embodiment of sophistication and elegance in jazz. Armstrong was the earthy pulse of the people at large. Each had a ceaseless creativity and vitality that could only be matched by the other. All stylistic differences aside, few musicians on earth have had their sense of swingin' rhythm. This reissue remains a musical feast for the ears as Louie puts his own take on the music as Duke performs his biggest hits! You'll be blown away on "Mood Indigo;" "Black and Tan Fantasy;" "The Mooch;" "In a Mellow Tone;" "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing)" and more.
Originally released: 1961
This release: 2016