Armstrong, Louis & Duke Ellington - The Great Reunion

Vendor: Sonet
Collection: Jazz/easy listening.
Year: 1963


Sonet SLPS 1921 made in ?.

Vinyl EX. Cover VG++.

Louis Armstrong was the first jazz superstar, a trumpeter, singer, and occasional actor who became a global American icon. Duke Ellington didn’t lead the most popular orchestra of the Swing era, but he led one of the most creative, and his popularity--and creativity--far outlasted the days of the big bands. In 1961, the Duke sat in with Armstrong’s band, and the two got down to some serious good-time nostalgia. The session is a relaxed yet spirited one, with the leaders alternating between each other’s best-known songs. One of the best things about this configuration is the sound of the Duke’s piano--an underrated pianist, he seldom recorded in such an intimate context.


1. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
2. Solitude
3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4. I'm Beginning To See The Light
5. Just Squeeze Me
6. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
7. Azalea

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