How Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues Changed Jazz Music

The task of determining which pop-culture icon is the most iconic of the 20th century is not something you should be doing. If there was a choice to make, Louis Armstrong is a excellent choice. He was one of the pioneers of jazz today and played an important role in shaping it to the shape we see in the present. The American story of dazzling optimism and brutal oppression are written into his bones. He turned the Star-Spangled Banner into a fractured anthem of pride and frustration long before Jimi Hendrix did. It’s a truly amazing performance to watch him through his expressive purr. It is also a joy to hear him hit one of his sweet high notes.

He was a C on the trumpet and he gave the details with an amiable knowledge of the music. In a span of over two decades in which the world came to love Louis Armstrong, but he really was a part of America, even though we weren’t worthy of him. Sacha Jenkins’ astonishing documentary Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues combines Armstrong’s career with the century he helped to create. The film covers everything from the Jazz Age through the Depression, Civil Rights Movement and into that Cold War era.

The animated video shows the affectionate home for Armstrong and Queens, Corona. Jenkins documentary series contain a comprehensive look at hip-hop fashions Fresh Dressed in addition to *******’ The sound and Fury of Rick James which is from .

Amiri Baraka as well as Stanley Crouch, along with Wynton Marsalis (the modern-day trumpeter) have helped shine the spotlight on Armstrong’s brilliant talent. Marsalis confesses that, despite the charms of his father, who was a pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, it took him a while to accept Armstrong’s talents; however, he was unable to get past Armstrong’s demeanor as an entertainer. was viewed as an example that was an Uncle Tom routine designed to pander to white folks.

Concerning Armstrong his talents in the field of music were inextricable from his deeply personable warmth as an entertainer, it is clear that he was the entire package. Armstrong was adored and respected throughout the world. This performance video compiled by Jenkins will show why: Armstrong in his early years as a young person, taking to the stage for the first time in his hometown of New Orleans and later in Chicago in which his reputation skyrocketed. Performances of “Mack The Knife” is a marvel of the phrasing. It’s like the lyrics appear to be bouncing on the waves that his distinctive growl can create.

Armstrong was a singer and played the piano. He was a way to express his gratitude for his country as also expressing his sadness. In his capacity as an entertainer and public image, Armstrong both bestowed blessings and accepted them with gratitude. A TV clip from the era of the s features Armstrong and Peter Davis (an early music teacher) who describes his pupil’s talents. It’s hard to determine which one is more happy in a situation where they are next to each other.


The experience of watching Armstrong perform is an obvious evidence of just how talented the musician was. Armstrong had an extensive understanding of music, and could communicate with his audience with a unique way that few artists could. It was simple to see the reason why his personality and warmth was adored by the majority of his fans.


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