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If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Louis Armstrong

So, I guess that means there's only ONE kind of jazz? And I also guess that ONE kind of Jazz is all written by Louis Armstrong's music?

Or maybe he's just like an arrogant prick I know back home that sells fine jewlery. That guy's got a sign in his store that say "If You Have To Ask The Price, You Can't Afford It".

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You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it.

Duke Ellington

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Ole MacDonald

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Sometimes you need to see it live to "get it." I think that would make a big difference to some of those who say they don't but have an open mind to it.

I'm not really sure if I "get it" from a technical standpoint any more than I do rock or classical but I really enjoy it!

At last! An honest opinion, and logical response. Thank you for not regurgitating some BS quote...

And your response is exactly what I have been wanting to do. I'd like to hook up with you and Allan one day and check-out some of those famous players that are still alive. I know that Alan really dig's this stuff, and knows the cool cats. And I would sincerely like to hook-up with you guys on a NY, LA or where ever you wana go tour, and spend a solid evening or two bar hopping.

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And your response is exactly what I have been wanting to do. I'd like to hook up with you and Allan one day and check-out some of those famous players that are still alive. I know that Alan really dig's this stuff, and knows the cool cats. And I would sincerely like to hook-up with you guys on a NY, LA or where ever you wana go tour, and spend a solid evening or two bar hopping.

Get in line... [;)]

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The hippest thing you can do is not play at all. Just listen.

Lennie Tristano

Louis was saying jazz can be defined, but experiencing it

is the best way to 'get it'.

aka Satchmo and Pops, Louis Armstrong is widely recognized as one of the

founding fathers of jazz.

Duke's quote was meant to inspire creative thinking . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYgwf_20jAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yKgAEkCKxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIDBW1CGTKM

one of Louis last TV appearances,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUkf5Bj09Fk

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The hippest thing you can do is not play at all. Just listen.

Lennie Tristano

Louis was saying jazz can be defined, but experiencing it is the best way to 'get it'.

aka Satchmo and Pops, Louis Armstrong is widely recognized as one of the founding fathers of jazz.

Duke's quote was meant to inspire creative thinking . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYgwf_20jAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yKgAEkCKxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIDBW1CGTKM

one of Louis last TV appearances,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUkf5Bj09Fk

I'm emberassed to say that I can recognize his voice as far back as my childhood, 10yrs old and possibly younger. But I never knew the name of the man to place with that voice.

I did enjoy the first clip, and will now listen and watch (thank you "youtube") the rest of them. Thanks Coda.

Craig, I'm like'in this stuff. This kinda of jazz has melody, and not so much random horn blowing, which I do understand where your comming from with that comment, perfectly. But like Gary mentioned, and I have always pondered.. it's something that's best appreciated in a live atmosphere.

EDIT:

I truely enjoyed those first 3 links. Honestly, I loved it. The stuff that Gary sent me (thank you again Gary) varied somewhere between okay and good, but I did not "Love it. The Louis Armstrong kind of jazz links that CODA offered, I like very much, so much in fact that I need to ask Allan, what LP do I need to hunt down, what's the best Louis Armstrong LP to own, give me 2 or 3 lp choices please. My wife will cry when she listens to "Wonderful World", shyt, I did.

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Louis Armstrong is the single most important American musician and performer of the 20th Century. And he's probably the finest male jazz vocalist. Plus he revoultionized trumpet playing. Do yourself a favor and dig a little deeper--you will be rewarded and will thank me.

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3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679
8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196
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724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609

So is that a random number?

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I think a lot of people are somewhat confused by Armstrong because they primarily remember him on television singing something like "Hello Dolly" and merely holding his trumpet. You've got to hear him in the 30's and 40's playing trumpet to understand how he altered the course of jazz in general and trumpet playing specifically. Allan can probably direct us to some particlar albums that would emphsis Armstrong's contributions.

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Louis Armstrong is the single most important American musician and performer of the 20th Century. And he's probably the finest male jazz vocalist. Plus he revoultionized trumpet playing. Do yourself a favor and dig a little deeper--you will be rewarded and will thank me.

I love Louis Armstrong. Wow, what a voice, that song "What A Wonderful World" brings tears to my eyes, and I'm feeling emotional. Now I'm gonna sip a little scotch on the rocks, and do some youtubing..... thank you Coda, thank you, thank you, thank you.

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3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196

4428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273

724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609

So is that a random number?

Naw, it's as easy as pi.

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Louis Armstrong is the single most important American musician and performer of the 20th Century. And he's probably the finest male jazz vocalist. Plus he revoultionized trumpet playing. Do yourself a favor and dig a little deeper--you will be rewarded and will thank me.

