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Louis Armstrong, Satchmo

Masters of American Music

Masters of American Music is an award-winning television series of ten shows that celebrate a pantheon of the greatest innovators in Jazz. Both the video and audio content now has been restored and remastered in accordance with state-of-the-art specifications, employing award-winning tools exclusively for this production.

Produced by Toby Byron, it was the first TV series devoted to Jazz. Individual programmes trace the lives and works of master musicians who defined the course of America's classical music. From its birth in New Orleans, to swing, the big bands, bebop, free Jazz and beyond: all of it is explored with sensitivity and in unique depth. This is the definitive film. Few people around the world would not recognize the name.

Born at the turn of the century, Louis Armstrong was a living symbol of 20th century American Culture. He revolutionized the world of music and became one of the world's most influential entertainers. In the more than eight decades since he made his first recordings, nothing has diminished the magnitude of his greatness. Featured are Armstrong's greatest performances – from Hollywood feature films and on-tour footage to international TV appearances and rare home movies spanning his career. Satchmo brings a new understanding and appreciation of the life and art of Louis Armstrong. With: Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Dexter Gordon, Doc Cheatham, Lester Bowie and others.

Louis Armstrong trumpet

Movie directors : Gary Giddins, Kendrick Simmons
Collection : Masters of American Music
Playlist : Musics from the Americas
Music genre : Jazz

Duration : 01 h 30 min
Recording date : 1986, 1988, 1989
Production date : 2008
Production : © Euroarts Music International /Toby Byron / Multiprises CBS Records Inc.
Available version(s) : VOST FR

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