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elements of style #12/LOUIS ARMSTRONG + the Jazz Maestro again with his wife Lil Harden Armstrong

Above, a rare picture of a tender young Louis Armstrong before he became THE Maestro of Jazz, that most unique and first American storied art form. Note that picture was inscribed, “For my Dear wife, whom I’ll love until I die. From Louis Armstrong. 9/23/1929.”

 

 

 

Above, Louis Armstrong and wife, Lil Harden Armstrong. Lil, was herself, a gifted musician in her own rights and certainly a liberated, strong-willed woman in the male dominated world of Jazz.

 

Posted in Elements of Style | 3 Comments

3 Responses to elements of style #12/LOUIS ARMSTRONG + the Jazz Maestro again with his wife Lil Harden Armstrong

  1. Voon says:

    These are just fantastic! Where did you unearth them from?

    • admin says:

      Voon, I had a particularly intense Jazz obsessed period, from mid 80s to mid 90s when the intensity tapered off and normalized. And before then, I was first drawn to the sartorial attitude of the Jazz artists, thus began my select picture collection of them according to their respective chic quotient, you see. —iké udé

  2. ghurron briscoe says:

    A real testament of The spirit of The Armstrongs; May their legacy evoke people in their given realm! Dandy G.Briscoe’

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