He was the first jazz musician to get global recognition and he had the

He was the first jazz musician to get global

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history of jazz. He was the first jazz musician to get global recognition, and he had the interest of having jazz music in as many countries as possible in the world. He recorded several songs that caught worldwide attention and also appeared in several films. Some of the songs he recorded include, When the Saints Go Marching In, What a Wonderful Day, Hello Dolly, How High the Moon among others (Stein, 2012). But the song he recorded three years before his death entitled What a Wonderful Day is considered immortal because of the kind of wave it drove across the world. Armstrong used the trumpet to make his songs more appealing to the audience. A trumpet is commonly used in jazz music which was Louis Armstrong’s are of specialization. He changed the trumpet into a solo instrument that was capable of exhibiting range and lyrical splendor. His timing and the sense he had about rhythm transformed jazz from a languid beat to a more
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JAZZ RESEARCH PAPER 3 sophisticated composition of songs (Whyton, 2010). He was able to play with the range of the trumpet by sometimes altering pitches out of key to experiment with the prospects of jazz.
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