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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (Trumpet & Vocals)

Born: 4th August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Died: 6th July 1971, Corona, Queens, New York City, U.S

Nationality: American

Louis Daniel Armstrong nicknamed "Satchmo", "Satch", and "Pops", was an American trumpeter and vocalist. He was among the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades and several eras in the history of jazz. He received numerous accolades including the Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal Performance for Hello, Dolly! in 1965, as well as a posthumous win for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1972, and the induction into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2017.

Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an inventive trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance.

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Classic Recordings, Louis Armstrong - Hot Five and Hot Seven Sessions

Josh digs deep to explore Louis Armstrong's landmark sessions with The Hot Fives and Sevens in the twenties, when 'Satchmo' was at the cutting edge of jazz improvisation.

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