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ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Louis Armstrong & The All Stars: Satchmo At Symphony Hall - The Complete Performances

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Louis Armstrong & The All Stars

Satchmo At Symphony Hall: 65th Anniversary The Complete Performances

Verve

2012

Writing about trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong is difficult. In the most literal sense, he is the watershed of jazz. He was neither the first acknowledged genius of the music (soprano saxophonist Sidney ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release from Louis Armstrong "Satchmo At Symphony Hall 65th Anniversary" On Hip-O Select / Verve

New Release from Louis Armstrong "Satchmo At Symphony Hall 65th Anniversary" On Hip-O Select / Verve

Louis Armstrong, a.k.a. “Satchmo,” is an American icon. Satchmo At Symphony Hall, recorded in 1947 and first issued on Decca in 1951, captured one of his greatest performances, for which a legendary edition of his All Stars band joined him, with Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Dick Cary, Arvell Shaw, Big Sid Catlett and singer Velma Middleton. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Sam Stephenson: A "Loft-y" Vision of Jazz

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When, in 1997, writer, scholar, and archivist Sam Stephenson serendipitously came across audio tapes, photographs and other documents involving jazz musicians congregating in photographer W. Eugene Smith's Manhattan loft in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was surprised as anyone. The wall of cartons had been unopened since before Smith's death in 1978. Stephenson and ...

"A Swingin' Affair" Outshines Its Name

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With an appreciative bow and genial tip of the hat to the late Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, the Los Angeles Jazz Institute named its semi-annual big-band soiree May 21-24 at the Sheraton LAX Four Points Hotel “A Swingin' Affair." Was the event able to live up to its name? In the immortal words of ...