I wanted to start with some clips that until now hasn't been put on YouTube.!
Tiger Rag in a very fast tempo. There are lots of recordings from Armstong in this tempo. The frontline thinks and plays in a two beat. Otherwise it's unplayable.
I'm extremely happy! Today I've managed to get the first series of clips on YouTube. You know, I'm a YouTube watcher from the start (feb 2005), I discovered YouTube long before it was well known as nowadays. And certainly in my country the Netherlands, the hype started much later. From the beginning I wanted to share my DVD's on YouTube. Ever since I was looking for software to convert DVD into Mpeg-4 files. It was frustrated! I couldn't find anything right which was working well and simple to handle. My problem was also that I haven't had any help from anyone! But until last week, I discovered a fitting freeware program. And with much blood, sweat and tears I finally get this result!
Now my first series is about a concert from the Louis Armstrong All Stars.
It was located in: La Bussola-Focette in Italy. The concert was on thursday, may 7 th 1959.
It is featuring two of my biggest idols in Jazz.
Louis Armstrong and Trummy Young.
Of course Louis Armstrong! I'm afraid I can't tell you anymore news about him. And then Trummy Young whom I've seen just once in person. An experience I will never forget! I could write a lot more about Trummy. But not all at once!
Louis Armstrong All Stars -- Tiger Rag