I flap my sink and I am overwhelmed and I desbarra silent and dusty apart by the wave of delightful calm, and I see life go by, hooked to the world in the curls that touched me: but comes the dawn, with its columns of silt and the great king of Harlem watches us from his janitor suit. Armstrong looking a trumpet.
Armstrong’s influence on the development of jazz is virtually vast. One can even say that because of his overwhelming personality, both as a public figure in his later years as an interpreter, his contribution as a musician and singer has been underestimated.
As a virtuoso trumpet player, Armstrong had a unique and extraordinary talent for melodic improvisation. Through his playing, the trumpet emerged as a solo instrument in jazz. It was a wonderful companion and musical group, apart from his extraordinary qualities as a soloist. With its innovations, raise the bar for all the music that came behind him.
A Armstrong is considered the inventor of the essence of jazz singing. I had an extremely distinctive voice, grave and broken, which unfolds with great skill in his improvisations, reinforcing the words and melody of a song to express purpose. He was also a great expert in the scat, and even agree with some of the legends had been invented during the recording of “Heebie Jeebies” by being forced to improvise nonsense syllables caersele scores to the ground. Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra are examples of singers influenced by.
Armstrong appeared in more than a dozen Hollywood films (although few with some significance), usually director or as banda music. It was the first African American to star in a show of national radio in the thirties. He conducted television appearances, especially in the fifties and sixties, including appearances on The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson. Louis Armstrong has a star on the Walk of Fame at 7601 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood.
Many of the recordings Armstrong remains popular. More than three decades after his death, many of them from all periods of their careers are accessible to the public in a way that they were not living in it. Their songs are usually written and heard, and are honored in movies, television series, advertisements, and even anime and computer games. “A Kiss to Build a Dream On” was included in the computer game Fallout 2, to accompany the introduction. His recordings with Joe Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band continue to be heard as a document-style jazz group from New Orleans. Too often, however, Armstrong was only his sublime trumpet touch in the middle of flat and conventional orchestras. “Melancholy Blues,” performed by Armstrong and his Hot Seven, was included on the Voyager Golden Record sent into space and as a representative of the greatest achievements of mankind.
Armstrong founded a nonprofit foundation for music education of disabled children and bequeathed his house and substantial archives of their writings, books, recordings and memorabilia to Queens College of City University of New York, all once they have occurred also the death of his wife Lucille. The Louis Armstrong Archives are open to researchers and their house was open to the public as a museum on October 15, 2003.<