This biography of Louis Armstrong gives a vivid and informative description of his personality, encompasses jazz history along with his life, and traces his musical development by way of numerous easy-to-grasp analyses and insights into his music.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
The Author: Ilse Storb is Professor of Systematic Musicology, including jazz research, and is Europe's only female jazz professor: Her doctoral thesis was done on Claude Debussy. Her habilitation thesis on Dave Brubeck was published by Peter Lang in Germany (1990) and in New York (1994); her biography of Louis Armstrong was published in 1989. She has written a jazz textbook for schools, and in 1971, together with Professor Joe Viera, she founded Duisburg University's Jazzlabor: In 1989 she produced the LP «Interaction» with eight groups of the Jazzlabor, and founded the Uni Duisburg Big Band. In 1991 she formed her own group, «Ilse and Her Satchmos». She has organized five conventions for jazz education and improvised music, presented lectures, workshops, and concerts, and has appeared regularly in the press, radio, and television, not only in Germany, but in Nigeria, Brazil, Tunisia, and Jordan as well.