Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.
What members say
- Amazon Customer
A Jazz Aficionados' must!!!!!
A great prequel to Louis Armstrong Modern book. The rich culture that this book preserves puts you right in the middle of the French Quarter of New Orleans. You can hear and taste the traditions of the creole nature. A fantastic read and swingin' tunes to go with it!
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- Mary Karowski
Quick glimpse into Louis, his music and the origin of jazz
This is a great audiobook for anyone looking for a quick intro to Louis life and his music. Some good tunes and information. It is made of of
Music, collected interviews all tied together through narration. The story as a three because of the lack of depth as well as the fact that the author continuously kept telling you"you are listening to Louis armstrong's New Orleans and i am". Purchased the book so I know what I am listening to and who you are. Otherwise enjoyable brief overview with good music.