Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong
[ August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971 ]
"He's the father of us all, regardless of style or how modern we get. His influence is inescapable. Some of the things he was doing in the 20's and 30's, people still haven't dealt with"
"Americans, unknowingly, live part of every day in the house that Satch built" (Leonard Feather)
"What we play is life" (Louis Armstrong)