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His inimitable voice, the poetry of his trumpet and his mastery of improvisation made Louis Armstrong 'Mr Jazz'. David Bradbury's biography is wonderfully alive and musically authoritative.

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This volume forms part of the "Life and Times" series of compact and accessible biographies which cover key political, literary and musical figures. This title is about the life and work of the jazz musician Louis Armstrong.

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Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong (1900-1971), born in poverty, brought up in an orphanage, dominated one of the art forms of the 20th century: jazz. He earned the awestruck admiration of a global audience, crossing the boundaries of geography, politics and race. His inimitable voice, the poetry of his trumpet and his mastery of improvisation made him Mr. Jazz. Wonderfully alive and musically authoritative, David Bradbury's new biography brings New Orleans, the Crescent City on the Mississippi which shaped Little Louis, life. The story winds its way through Chicago, the gangster town of the Prohibition era where he became a member of the King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in 1922; to the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York; and to 1946, when he starred in his first movie.

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Accessible and affordable illustrated biography

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Explores the life of jazz great Louis ???Satchmo??? Armstrong

About the Author

A jazz fan since his schooldays, David Bradbury was able to talk to many musicians while he was based in New York as a British correspondent reporting on America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341468
Author:
Bradbury, David
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Location:
London
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
African American musicians
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life & Times
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
170
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 170 pages Haus Pub. - English 9781904341468 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This volume forms part of the "Life and Times" series of compact and accessible biographies which cover key political, literary and musical figures. This title is about the life and work of the jazz musician Louis Armstrong.
"Synopsis" by , Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong (1900-1971), born in poverty, brought up in an orphanage, dominated one of the art forms of the 20th century: jazz. He earned the awestruck admiration of a global audience, crossing the boundaries of geography, politics and race. His inimitable voice, the poetry of his trumpet and his mastery of improvisation made him Mr. Jazz. Wonderfully alive and musically authoritative, David Bradbury's new biography brings New Orleans, the Crescent City on the Mississippi which shaped Little Louis, life. The story winds its way through Chicago, the gangster town of the Prohibition era where he became a member of the King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in 1922; to the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York; and to 1946, when he starred in his first movie.
"Synopsis" by ,
Accessible and affordable illustrated biography
"Synopsis" by , Explores the life of jazz great Louis ???Satchmo??? Armstrong
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