Louis Armstrong and friends – Esquire Jazz Concert (1944) – Full Show. The first Esquire All-Star Concert, which took place in 1944, has been well documented on various discs, generally in bits and pieces, but [More]
Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate’s band and four years later in the New York revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression [More]
The Real Ambassadors is a jazz musical developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Dave and Iola Brubeck, in collaboration with Louis Armstrong and his band. It addressed the Civil Rights Movement, the [More]
In the early 1960’ѕ thе Gооdуеаr Tіrе Cоmраnу соmmіѕіоnеd 5 ѕhоrt jаzz fіlmѕ. Thе рrоgrаmѕ wеrе оrіgіnаllу fіlmеd іn 35 mm negative. The sound was recorded in рrоfеѕѕіоnаl ѕtеrео. Presenting Thе Louis Armѕtrоng All Stаrѕ [More]
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that’s ever happened in this music leads directly — or indirectly [More]
In October 1959, more than four years since his last tribute album (Satch Plays Fats), Louis Armstrong gathered his All-Stars for a session paying homage to King Oliver — his earliest musical hero and the [More]