Satchmo. There are few people in this country, and around the world, who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture. No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist. With over a dozen of his classic film performances, numerous television and concert performance as well as never before seen home movies and nightclub footage from 1935, this is the most comprehensive look at this American icon.
This film is the most diverse and comprehensive portrait yet of Louis Armstrong. SATCHMO pieces together his fascinating career and personality through never-before-seen home videos, classic performances, excerpts from movies including ATLANTIC CITY, GOING PLACES, HIGH SOCIETY, and HELLO DOLLY, and interviews with his friends and contemporaries. The soundtrack features classic digitally remastered recordings, including "West End Blues," "Potato Head Blues," "Weather Bird," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "When You're Smiling," "Mack the Knife" and many more.
Jazz Legends |
Jazz Musicians |