Remembering Louis Armstrong

He answered to “Pops,” “Satchmo,” and “Louie.” But he called himself Louis.

Documentary filmmaker Sacha Jenkins and jazz pianist Jason Moran have been immersed in Louis Armstrong’s recordings and artifacts for years. They go with “Louis” as well. “Yeah, man. I have too much respect for that guy,” said Jenkins.

Moran is the curator of the new Louis Armstrong Center in Queens, New York. Among the artifacts on display: Armstrong’s first passport, from 1932, and his last, dated 1967. Moran noted READ MORE

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