Monthly Archives: January 2015

Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism by Thomas Brothers: a review

This is not a general biography–it’s a musicologist’s biography, and best read as such. Those looking for a general biography of the artist would probably be better served by reading Terry Teachout’s fine Armstrong biography, Pops.

All that said, this is a great book, and highly recommended.

Continue reading

Posted in Bookworm Alley, Musicks | Tagged , | Leave a comment