Music that moves us.

R.I.P. — Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

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Perhaps the most influential and important individual figure in jazz passed on this date in 1971. The gravelly voiced trumpeter summed up his sunny disposition with the following quote,

I think I had a beautiful life. I didn’t wish for anything that I couldn’t get and I got pretty near everything I wanted because I worked for it.”

Here he is performing the classic, “When The Saints Go Marching In”:

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