Article number: 70075
LOUIS - The Louis Armstrong Story 1900-1971 by Max Jones & John Chilton: Used, first ed.
LOUIS - The Louis Armstrong Story 1900-1971
by Max Jones & John Chilton: Studio Vista, London 1971. 256 pages. First UK ed. Illustrated. Hardcover, dust jacket. Second-hand book. Good condition, slight wear on dustjacket. Signature written inside with ballpen. ISBN: 0-289-70215-1
"As trumpet player and singer, Louis Armstrong is the single most important figure in jazz history, and one of the most influential musicians - in any category - in this century. He was also, as this book relates, a wonderful character: actor, clown, raconteur, a tough kid when he came to Chicago from New Orleans who mellowed into one of the music's true statesmen. This biography includes not only a gripping narrative written by two of the most reliable jazz historians, but also a chronology, film list, and selection of photos. He was the most beloved of jazz musicians, a hero to everyone from Eddie Condon and Bobby Hackett to Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman. His basically happy life is here memorably told."