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by Christopher Raley, who owes a debt of gratitude to Ray Ferrer for his portrait of Louis Armstrong which inspired this poem.  He got the eyes exactly right—not the eyes of a camera pose (though there are shades of that), but the eyes of a musician seeing music. 200 more words
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Jazz Around the World - March 31 - Departure

Hello and welcome to Jazz Around the World. Glad you are joining us on this historic trip. Through the magic of the Internet (and YouTube), we will be visiting 30 different countries in 30 days; a different country each day. 224 more words

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“you literally could not spend $1.26 in a better way long live #satchmo”
(taken at North Beach Fishbowl)

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Satchmo: A life beyond the music (radio interview)

We all know the tremendous impact Louis Armstrong had, not only on jazz, but on American music and culture at large!

However, it is not often we get a glimpse into “Pops” life beyond the music. 49 more words

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