The Genius of Louis Armstrong
By (author) Gary Giddins
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Satchmo by Gary Giddins
Book DescriptionGary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Louis Armstrong has been called the most influential jazz musician of the century. Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and fascinating portraits ever drawn of perhaps the greatest figure in the history of American music. Available now at a new price, this text-only edition is the authoritative introduction to Armstrong's life and art for the curious newcomer, and offers fresh insight even for the serious student of Pops.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306810138
(210mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 28-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gary Giddins
Gary Giddins is a columnist for the Village Voice and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Visions of Jazz. He is also the author of a biography of Bing Crosby. His work has won numerous prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, five ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards, and an American Book Award. He lives in New York City.
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