Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong
Gary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Louis Armstrong has been called the most influential jazz musician of the century. Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and fascinating portraits ever drawn of perhaps the greatest figure in the history of American music. Available now at a new price, this text-only edition is the authoritative introduction to Armstrong's life and art for the curious newcomer, and offers fresh insight even for the serious student of Pops.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
Although school systems did nothing for the man, and he grew up in appalling poverty, Armstrong became a great trumpeter and "entertainer". He became rich without hurting anyone. (His competitor, the ... Read full review
Review: Satchmo: My Life in New OrleansUser Review - Luke Dombroski - Goodreads
A FANTASTIC book. I do play trumpet ad love Armstrong, and the detail and love woven into this story gives a side to Armstrong that's very like-able and funny. A must-read for any Satchmo fan. Read full review