Verve BSIN01550369 (VME)

Armstrong, Louis - Louis And The Angels

In January 1957, Louis Armstrong ascended heavenward and produced, in just two days of sessions, one of his most unified concept LPs. Louis and the Angels showed that a great jazz artist could cross over and make a great pop album, playing his instrument and singing. The angelic Armstrong was divinely assisted here by the great arranger Sy Oliver, whose jazz pedigree didnít keep him from proving himself in the pop mainstream. Accompanists included the modern saxophone giant Lucky Thompson and the pianist Billy Kyle, a longtime member of Armstrongís All Stars. In contrast to the all-spiritual program of Louis and the Good Book (Verve 314549593-2), this album is all popular love songs and, in Armstrongís hands, proves that angels can not only sing but swing. 12 Tracks. Recorded January 1957 in New York City. Meticulous restoration, High-resolution, 96 kHz, 24-bit digital transfer. New liner notes, photographs, original cover art, and more.
Price: 20,50 EUR