Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong

Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong

by Gary Giddins
     
 

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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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Yardley
Elegant and affecting...a perceptive biography of Louis Armstrong and a sensitive appreciation of his music.
Washington Post Book World
People Magazine
A treasury worthy of both the genius and the gentle spirit of Armstrong.
Philadelphia Inquirer
A loving portrait.
NY Times Book Review
A valuable, jubilant look at the great man and artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786731459
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
654,898
File size:
505 KB

Meet the Author

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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