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Louis Armstrong: 50 Years On And Still On Song

On 6 July 1971, the world lost Louis Armstrong, the first great soloist in jazz, and one of the music’s finest and most successful ambassadors for almost all his adult life. So, 50 years on, it seems a good moment to look back on his extraordinary career, not least because in one of those moments of synchronicity, 4 August 2021 will be – despite Louis believing he was born 13 months earlier on 4 July 1900 – the 120th anniversary of his birth in New Orleans.
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Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66

Louis Armstrong officially returned to small band leadership May 17, 1947 via a triumphant concert at Town Hall that was less comeback than reaffirmation. It was even the dawn of his second great period, full of recordings that stood tall with his epochal 1920's output, and the subsequently-assembled Louis Armstrong and his All Stars would immediately establish themselves as a staple of the live jazz circuit as well as a powerhouse recording unit.
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Leah Chase, Louis Armstrong suggested for New Orleans school building names; see full list

If some residents have their way, Leah Chase, Louis Armstrong and Tom Benson would be honored with their names on New Orleans public school buildings in the near future. These are among 59 names that members of the public have floated as replacements for 21 school buildings flagged by a NOLA Public Schools committee for renaming because they currently give nod to slave owners, Confederate figures or segregation supporters. The suggested names also include former educators who might not be known nationally but who clearly made an impression on their students, neighbors and fellow church members.

Learn about Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, and more Jazz Legends this Spring

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Apple Films Announce Louis Armstrong Documentary

Apple Original Films will fund the anticipated Louis Armstrong documentary feature, “Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong” from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries to join its Academy Award-nominated feature film slate. Imagine Documentaries is the doc branch of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment, makers of ‘D. Wade: Life Unexpected,’ ‘Inside Deep Throat,‘ and most recently ‘Genius: Aretha.’ Apple Films Announce Louis Armstrong Documentary.
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‘Definitive’ Louis Armstrong documentary trumpets toward Apple TV+

Apple’s streaming service green lit Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong. The documentary film promises a “definitive” look at the musician’s life and legacy built on the filmmakers’ access to never-before-seen materials. It’ll be the latest production of Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries, along with Apple Original Films.

Apple, Imagine Documentaries team for Louis Armstrong feature doc

Apple Original Films has greenlit a documentary feature on Louis Armstrong from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries. Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong offers a look at the master musician’s life and legacy as one of the founding fathers of jazz, the first pop star and a cultural ambassador of the U.S. (pictured).

Jack Bradley, Louis Armstrong photographer and devotee, dies at 86

Jack Bradley, seated, with Michael Cogswell, the executive director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives, at his home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Sept. 17, 2008. Bradley, an ecstatic fan of Louis Armstrong’s who became his personal photographer, creating an indelible and intimate record of the jazz giant’s last dozen years, died on March 21 in Brewster, Mass., on Cape Cod. He was 87. Earl Wilson/The New York Times.
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‘S Wonderful! ‘S Marvelous! Louis Armstrong Could Have Been Singing About AMLI Fountain Place!

Just when you think you’ve seen every cool luxury high rise in Dallas, along comes something extra special, like this AMLI Fountain Place penthouse!. Two photos totally sold me. The first one, above, because, COME ON! That view and those uber-cool slanted windows of the ENTIRE downtown area? To paraphrase Louis Armstrong, “’S wonderful! ’S marvelous! ’S awful nice! ’S paradise! ’S what I love to see!”

Jack Bradley, photographer and friend to Louis Armstrong, has died.

Jack Bradley died on March 21, he was 87. He discovered Louis Armstrong recordings as a child in the 30s and 40s and would go on to become a great friend to the musician. After a stint in the merchant Marines he moved to New York to pursue photography and was soon introduced to Louis Armstrong. For the rest of Armstrong’s life he traveled with him as a photographer and as a close friend. He also photographed Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and some of the other top names in jazz who trusted him to capture something special with his camera.