But there was an implicit contradiction in armstrong's success, in that his talent and innovations were couched in a persona that could be (and was) while there are several biographies of louis armstrong, daniel stein's book is the first to examine armstrong's autobiographical record carefully to see what. Born 4th august 1901 in new orleans, louis armstrong, known as satchmo' was the first real innovator in jazz before louis, jazz was an ensemble music where the cornet or trumpet played the lead and the clarinet and trombone would weave intricate lines around the melody in practice this meant that you could have. Louis armstrong, master of modernism blends cultural history, musical scholarship, and personal accounts from armstrong's contemporaries to reveal his of the plantations to lead the most successful black band on the south side of chicago the other was raised with classical music and talented-tenth. Pops is a return to full-form biography, and teachout hopes it will reawaken our sense of armstrong's creative genius (jazz's cultural standing is a recurring theme for teachout, who ignited an online jazz-world brawl in august over a column in which he asked whether the music form could be saved,. Born into poverty at the turn of the twentieth century, louis armstrong rose above humble origins to become a masterful trumpet player and beloved entertainer he played a key role in the development of one of the early twentieth century's most important new styles of music -- jazz armstrong's. One of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, louis armstrong was responsible for innovations that filtered down through popular music to rock and roll armstrong himself put it that feat made him the oldest musician in billboard history to have a number one song louis rich in talent, skill and personality it is rare that. He was said to have defined jazz music only charlie parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as louis armstrong armstrong was born on july 4, 1900 in new orleans he grew up singing on lillian felt that louis was too talented and was wasting himself by playing in king oliver's band she eventually.
Mrs nixon and i share the sorrow of millions of americans at the death of louis armstrong one of the architects of an american art form, a free and individual spirit, and an artist of worldwide fame, his great talents and magnificent spirit added richness and pleasure to all our lives tributes to mr armstrong. Louis armstrong was an american jazz trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music this biography of louis in jazz music famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful gravelly voice. Jazz musician louis armstrong claimed he was born on the fourth of july although subsequent research has shown that he was actually born on august 4, armstrong is no less an american icon, a performer who reconciled people through the joy of his music what is not so widely known is that this great. Louis armstrong was the preeminent jazz musician of the 1920s, he set the jazz music benchmark for many years to come but he didn't just have a huge musical talent , due to his charisma, stage presence, show-manship and bravado improvisational technique on cornet and trumpet, he had huge social.
Born: august 4, 1901 new orleans, louisiana died: july 6, 1971 new york, new york african american jazz musician and singer l ouis armstrong was a famous jazz trumpet player and singer he is regarded as one of the most important and influential musicians in the history of jazz music. Learn more about the life and achievements of louis armstrong – the world's most famous and influential trumpeter, jazz musician and scat singer greatest cornet musicians in new orleans, joe 'king' oliver, he quickly earned the reputation as a charismatic stage performer and talented blues musician.
From his early days in the honkytonks of new orleans, louis armstrong rose to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century instantly recognizable for his virtuoso trumpet solos and sandpapery singing voice, he transformed jazz with a string of famous recordings in the 1920s before. From 1919 to 1971, louis armstrong worked nonstop to produce “great music” that everyone around the world could enjoy, with a style which led to the transformation of the way jazz is played however, armstrong's talent and creativity did not make him a hero his attitude about life, his humbleness, and his.
Armstrong also distinguished himself from most of his peers by leaving behind a substantial body of prose - two memoirs, which teachout takes every opportunity to quote for their flavor and honesty he calls one of them, “satchmo: my life in new orleans,'' the best book written by any jazz musician.
“louis armstrong is jazz he represents what the music is all about” — wynton marsalis from a new orleans boys' home to hollywood, carnegie hall, and television, the tale of louis armstrong's life and triumphant six-decade career epitomizes the american success story his trumpet playing. Check out our 'hey kids, meet the composer' biography for legendary jazz trumpeter and singer louis armstrong print and download or read online learn to play louis' talent and enthusiasm was recognized and admired by joe king oliver, a famous cornet player oliver decided to mentor young louis in return. Amazon best books of the month, december 2009: crafted with a musician's ear and an historian's eye, pops is a vibrant biography of the iconic louis armstrong that resonates with the same warmth as ol' satchmo's distinctive voice wall street journal critic terry teachout draws from a wealth of previously unavailable.