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Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

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Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago's music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices.

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Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. "Profoundly evocative and altogether admirable...The writing and detail are so brilliant that I found the volume revelatory." --Tim Page,

About the Author

Thomas Brothers is the author of Louis Armstrong's New Orleans and Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words. A professor of music at Duke University, he lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393350807
Author:
Brothers, Thomas
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Publication Date:
20150223
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 illustrations
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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» Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
» Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz » Biographies
» Arts and Entertainment » Music » Individual Composer and Musician
» Biography » Composers and Musicians
» Biography » General

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