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
In 1964, "Hello Dolly" knocked the Beatles off their number 1 perch--the last record by a jazz musician to top the charts. Louis Armstrong's first hit was "Muskrat Ramble" in 1926. His legacy runs ... Read full review
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Satchmo, of course, is trumpet great Louis Armstrong. This photo-rich biography explores Armstrong's career from his humble beginnings to his eventual jazz legend status. The text is accompanied by numerous color and monochrome images and is capped with a discography. Read full review