Louis Armstrong – The Good Book
Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist, and actor who was among the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. The influence of Armstrong on the development of jazz is virtually immeasurable. His irrepressible personality both as a performer and as a public figure was so strong that to some it sometimes overshadowed his contributions as a musician and singer. As a virtuoso trumpet player, Armstrong had a unique tone and an extraordinary talent for melodic improvisation. Through his playing, the trumpet emerged as a solo instrument in jazz and is used widely today. Additionally, jazz itself was transformed from a collectively improvised folk music to a soloist’s serious art form largely through his influence. He was a masterful accompanist and ensemble player in addition to his extraordinary skills as a soloist. With his innovations, he raised the bar musically for all who came after him. Louis and the Good Book is a 1958 album by the man along with Sy Oliver Choir and The All Stars. Less jazz-orientated that his previous works, it contains 12 jazzy spiritual tunes.
180 gram Pure Virgin Vinyl, Audiophile Grade
Newly Remastered, Collector’s Edition
Deluxe Inner Sleeves
Cat. # 771707