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Chapter 6 - C hapter 6- Louis Armstrong Chapter 6 Louis...

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Chapter 6- Louis Armstrong Chapter 6 Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) o Raised in Battlefield in middle of black Storyville o Sent to Colored Waifs’ Home for Boys after shooting pistol in air on New Years 1912 Reform school Played in marching band there eventually playing cornet and eighteen months later was student director of band o Took informal lessons from King Oliver for running errands o 1918 Oliver went north and Armstrong replaced him in Kid Ory’s Brown- Skinned Babies o 1919 Played in Fate Marable’s Orchestra o Spurned the traditional role of the cornet as bearer of melody in favor of the embellishing role of the clarinet Faster, higher, and more complex figures than previous clarinetists First significant example of cross-instrumental influence in jazz o Rough personality dressed like pimps and gamblers early on o Helped transform jazz into a soloist art o Established the rhythmic conventions of swing o Had a career in film o 1922
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course MUSC 145 taught by Professor Dr.smith during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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Chapter 6 - C hapter 6- Louis Armstrong Chapter 6 Louis...

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