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Louis Armstrong

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Born: Aug 4, 1901 in New Orleans, LA
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Died: Jul 6, 1971 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history. As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the 1920s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, ...Read full biography
Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
Released: 1954
Label: LEGACY/COLUMBIA
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This recording was not only Louis Armstrong's finest record of the 1950s but one of the truly classic jazz sets. Armstrong and his All-Stars (trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Barney Bigard, pianist ...Read full review
Porgy And Bess
Released: 1958
Label: Verve Records
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Producer Norman Granz oversaw two Porgy & Bess projects. The first involved Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and came together during the autumn of 1957 with brassy big band and lush orchestral arrangements ...Read full review
More Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars albums: Main Albums (51), Compilations (1176), Singles & EPs (11), DVD/Video (43), Others (1)
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