MASTERS OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Satchmo - Louis Armstrong



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Producer: Byron, Toby

Masters of American Music: Satchmo - Louis Armstrong
Giddins, Gary - Television Director
Simmons, Kendrick - Television Director
Byron, Toby - Producer

Year of Production: 1989
Playing Time: 01:26:40
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5708
UPC: 880242570888

Born at the turn of the century, Louis Armstrong was a living symbol of 20th-century American culture. He revolutionized the world of music
and became one of the world's most influential entertainers. In the more than eight decades since he made his first recordings, nothing has diminished the magnitude of his greatness. Featured are Armstrong's greatest performances – from Hollywood feature films and ontour footage to international TV appearances and rare home movies spanning his career. Satchmo – Louis Armstrong brings a new understanding and appreciation of the life and art of this legendary musician.

Masters of American Music is an award-winning television series – as entertaining as it is educational and memorable – that celebrates a pantheon of the greatest innovators in jazz. Individual programmes trace the lives and works of master musicians who defined the course of America's classical music. From its birth in New Orleans to swing, the big bands, bebop, free jazz and beyond – all of it is explored with sensitivity and in unique depth.

Over 80 interviews were filmed in the making of the series. Featured artists come to life through these conversations, exciting rare performances, period footage and vintage photographs meticulously reproduced. Both the video and audio content has been restored and remastered in accordance with state-of-the-art specifications.

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