August 3, 2007
SATCHMO BETTER BLUES:
NPR's 'Jazz Profiles': Louis Armstrong: 'The Man and His Music,' Part 1 (NPR.org, August 1, 2007)
It is hard to overstate the incredible reach of Louis Armstrong. The music he made touched everyone who heard it, and revolutionized American entertainment in ways we can still hear today.
He did it with the force of his talent: as a singer, trumpeter, composer, author, actor and bandleader. His virtuosity remains unparalleled, his innovative importance unmatched. And he transcended racial barriers to become an American ambassador to the world.
You can find the MP3 of the broadcast here.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 3, 2007 1:55 PM