[ Verve / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Monday 14 September 2015
Ella and Louis. No last names are necessary, and no explanation for why this was a musical match made in heaven.
There's been nothing like it in vocal jazz since these memorable mid-1950s Verve recordings which showcased Ella's plush voice and Louis' deep rumble. Satin meets sandpaper. It was the perfect chemistry.
Now collected together are their duet recordings, previously released as Ella and Louis and Ella and Louis Again, plus two duets from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and their 1950 classic, Dream A Little Dream Of Me. Nearly two hours and forty minutes of pure jazz classics on one double album, with fascinating liner notes by eminent Australian jazz writer Kevin Jones.
1. Can't We Be Friends?
2. Isn't This A Lovely Day?
3. Moonlight In Vermont
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
5. Under A Blanket Of Blue
7. A Foggy Day
8. Stars Fell On Alabama
9. Cheek To Cheek
10. The Nearness Of You
11. April In Paris
12. Don't Be That Way
13. Makin' Whoopie
14. They All Laughed
15. Comes Love
16. Autumn In New York
17. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
1. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
2. Stompin' At The Savoy
3. I Won't Dance
4. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
5. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
6. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
7. Willow Weep For Me
8. I'm Puttin' All My Eggs In One Basket
9. A Fine Romance
10. Ill Wind
11. Love Is Here To Stay
12. I Get A Kick Out Of You
13. Learnin' The Blues
14. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
15. Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
16. It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess)