Louis Armstrong

Overview

When a very young Louis Armstrong felt the policeman grab his arm and haul him off to jail, he had no idea that his life was about to change. What started out as punishment turned into the best thing that could have happened to the young African American. He discovered that he had a passion for music, and a real talent for the horn. The combination led him to become one of the nation's most beloved and respected jazz musicians in history. Armstrong's music thrilled audiences throughout the world and his joy for ...
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Overview

When a very young Louis Armstrong felt the policeman grab his arm and haul him off to jail, he had no idea that his life was about to change. What started out as punishment turned into the best thing that could have happened to the young African American. He discovered that he had a passion for music, and a real talent for the horn. The combination led him to become one of the nation's most beloved and respected jazz musicians in history. Armstrong's music thrilled audiences throughout the world and his joy for life infected anyone who listened to his soaring horn or his gravelly voice. Louis Armstrong—Satchmo to those who knew and loved him—made jazz music what it is today. Open the cover and find out how.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612282640
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Music/History
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 47
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

A Night in Jail 5

The Flavor of New Orleans 7

Chapter 2

A Rough Start 9

The Karnofsky Project 13

Chapter 3

Finding His Voice 15

The Horn Players Embouchure 21

Chapter 4

Rising Star 23

Giving Back 27

Chapter 5

Seeing the World 29

The Silver Screen 33

Chapter 6

A Jazz Legand 35

Pleasing the People 39

Chapter Notes 40

Timeline 42

Selected Works 43

Further Reading 44

Books 44

Works Consulted 44

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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