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New Video Release - June 26, 2001:

  • "The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong" - available in DVD and VHS formats; hour long documentary featuring rare interviw and performance clips; BBC production features clips from "The Bing Crosby Show" and "The Perry Como Show", and tour footage from Africa, and interviews with Max Roach, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Arvell Shaw, Hal David and others.
Recent and Upcoming CD Releases:

  • "Legendary Satchmo" - 4 CD set (06/26/2001)

  • "Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography" - 3 CD box set from Verve/GRP; album was originally released in 1957; it features new versions of many of his early classics from the 1920's and 30's, and also Satchmo's spoken commentary between tracks (06/26/2001)

  • More Satchmo CD's - click here for additional recent releases & reissues.


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"Armstrong's improvisational verve and technical virtuosity defined jazz ... and his engaging personality and ever-present grin made him a natural as the international ambassador of jazz, America's greatest gift to the world." ~ Life Magazine ~ The 100 People Who Made The Millenium