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Ambassador of Jazz [Box set, Import]

Louis ArmstrongAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • ASIN: B0057D87DC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,245 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Satchmo Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz Box Set includes: - 10 CDs, including 7 CDs of previously released material covering his entire career, a CD of Armstrong's 1956 Hollywood Bowl concert, a 1965 interview with Armstrong by Dan Morgenstern ("the Slivovice Interview"), and a CD of unreleased and rare material (all tracks listed below). - A 200-page book of photographs and text spanning Armstrong's life and career. - A 20-page booklet listing all tracks, with dates and locations of performances / recordings. - Replicas of sheet music. All materials housed within a wonderful replica of Louis Armstrong's suitcase (3.75" x 10.25" x 12.75").

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satchmo, the greatest Ambassador of Jazz, forever! August 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wow, what a great box set this is.

Just imagine, Louis Armstrong is one of the most influential musicians of popular music of all time and never is there a complete carreer-spanning box set released, until now!

10 CD's of which 8 are filled with the best commercial recorded and issued music in the best quality ever, one CD of rare and unreleased recordings and one CD is filled with an amazing interview by Mr. Dan Morgenstern in 1965.
If Mr. Armstrong is new to you, this is the one and only set which will let you discover all the secrets of Louis Armstrong's music! If you are an old fan, buy it too. The package is completed with an outstanding hardcover book and in the suitcase you will find a couple of hand written music sheets. Man, what an enjoyment. I played every CD several times before i went on to the next. The quality of each CD still trills me so much when i play it.
My tubes are "red hot". Every aspect of the musical path of Louis Armstrong is used in this box set. All his collaborations with other artists e.g. Ella Fitzgerald, Mills Brothers, Louis Jordan, Oscar Peterson and so on is taken care off.

This kind of great great box sets only comes once in a while. Don't wait! Buy it, it's a bargain!.You will fall in love (again) with Louis Armstrong!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambassador of Jazz September 30, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase

This wonderful presentation is a worthy reminder of the outstanding career of one of the best musicians the world has known.For people who have never enjoyed the very varied music of Louis this will be an amazing revelation.
The compilation consists of nine CDs each containing between 15 to 24 beautifully remastered tracks which are of a much higher quality than any of those I already possess. The discs contain tracks covering Louis's career covering a period from 1923 to 1964. The early tracks from the 1920s define his influence on jazz.
The book is also an excellent overview of his life and times, with photos of his many musical partners.
This is all packed in a little suitcase, along with the the reproductions of his early record covers, and some sheet music. This makes it a beautiful gift for any jazz lover.Ambassador of Jazz
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars oh my gosh, this is WONDERFUL June 6, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Heaven, this is music and history heaven.
Thank you for putting this together. First of all, it
LOOKS great. A real conversation starter.
But the music is even better - Louis sounds so clear
and true, very good work.
Great choices of songs and thanks for the book, I learned
a lot.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Music or Old, simply perfect March 15, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Frankly, for a collector and fan, even 1 disc of new music is worthy of buying this simply perfect set.

Elvis Costello when asked around the release of his premium CD/DVD live set that came out about the time of this Satchmo set, said, don't waste your money on my overpriced set and buy the simply perfect Satchmo set.

The sound quality is perfect and the overall quality of the packaging and extras should and will warrant a Grammy Award.

We all know it is pricy, but sometimes the money is fully worth it and this set redefines class and perfect presentation. Is that enough goodness for you.
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