Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis’ with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (1956)

‘Ella and Louis’ by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio album recorded on August 16, 1956 with the Oscar Peterson Quartet.

Track Listing : 1.Can’T We Be Friends? (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 03:47 . 2.Isn’T This A Lovely Day? (Irving Berlin) – 06:16 . 3.Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 03:42 . 4.They Can’T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:39 . 5.Under A Blanket Of Blue (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) – 04:18 . 6.Tenderly (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 5:10 . 7.A Foggy Day (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:32 . 8.Stars Fell On Alabama (Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins) – 03:34 . 9.Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin) – 05:53 . 10.The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 05:42 . 11.April In Paris (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 06:33

William Claxton

Musicians : Louis Armstrong – Vocals, Trumpet . Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Ray Brown – Bass . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Oscar Peterson – Piano . Buddy Rich – Drums

Phil Stern

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Val Valentin – Engineer

Package : William Claxton asterisques RVM – Photography . Hollis King – Art Direction . John Mcdonough – Liner Notes . Phil Stern asterisques RVM – Original Cover Photography

Recorded On August 16, 1956 At Capitol Studios, Los Angeles.

Released In 1956 By Verve.


It is extremely hard – if not impossible – to find another jazz album where the chemistry is as strong and effective as it is here. In fact, not even Ella and Louis’s later collaborations manage to work as nicely as this, their first. […]

foxtrot_stowaway @ RateYourMusic
The reason this works so well is the stimulating interaction between the ‘I just drank a jar of honey’ silky smooth Ella and the ‘I just drank a jar of gravel’ gruff and ragged Louis. Also, these are great songs and they are beautifully recorded. But yeh, mostly the first thing I said. […]

All About Jazz
First the songs are much better—”Cheek To Cheek” is a small classic—and the accompaniment by pianist Oscar Peterson and his trio (joined by drummer Buddy Rich) ups the swing ante considerably. […]


‘Ella and Louis’ by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong



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