This album is a collection of songs recorded over two days in 1961 by Ellington and Armstrong during their only studio session together. Use this album to instantly give your classroom a hip coffeeshop vibe and teach your students that jazz is an awesome genre that all ages can appreciate.
Artist: Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
Album: The Great Summit
Release Year: 2001 (recorded in 1961) Genre: Jazz Vocals: Yes
Tell Your Students: This album is the meeting of two masters of jazz. In the songs, Duke Ellington plays the piano. Louis Armstrong plays the trumpet and does vocals. The pieces are rounded out with a group of four other musicians playing the clarinet, the drums, the bass, and the trombone. (Information from Wikipedia)