Verve Label Group is proud to continue our vinyl series, Original Grooves, which will be made available exclusively for this Black Friday Record Store Day. Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as “parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped. The third of this series comes from Louis Armstrong.
Hear Louis Armstrong’s original takes of two of his timeless performances alongside modern reinterpretations by an all-star band led by Nicholas Payton and Wycliffe Gordon. Grammy-award winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger from New Orleans. Renowned musician, composer, conductor and arranger, Wycliffe Gordon is a veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and an original member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Track 1: “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong original version
Track 2: “What A Wonderful World” – The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars version
Track 1: “Swing That Music” – Louis Armstrong original version
Track 2: “Swing That Music” – The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars version