Reviews and Blog Posts: Louis Armstrong

If I only had a horn : young Louis Armstrong

by Roxane Orgill

Reviewer Rating:
4

This is a children’s book telling a story of jazz giant Louis Armstrong’s first encounters with a cornet. Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins, the book has stunning illustrations done in acrylic, spray paint and pastel reminiscent of fine artist Francis Bacon, but much more intimate (and age appropriate) and matches the...

Billie Holiday the ultimate collection

Reviewer Rating:
5

This documentary covers a lot of information about the legendary jazz musician Billie Holiday and even better has a lot of live footage and audio recordings.  The live footage is very moving and a gem for Billie Holiday fans and jazz history enthusiasts. There’s also a bonus to the documentary...

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