Louis Armstrong Accomplishments

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Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music.
Most legends are known for excelling in a specific field or for doing something so impactful on the world that they will be remembered for ages. What set Louis Armstrong apart from others considered to be legends is that he did this multiple times throughout his life and with ease. Over time there have been many people that have impacted the world and society we live in. However, there are only a few people who have impacted our society in so many ways that they deserve a class of their own. It is without a doubt …show more content…

Many consider Armstrong's ability to play the trumpet one gifted to mankind by the heavens, meaning, there was no one that ever had or ever would be able to do it like him. -Scott yanow,Although it is said Louis could master any style of playing, his was identified by its sheer power and the pure soul that he was able to incorporate. His ways served as an enormous inspiration for not only musicians to come but those of his own time as well. Throughout the majority of his career he heavily enforced solo act type performances, much reason behind this had to do with just how overpowering his sound really was. An other reason for this was his incredible improvisational skill, which allowed him to provide an audience with endless fascination. Before Armstrong left his fingerprints all over jazz, it was more so an organization of musicians who would perform their own part in a perfected script of set musical notes, so when he did finally come along it was a great shock to everyone’s past idea of jazz music Though he was generally noted for his contribution to jazz, Armstrong also played a significant role in the evolution of pop music entertainment in America. -Scott yanowEarly on in his career, he showcased an almost equally unique ability to his trumpet playing, his singing. Right off the bat Louis undeniably raspy voice set him apart from all other singers. His ability to demonstrate multiple extraordinary talents in a single performance made him a huge hit, and anyone he performed with was no doubt a hit themselves. Along with his many other innovations, Armstrong even created his own style of singing, scat. This was another improvisational method. With this he was able to make almost anything he performed his own(aside from what actually was his own). What was even more amazing was that Armstrong's career lasted from the thirties until the year before his

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