Louis Armstrong


was famous around the world for his jazz
interperitations on the trumpet and the many styles of jazz he produced
and played. Not to mention, he also had many great accomplishments
throughout his allustrious career.
"Armstrong was the seminal artist of jazz history -- the first to
combine trumpet virtuosity and an original musical vision with an
entertainer's sense of presence and persona". (www.downbeatjazz.com) The
result would make him the most influential instrumentalist of his
generation, and bring him the respect of musicians of all eras to come,as
well as alot of audiences beyond jazz that has never stopped growing.
"Armstrong is the oldest performer ever to chart a No. 1 hit ...

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at
a children's home. By 1915 he was sitting in with local bands. "He came
north to Chicago to join King Oliver in 1922 and made his first records
with Oliver the following April". (www.chimesblues.com) "Though Chicago
would be his base for the next 12 years, he went to New York for the first
time in September 1924 to join Fletcher Henderson's band and record
extensively with various blues singers, including Bessie Smith, as well as
with Clarence Williams and Sidney Bechet". (Trumpeter's tale: The Story of
Young Louis Armstrong)

"In November 1925 he was back in Chicago, where he began recording
under his own name and building the his work upon which his reputation as a
major innovator, instead of a popular entertainer"
(www.foppejohnson.com/armstrong/home.html) These included the legendary
Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions and the early years of big band records
from 1929 to 1934. During this period his trumpet style exploded from
powerful New Orleans ensemble lead into a solo ...

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