Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Great Reunion LP
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. The session is a relaxed yet spirited one, with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington 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. "Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that's ever happened in this music leads directly - or indirectly - back to them. Both men were born on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, and each became established as a leader during the middle '20s. Although their paths had crossed from time to time over the years, nobody in the entertainment industry had ever managed to get Armstrong and Ellington into a recording studio to make an album together."