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Satchmo
     

Satchmo

by Gary Giddins
 

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"Elegant and affecting... a perceptive biography of Louis Armstrong and a sensitive appreciation of his music" (Washington Post Book World ) by "the best jazz writer in America today." (Esquire )

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"Elegant and affecting... a perceptive biography of Louis Armstrong and a sensitive appreciation of his music" (Washington Post Book World ) by "the best jazz writer in America today." (Esquire )

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Library Journal
Satchmo, of course, is trumpet great Louis Armstrong. This photo-rich biography explores Armstrong's career from his humble beginnings to his eventual jazz legend status. The text is accompanied by numerous color and monochrome images and is capped with a discography. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780385244299
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1992
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.45(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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