Jazz icon Louis Armstrong, always the consummate entertainer, turned a 1971 award ceremony at the National Press Club into an impromptu performance that was one of his last concerts before passing away 5 months later. Joined by longtime band-mates Tyree Glenn and Tommy Gwaltney, Armstrong shows no signs of frailty on classics including Mack the Knife. The recording, originally a limited vinyl release by the National Press Club now available widely for the first time in both physical and digital formats, also includes highlights from Glenn s tribute concert to his late friend and teacher one year later. Armstrong often signed letters Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours, which makes for an apt title since his favorite recipes are included in the liner notes. 11 tracks, 58 minutes.