ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Louis Armstrong, 'The Okeh Columbia & RCA Victor Records -- 1925-1933' (Columbia/Legacy; $79.98)

Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, made when he was based in Chicago during the mid-1920s, represent one of two templates for defining early jazz (the other being Jelly Roll Morton's releases with his Red Hot Peppers). If Armstrong never had recorded again or never had become a...
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