I'll be back with a brand new blog at some point tomorrow but to tide you over, check out this book, which looks to be an essential purchase for all Pops nuts. (This story is from Jazz Times, by way of Michael Steinman's Jazz Lives blog)
New Louis Armstrong Book to Be Published in March
Date: February 5, 2009
Written By: Jeff Tamarkin
Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong is a new book being published by Abrams in March. The book is 256 pages with 200 full-color illustrations and will sell for $35.00 (U.S.) and $39.00 (Canada).
Satchmo is a biography in the form of an art book. It tells the story of Louis Armstrong’s life through his writings, scrapbooks and artworks, much of which has never been published before. It includes many collages that Armstrong made on recording tape boxes. These incorporate marvelous photographs of Armstrong and others in atmospheric settings that capture the archetypal scenes in the life of a jazz musician: nightclubs and fast trains, women and wild parties. The book includes many photographs of Armstrong and is framed by a text that describes his significance.
Satchmo is written and designed by Steven Brower, whose previous book was the award-winning Woody Guthrie Artworks. It is supported by the Louis Armstrong House and Archives.
To order a copy, visit Satchmo.