Louis Armstrong

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Richard Crowson: A Lesson From Louis Armstrong

Just finished the terrific biography of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout entitled Pops. It paints an image of the jazz trumpet master as a man of great emotional, artistic and intellectual complexity. That might be surprising to many who only knew him as a clownish, gravelly-voiced pop vocalist with an outrageous ear-to-ear grin.

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