Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
288

Louis Armstrong: Master Of Jazz: Live In Chicago

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count Views
When many jazz musicians were hurting commercially in the early 1960s and found themselves playing to increasingly small audiences, Louis Armstrong could still fill up an auditorium or concert hall. The charismatic trumpeter/singer had nothing left to prove at that point, but he still gave 200% on stage and went that extra mile for audiences. Satch is in excellent form on this live Dixieland/swing performance, which Mobile Fidelity has reissued as a great-sounding gold audiophile CD. Joined by trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Joe Darensbourg, pianist Billy Kyle, bassist Billy Cronk and drummer Danny Barcelona, Armstrong treats listeners to pop hits like "Mack The Knife," "Blueberry Hill" and "La Vie En Rose" along with such familiar classics as "Tiger Rag," "When The Saints Go Marching In," "Basin Street Blues" and "The Bucket's Got A Hole In It."

One could argue that Armstrong was the hardest working man in show business before Soul Godfather James Brown, and he's certainly hard at work on Master Of Jazz.



Reprinted with the permission of Myrna Daniels and L.A. Jazz Scene , the largest jazz publication in Southern California.

| Record Label: Mobile Fidelity | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop For Jazz

Getting Into Jazz
Genius Guide to Jazz
Building a Jazz Library
Jazz Primer
The Vinyl Post
Book Reviews
Read more articles
[no cover]
Mari Cântăreți De...
Label Bleu
2012
buy
Louis Armstrong: Satchmo - Ambassador of Jazz
Louis Armstrong:...

2012
buy
Louis Armstrong & The All Stars: Satchmo At Symphony Hall  - The...
Louis Armstrong & The...
Verve Music Group
2012
buy
[no cover]
Anthology
Label Bleu
2011
buy
[no cover]
The Great Chicago...
Label Bleu
2011
buy
Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
Louis Armstrong: The...
Mosaic Records
2010
buy

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.