I tend to agree with everything you say about Armstrong. I have actually wondered why he doesnt show up much (or at all as far I have seen) in your recommendation or what you are to listening posts. It has been one of those conspicuous by its absence sort of things.

I remember in an old post about Teagarden, Jazzman referred to Armstrong as a novelty act. I let it go at the time but since kind of assumed that the die-hard be pop crowd didnt care for him much. I am happy to see that at least for you that is not the case!

Josh

BTW What do you think are the "have to have" armstrong lps?


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3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196

4428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273

724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609

So is that a random number?

Naw, it's as easy as pi.

Ahhh... so there may be a meaningful relationship behind complexity?

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Some of my Louis Armstrong favs are

Louis Armstrong and Eddie Condon Live at Newport Columbia CL 931

Town Hall Concert Plus RCA LPM- 1443

( with teagarden I might add!)

Satchmo in Style w/ Gordon Jenkins Decca CL 8840

Satchmo Plays King Oliver Audio Fidelity AFLP 1930

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Roulette Birdland Series R52074

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How could I forget Ambassador Satch - European Concert Recordings Columbia CCL 840

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Louis Armstrong is the single most important American musician and performer of the 20th Century. And he's probably the finest male jazz vocalist. Plus he revoultionized trumpet playing. Do yourself a favor and dig a little deeper--you will be rewarded and will thank me.

I tend to agree on everything you say about Armstrong. I have actually wondered why he doesnt show up much (or at all as far I have seen) in your recommendation or what you are listening posts. It has been one of those conspicuous by its absence sort of things.

I remember is an old post about Teagarden, Jazzman referred to Armstrong as a novelty act. I let it go at the time but since kind of assumed that the die-hard be pop crowd didnt care for him much. I am happy to see that at least for you that is not the case!

Josh

BTW What do you think are the "have to have" armstrong lps?

Josh,

You are the devil!

Chris

PS Talk about suffering for your art..tonight, in the name of being a good...no...great father, I have to sit through a Los Angeles Clippers (that's a basketball team) game from the very highest seats in Staples Center. gotta go........

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3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196

4428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273

724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609

So is that a random number?

Naw, it's as easy as pi.

Ahhh... so there may be a meaningful relationship behind complexity?

Nah, it's just a number, and jazz is just music.

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Louis Armstrong is the single most important American musician and performer of the 20th Century. And he's probably the finest male jazz vocalist. Plus he revoultionized trumpet playing. Do yourself a favor and dig a little deeper--you will be rewarded and will thank me.

I tend to agree on everything you say about Armstrong. I have actually wondered why he doesnt show up much (or at all as far I have seen) in your recommendation or what you are listening posts. It has been one of those conspicuous by its absence sort of things.

I remember is an old post about Teagarden, Jazzman referred to Armstrong as a novelty act. I let it go at the time but since kind of assumed that the die-hard be pop crowd didnt care for him much. I am happy to see that at least for you that is not the case!

Josh

BTW What do you think are the "have to have" armstrong lps?

Josh,

You are the devil!

Chris

PS Talk about suffering for your art..tonight, in the name of being a good...no...great father, I have to sit through a Los Angeles Clippers (that's a basketball team) game from the very highest seats in Staples Center. gotta go........

Ill call you in the am. I am going to be driving to Santa Cruz so Ill have some time.

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3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196

4428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273

724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609

So is that a random number?

Naw, it's as easy as pi.

Ahhh... so there may be a meaningful relationship behind complexity?

I get your drift Ben.... perfectly. And I definitley got to catch some classic Louis A. on youtube.

For what it's worth, my interest in jazz goes back to my single digit years, were I would listen to my fathers old LP's on this huge Philips console that we had in the old house where I spent my pre-teen years. I use to love to play his records, Johnny Cash, Henery Mancini, Patsy Cline, were some of my favorites, but there was many many more.

But the first time I can remember wanting to experience the random horn blowing kinda jazz dates back to a vintage movie I saw called "The Black Board Jungle". God, this had to have been the early 70's when I saw it, and it has always stuck in my mind.

The movie starred Glen Ford and Sidney Pottie (sorry my spelling sucks, but Craigs is worse [;)] [:D]). Anyway, in one of the seens, a math teacher trys to get his unruly class to understand the random horn blowing kinda of jazz. Through no fault of his own, he fails miserably, and the little basturds destroyed his jazz collection.

Anyway, for what it's worth, that's how far back I am able to go, and remember wanting to hear some jazz artist. Unfortunately, their dropping like flys now.

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