Traces the life and career of the great jazz trumpeter and entertainer, and discusses his influence on modern music.
Louis Armstrong An American Genius Traces the life and career of the great jazz trumpeter and entertainer and discusses his influence on modern music
This is a flawed but compelling book the author hits the reader over the head with some agressive opinions on jazz Ok, fine Well, still, this is the book that brought me back to Armstrong and his genius.
Interesting subject, deadly dry writing style.
If you ve already read a worshiping book on Armstrong, this should be your next stop Collier isn t afraid to discuss the less appealing aspects of jazz musicians and their music, which has gotten him into trouble with the fanboy crowd He clearly likes his subject, but speak the less than flattering truth when necessary He really brings out Louis as a simple man who lived a complex story I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, but it does have it s shortcomings In particular, written descriptions [...]
Louis Armstrong An American Success Story by James Lincoln Collier is the story of Louis Armstrong s life It goes from telling about Armstrong living in the slum as a child to him being the best, By the beginning of 1929, however, it was clear to blacks that Louis Armstrong was not merely a great jazz musician He was the best, Collier 107 The book tells about his struggles getting to fame, and how hard he worked to get musical experience It also tells how he overcame poverty, and was still succe [...]
um livro de biografia do musico que me deixou emocionada Como ele foi infeliz na inf ncia explorado pela m e como cafet o Mas desde cedo se ligou musica e logo perceberam que ele era e o g nio do blue e do sax O autor conta tudo com muito carinho, respeito e admira o sobre esse fant stico divulgador da m sica negra americana.