Music: A Flourish of Jazzz

Any jazz musician who is worth a toot knows what July 4 means. July 4 is the birthday of one of America's great founding fathers: Louis Armstrong. The life of the incomparable Satchmo spanned virtually the entire development of jazz, but that uniquely American music did not disappear with Armstrong's passing at age 71 five years ago. Indeed what is remarkable about jazz is that its original face has never been lost. The music is no older than the century, and many of its fathers are still...

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