Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson – Ella and Oscar (Full Album)

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Ella and Oscar is a 1975 album by Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by pianist Oscar Peterson and, for the second half of the album, double bassist Ray Brown.

AllMusic Review by AllMusic:
Although Ella Fitzgerald worked in many different settings, from big bands to guitar-and-voice duets to sets with nearly every piano player in the business (from Duke Ellington on down), one could make a case that her best recordings were made with Oscar Peterson and his small bands. Released in 1976, Ella and Oscar is one of those classic recordings, an album that’s as spare and intimate as any that the pair ever issued. In fact, the only other performer featured on this set is Peterson’s longtime bassist Ray Brown, whose contributions are minimal. These songs, from the mellifluous “Mean to Me” to a languid “April in Paris,” are simple and beautiful.

Track listing:
Mean to Me” (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 3:30
How Long Has This Been Going On?” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:59
When Your Lover Has Gone” (Einar Aaron Swan) – 4:58
“More Than You Know” (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 4:37
“There’s a Lull in My Life” (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 4:58
Midnight Sun” (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) – 3:40
I Hear Music” (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 5:12
“Street of Dreams” (Sam M. Lewis, Victor Young) – 4:08
April in Paris” (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 8:37

Personnel:
Ella Fitzgerald – vocals
Oscar Peterson – piano
Ray Brown – double bass

Released: 1976
Recorded: May 19, 1975, Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length: 44:10
Label: Pablo
Producer Norman Granz

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