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Sound Tracks. Others Countries. Old Music. Ancient Music. During this time he abandoned the often blues -based original material of his earlier years for a remarkably fine choice of popular songs by such noted composers as Hoagy CarmichaelIrving Berlinand Duke Ellington. With LP) new repertoire came a new, simplified style: he created melodic paraphrases and variations as well as chord-change-based improvisations on these songs.
His trumpet range continued to expand, as demonstrated in the high-note showpieces in his repertoire. Louis and Lil Armstrong separated in Though his own bands usually played in a more conservative style, Armstrong was the dominant influence on the swing era, when most trumpeters attempted to emulate his inclination to dramatic structure, melody, or technical virtuosity. Above all else, his swing-style trumpet playing influenced virtually all jazz horn players who followed him, and the swing and rhythmic suppleness of his vocal style were important influences on singers from Billie Holiday to Bing Crosby.
He played a rare dramatic role in the film New Orleansin which he also performed in a Dixieland band. Handy and Fats Waller. In his last years ill health curtailed his trumpet playing, but he continued as a singer. His last film appearance was in Hello, Dolly! More than a great trumpeter, Armstrong was a bandleader, singer, soloist, film star, and comedian.
He nonetheless made his greatest impact on the evolution of jazz itself, which at the start of his career was popularly considered to be little more than a novelty. With his great sensitivity, technique, and capacity to express emotion, Armstrong not only ensured the survival of jazz but led in its development into a fine art. Louis Armstrong. Jazz and Standards fans will love this album. Additionally to the stars on the cover, Oscar Peterson is featured on piano, and Buddy Rich is on drums. Amazing album!
Great Jazz music and good record pressing. I am surprised that this record is in stereo and sounds as good as the original mono version. The vinyl sounds warm and full although it does has some pop noise but that might be due to my TT. I would highly recommend this fantastic record for your vinyl collection. This is the version to get - it's the real Verve pressing and sounds phenomenal.
Their 'backup' players are the Oscar Peterson trio - it's a top-to-bottom Louis Armstrong - Portrait (Vinyl of all stars! Excellent vinyl!!! Rich, clear, sounds like the are in the room with you! Wonderful selection of songs, we love this album!!!!
One person found this helpful. On vinyl, this album is butter. The sweet voice of Ella meshes brilliantly with Louis Armstrong - Portrait (Vinyl deep, rough voice and throw in a little trumpet and it is perfection.
I should have bought two because I'm sure I'll wear this one out! The recording is very nice and the pressing is equally impressive.
Talk about the good old days. If only I'd been around to see them live, I can't imagine. Close your eyes, turn it up and maybe you can catch a glimpse of what it was like. We love to throw this one on during a lazy Saturday morning, while putzing around the house. It's just easy going, fun, and fits just about any mood you're in as you wake up and sip on coffee. See all reviews from the United States.
Top international reviews. Terrific recording and modern pressing. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Beautiful gentle Jazz. Ella's singing is superb. Louis is superb on trumpet and his singing just moulds so well with Ella's. Tgis is the best Jazz record I have Louis Armstrong - Portrait (Vinyl. Born in i liked it all!. Happy with the record, pressing seems fine. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Load more international reviews. Love this! The record works just fine, however the sleeve was damaged either during packing or during delivery.
Very annoying when you have paid full price. Stunning record. A favourite of mine, bought it for my mother's birthday and it arrived before the estimated delivery date, so couldn't be happier! Simply stunning album with incredible sound quality A true gem to own. Wonderful voices Great album, very good sound.
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