Known as the “King of Jazz, with his gravelly tones and brilliant trumpet playing, Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong is still regarded as the greatest of all Jazz musicians. An all-star virtuoso, Louis Armstrong came to prominence in the 1920s, influencing countless musicians with both his daring trumpet style and unique vocals.
In March 1963, Louis Armstrong began his tour of Australia, arranged by Sydney night club owner, Peter Bergin. In April Louis Armstrong delivered a masterly concert in the GTV 9 Studios Melbourne, for the BP Super Show which was broadcast in both Melbourne and Sydney on the 13 April 1963.
Joined by guest singer Jewel Brown and backed by the All-Star Band, featuring Billy Kyle on piano, Trummy Young on trombone, Arvell Shaw on bass, Danny Barcelona on drums and clarinetist Joe Darensborourg, Louis Armstrong performs a memorable set of swinging Jazz including:
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South, Now You Has Jazz’ (from High Society), High Society, Calypso Basin Street Blues, Perdido Street Blues (Piano solo), Blueberry Hill, How High The Moon (Bass solo), Sweet Georgia Brown, Did You Hear About Jerry (with Jewel Brown), I Left My Heart In San Francisco (with Jewel Brown), When The Saints Go Marching In
“Louis Armstrong with the gravel tones that have growled their way through a score of million sellers and with his brilliant trumpet playing ensures one hour of top television entertainment.” [The Canberra Times, 20 April 1963, pg. 20.
Total Running Time: 55.49 minutes
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