King Louis

To most people, Louis Armstrong was a loveable, gravel-voiced entertainer, known around the world for popular hits like `Hello Dolly'.

But for jazz musicians and listeners, he was the unique genius whose astonishing trumpet solos transformed jazz for ever.

Geoffrey Smith examines Armstrong's enduring legacy with contributions from trumpet stars, including Nat Gonella, Humphrey Lyttelton, Guy Barker, Art Farmer and Wynton Marsalis.

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To most people, Louis Armstrong was a loveable, gravel-voiced entertainer, known around the world for popular hits like `Hello Dolly'.

But for jazz musicians and listeners, he was the unique genius whose astonishing trumpet solos transformed jazz for ever.

Geoffrey Smith examines Armstrong's enduring legacy with contributions from trumpet stars, including Nat Gonella, Humphrey Lyttelton, Guy Barker, Art Farmer and Wynton Marsalis.