Notes Of Freedom

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At the height of the Cold War Louis Armstrong performed behind the Iron Curtain.

The carefree, uplifting tones of jazz personified personal liberty and became the US Government's secret weapon - a tool of Cold War diplomacy.

In Notes Of Freedom, Jazz critic and musician Dave Gelly investigates the legacy of Louis Armstrong's 1965 tour behind the Iron Curtain.

Featuring exclusive recordings, the programme asks who paid for the tour, and what was its real purpose?