“From Stravinsky to Gizzard”: Louis Armstrong’s Record Collection

Another  frequent question we get at the Louis Armstrong House Museum is, “What did Louis Armstrong listen to in his spare time?” The simplest answer was given by the man himself in this 1965 recording: “I listen to all kinds of music.” Click here to create a free account and listen to the rest ofContinue reading ““From Stravinsky to Gizzard”: Louis Armstrong’s Record Collection”

“A Chops Session”: The Slivovice Interview

With millions of people forced to stay at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overarching theme of this site has been about what Louis Armstrong did when he was home. Our first post introduced Louis and Lucille’s long history with Corona, Queens, while our second offered rare audio clips of Louis warming up onContinue reading ““A Chops Session”: The Slivovice Interview”

“Eulogizing the Chops”: Louis Armstrong Warms Up

A common question we get from musicians who visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum is “What was Louis Armstrong’s practice routine?” The short answer is he didn’t have a set a routine. In fact, to hear him tell it, he didn’t even consider what he did play as “practice” but rather as “warming up.” HereContinue reading ““Eulogizing the Chops”: Louis Armstrong Warms Up”

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