The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars - a gift to pops is Jazz FM's Mark Walker - Dinner Jazz 'Featured Album.'
While New Orleans native Louis Armstrong passed away in 1971 at the age of 69, today his legacy as the kingpin of jazz continues to grow. The most significant example of this is the ensemble The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars, comprised largely of top-of-the-line Crescent City musicians paying tribute to him with the brilliant album A Gift to Pops. The inventive re-envisioning of music associated with the trumpeter/vocalist during his five-decade career features new arrangements and new performances of stalwart tunes ranging from the "The Peanut Vendor" (recorded by him in 1930) to "What a Wonderful World" (recorded in 1968 and the most successful tune of his career). Special guests include Wynton Marsalis and Common. Watch the visualizer for "The Peanut Vendor" here
The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars - A Gift To Pops is Jazz FM: Mark Walker's Dinner Jazz 'Featured Album.'