This day (July 6, 1971), in Corona, Queens, , died Louis Armstrong, an American jazz trumpeter and singer who comes to prominence in the 1920s as an “inventive” cornet and trumpet playe and a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music’s focus from collective improvisation to solo performance.
Image : Louis Armstrong Photo by National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Video : Louis Armstrong – Hello Dolly . Louis Armstrong & Johnny Cash – Blue Yodel No 9 (1970) . Louis Armstrong – Basin Street Blues (1964) . Louis Armstrong – Someday (1962) . Dizzy Gillespie & Louis Armstrong – Umbrella Man . Louis Armstrong & The All Stars – Mack The Knife (1959) . Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong – The Blues Are Brewin . Louis Armstrong – Dinah (1933) .