This 2CD set comprises sessions by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with the substantial bonus that most are with Oscar Peterson, providing perfect continuity. The 2 complete albums here are "Ella and Louis" (1956) and "Ella and Louis Again" (1957)both of which were very successful in their day and have over the years become very sought after recordings.
The set also offers bonus songs from other sessions CD1:Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong With Bob Haggart's Orchestra, January 18, 1946, New York, NY plus Louis Armstrong With Ella Fitzgerald And Sy Oliver's Orchestra, August 25, 1950, New York, NY plus Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, July 23, 1957, Los Angeles, CA and Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald with Russell Garcia and Orchestra, August 18-19, 1957, Los Angeles, CA. CD2: Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson, July 31, 1957, Los Angeles, CA.
The sound quality is excellent and to be able to have these 32 legendary performances in one set is a great addition to the shelves. The liner notes are by Peter Gamble and the compilation was produced by Glenn Gretlund. The total running time for the set is approx 145 minutes. This is a must have set and if it is a first hearing you will be knocked out by all 32 songs!