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Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson ‎
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson


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In the mid-1950s, Armstrong signed a non-exclusive contract with Norman Granz; five resulting projects, including this album, were the finest work of his later career. His All-Stars were now a good professional outfit with fairly static repertoire; on Meets Oscar Peterson the trumpeter played many songs he’d never recorded before, ones he wouldn’t record again. – Jazz Journal

Of course, the music here is sublime with the two musicians representing the then “old” and “new” waves of Jazz finding terrific common ground and bringing out the best in each other. Armstrong’s vocals are passionate, impeccably phrased and often touching. But, for me it is those moments when he takes a solo on his Trumpet that the jaw drops.

Consider that here you are listening to one of the architects of Jazz, so every note counts and always just feels right. 


You can feel the musicians having a great time making these recordings. Now it just sounds natural for us to hear these two together but apparently back in the day it was shocking for fans of the two musicians. Clearly they achieved something special here, bringing together many audiences across the generations. – Audiophile Review

Label: Verve Records ‎– B0031689-01, Verve Records ‎– MG V-8322

Series: Acoustic Sounds Series –

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g, Gatefold

Country: US

Released: 28 Aug 2020

Genre: Jazz