Style: blues, classic pop, jazz
Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeteer (trumpet, cornet, vocals), born 4 August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, and died 6 July 1971 in Corona, Queens, New York City, New York, United States.
“Through his clear, warm sound, unbelievable sense of swing, perfect grasp of harmony, and supremely intelligent and melodic improvisations, he taught us all to play jazz.” Wynton Marsalis
By 1926 Louis Armstrongs distinctive style of singing, known as scat catches, spread to other jazz musicians.
In 1930, one year after recording Muggles (a song about marijuana), Louis Armstrong was arrested in Los Angeles for possession of a single marijuana cigarette and was jailed for 10 days until he agreed to leave the state of California and not return for two years.
“You cant play nothing on modern trumpet that doesnt come from him, not even modern shit. I cant even remember a time when he sounded bad playing the trumpet. Never. Not even one time. He had great feeling up in his playing and he always played on the beat. I just loved the way he played and sang.”
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