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Louis Armstrong

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Mixed media product Edition 2016

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  • This illustrated biography of Louis Armstrong tells the life of the greatest jazz musician and singer of his age, and gives an introduction to his music
  • The trumpet was his favorite instrument, and he taught himself to play it. From his teenage years on, music was his life
  • Soon all of America would discover his other extraordinary talent his unique deep singing voice

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This illustrated biography of Louis Armstrong tells the life of the greatest jazz musician and singer of his age, and gives an introduction to his music.Born in New Orleans in 1901, Louis Armstrong loved the gospel singing he heard every week as a boy in his neighborhood church. He was also inspired by the marching bands and the musicians and singers who celebrated mardi gras in the streets, and performed at funerals and in the many cabarets. The trumpet was his favorite instrument, and he taught himself to play it. From his teenage years on, music was his life. He started as a professional musician playing on the Mississippi river boats before joining various bands. He soon established himself as the best musician of his generation, and at the age of 25 created his own jazz group the Hot Five. Soon all of America would discover his other extraordinary talent his unique deep singing voice. The book contains a CD with the narrative of the book and 14 highlights of Louis Armstrong recordings."

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Book details

Author
Stephane Olliver (1)
Illustrator
Remi Courgeon (2)
Collection
First Discovery: Music S. (0)
Publisher
Moonlight Publishing (75)
Language
English
Age
8-12 years
Year
2016
Format
Mixed media product
Pages
28
Size
180 x 180 mm. 300 g.
ISBN
9781851034369
Category
non-fiction

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