Part One * Jazz and I Get Born Together * In the Trail of The Dixieland Five * What is Swing? * Up the Mississippi * St. Louis Blues * Stormy Weather * With King Oliver on the South Side * To Broadway with Fletcher Henderson * Aint Misbehain Sends Me * California, Here I Come * Highseas and High Cs * Record Fans and Hot Clubs * Swinging Through Europe * Jam! * IHope Gabriel Likes Our Music Part Two: Music Section * Introduction to Swing * Armstrong in the Upper Register * Rhythmic Counterpoint * Swing Interpolation * Melodic Counterpoint * Rhythmic Obbligato * Melodic Obbligato * Examples of Swing on Ten Instruments
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was an American trumpeter, composer, singer, and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.