Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson – Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957) (Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)
1957 | Genre: Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 383Mb+8Mb
On that great Verve album cover, two giants of twentieth century jazz, sitting on plain old barstools, shirtsleeved, about as casual as casual can be.
A fitting intro to this recording. Satchmo is not encumbered by that saccharine pop stuff of his later years, nor is he too Bourbon Street to bear. Instead, he swings gracefully, wittily, almost effortlessly from track to track, contributing some growls where needed, a little soulful commentary now and then, and, of course, that smile that one almost see in his voice. He tackles these standards in a mellow but never vapid way; you've heard most of these songs before, but Armstrong makes you want to listen, makes you hum a little in the car, a few finger pops, and, of course, you find yourself singing along……..