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Fascinatin' Rhythm

A Minor Trib­ute To Pops (Armstrong)-Celebrating the lega­cy of the most influ­en­tial musician/​vocalist jazz has ever known, Louis Pops Satch­mo Arm­stong. He was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901, and passed away on July 6, 1971 of a heart attack. He was known as Ambas­sador Satch­mo near the end of his life, as he spread the gospel accord­ing to Pops all over the world. He was a pio­neer of the high­est rank in that he was the first musi­cian to begin the art of impro­vi­sa­tion, not only with his trum­pet play­ing in his clas­sic Hot 5 & 7 com­bos; but also as a scat singer. His many com­pos­tions such as Strut­tin’ With Some Bar­beque’, Big But­ter and Egg Man’, Some­day’, and Wild Man Blues’, Pota­to Head Blues’, and Cor­net Chop Suey’ have become clas­sics, espe­cial­ly amon­st trumpet/​cornet play­ers world-wide.He tru­ly was an orig­i­nal, and King of AMer­i­can Music. Some of the artists pay­ing hom­mage to the leg­end include Scott Robin­son, Duke Elling­ton, The Sacd­kville All­stars led by Ralph Sut­ton and Jim Galloway,The Hot 5 with Lil Hardin, Bil­lie Hol­i­day, Ella Fitzger­ald, Car­ol SLoane/​Clark Ter­ry, Ruby Braff/​Dick Hyman, Bing Cros­by, Louis Jor­dan, Fats Waller/​Jack Teagarden/​Marshall Roy­al, Wyn­ton Marasalis with father Ellis, and Arturo San­doval. Not with us today are The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orches­tra and Jon Fad­dis, Dan­ny Kaye, all whom have also paid trib­ute to Pops on oth­er occasions. 

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
John Pittman Quintet, featuring 3 Winnipegers C For Siobhan 9shi-vawn) Kinship
Joani Taylor/Miles Black Trio, ffeat. P.J. Perry7/Neil Swainson C This Can't Be Love In A Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington-Louis Armstrong Sextet Azalea Echoes Of An Era

Set #2

Artist Song Album
The Sackville Allstars with Ralph Sutton/Jim Galloway Save It Pretty Mama A Tribute To Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, feat. Lil Hardin-Armstrong Struttin' With Some Barbeque Savoy Blues-Vol. 4 1927-28
Ella Fitzgerald-Louis Armstrong with The Oscar Peterson Quintet t Moonlight In Vermont Ella & Louis
Carol Sloane & Clark Terry Stompin' At The Savoy The Songs Ella & Louis Sang
Louis Armstrong & His Allstars Back O' Town Blues Town Hall Concert, 1947

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Scott Robinson Trio, feat. Mike LeDonne Wild Man Blues Plays The Compositions Of L. Armstrong
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra I'm In The Mood For Love Back In N.Y.-Vol. 1 (1935)
Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday Farewell To Storyville OST New Orleans
Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong Gone Fishin' Bing's Buddies and Beaus
Louis Jordan & Louis Armstrong You Rascal, You Louis Jordan & Friends

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Ruby Braff-Dick Hyman Quintet Someday Satchmo Remebered-The Music of L.A. At Carnegie Hall
Louis Armstrong with Fats Waller Jeepers Creepers L.A. In The Thirties
Arturo Sandoval When It's Sleepy Down SOuth Trumpet Evolution
Tony Bennett/Bill Charlap Trio I Won't Dance The Songs Of Jerome Kern-The Silver Lining
Wynton & Ellis Marsalis Qt. Big Butter & Egg Man The Resolution of Romance-Standard Time-Vol. 3
Louis Armstrong/Russel Garcia Orch. Don't Get Around Much Anymore An Amereican Songbook
Kenny Burrell Trio Ain't Misbehavin' When Lights Are Low