“THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE LOOKING AT GOD”: RUBY BRAFF CELEBRATES LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Thanks to Jon-Erik Kellso (who embodies the truths of Louis Armstrong and Ruby Braff) for pointing us to this July 2000 Boston University public radio program where Ruby — with questions from Christopher Lydon — explains what Louis gave us.  And — just in passing — there’s some beautiful music and surprising insights: ruby-braff-on-louis-armstrong

Every day’s a holiday with music like this.

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4 responses to ““THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE LOOKING AT GOD”: RUBY BRAFF CELEBRATES LOUIS ARMSTRONG

  1. thanks so much for this. I heard it when originally broadcast and wanted to hear it again ever since.

    The second part of the show, Wynton Marsalis on Louis, is also well worth a listen:

    http://theconnection.wbur.org/2000/07/04/wynton-marsalis-on-louis-armstrong

  2. I’m only trying to spread joy. What better way than through the sun that is Louis?

  3. Stompy Jones

    With this one, you’re spreading joy up to the maximum. Thank you and Professor Braff for this wonderful refresher course in Louis 101.

  4. Thanks Jon. I really enjoyed listening to this radio program! Only thing I missed was some Louis with Jack Teagarden, who I thought was the best complement to Satchmo. True ‘all stars’ in every sense of the words…

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