Louis Armstrong – Now You Has Jazz (2018)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 36:50 minutes | 2,9 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96kHz | Time – 36:50 minutes | 717 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD
Whether they called him “Satchmo” or simply the “man with the silver trumpet”, millions of people, from Mongolia to Munich, Milano and Mozambique, recognized the cherubic countenance, gravel voice, and high, rhythmic notes that bought thousands to greet him and hear him wherever he went – the magnetism was, at times, as awesome as his music could be. Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest musicians jazz ever produced, perhaps – and few, if any, will argue against this – the greatest.
This music was most extraordinary in the Twenties and Thirties, but even in the Sixties, when the performances in this album were recorded, there was something very special about Louis Armstrong, and if age had diminished the musical sparks a bit, Satchmo the entertainer was working at full power, his personality and wit as sparkling as ever. Actually, in the early Sixties Louis was still packing a lot of power in his horn, and he still only had to play one note to be recognized, so when we tend to somewhat minimize our awe of his music from the later years, it’s a bit unfair, because we are measuring it against his earlier achievements. No soloist in jazz history has ever matched the impact and absolute brilliance of some of the early Armstrong performances, and it is doubtful that anyone ever will. If you have not heard the Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings of the mid-to-late Twenties, or his Thirties sides fronting a big band, you owe yourself the experience, but don’t let the stunning expressions of your Louis Armstrong diminish your appreciation of the man’s art as he entered his sixties – the soul and deep-rooted musicality continued to ooze out of every sound this unique man made, and the grooves of this album bear splendid witness to that.
01 – When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
02 – C’est si bon (It’s So Good)
03 – Someday
04 – Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
05 – Jerry
06 – Now You Has Jazz
07 – New Orleans Function
08 – When The Saints Go Marching In
Louis Armstrong – trumpet, vocals
Trummy Young – trombone
Joe Darensbourg – clarinet
Billy Kyle – piano
Billy Cronk – bass
Danny Barcelona – drums
Jewell Brown – vocals on “Jerry”
Originally recorded in 1961-1962.
Contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.
2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme. 2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry.