Louis Armstrong's Groundbreaking Decade In Chicago

Feb 21, 2014

Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism Yellow background behind black and white portrait of Louis Armstrong with trumpet
Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism
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Louis Armstrong is a integral figure in American popular music. And although many know him for his 1960s hits like "Hello Dolly" and "What a Wonderful World," his career in the 1920s and 30s really set a precedent for jazz vocals and instrumentals for future generations. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Thomas Brothers, professor of music at Duke University, about his latest book, Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism (W.W. Norton & Company; 2014).