Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong

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Da Capo Press, Mar 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
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Gary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Louis Armstrong has been called the most influential jazz musician of the century. Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and fascinating portraits ever drawn of perhaps the greatest figure in the history of American music. Available now at a new price, this text-only edition is the authoritative introduction to Armstrong's life and art for the curious newcomer, and offers fresh insight even for the serious student of Pops.
  

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User Review  - Spiros - Goodreads

A useful introduction to the greatness that was Louis Armstrong. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Satchmo is a hard man to write about, to be honest, with you. Your writing style can't match the elegance of his trumpet, and a lot has been said about him, some of it badly thought-out. Gary Giddins ... Read full review

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Gary Giddins is a columnist for the Village Voice and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Visions of Jazz. He is also the author of a biography of Bing Crosby. His work has won numerous prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, five ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards, and an American Book Award. He lives in New York City.

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