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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Cheek to Cheek

Read "Cheek to Cheek" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Cheek to Cheek, a four CD box set, collects three classic albums from Verve Records featuring Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald: Ella and Louis (1956), Ella And Louis Again (1957) and Porgy And Bess (1958). This sequence began before rock and roll had deepened its roots--in spite of the Elvis Presley blossoming--and before The ...

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Oscar Peterson: Oscar Peterson Plays

Read "Oscar Peterson Plays" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) was just starting what turned out to be terrific career in 1951 when jazz impresario extraordinaire Norman Granz took him into the studio to record Plays Cole Porter (Clef Records, 1952). Granz had a grand plan: To have this then-promising jazz pianist record a number of albums under the Oscar Peterson ...

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Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording "The Astaire Story" Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20 Via Verve Records/UMe

Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording "The Astaire Story" Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20 Via Verve Records/UMe

FRED ASTAIRE’S GREATEST JAZZ RECORDING, THE ASTAIRE STORY, RETURNS AS DELUXE 2CD SET FOR 65TH ANNIVERSARY ON OCTOBER 20 VIA VERVE RECORDS/UMe ASTAIRE’S ENCOUNTER WITH OSCAR PETERSON AND THE JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC ALL-STARS PRESENTED IN FORM OF SOUNDTRACK, INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACK In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed ...


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