Coffee Break: Trumpets for Louis

Louis Armstrong and trumpet
Louis Armstrong in Paris, 1965. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images | via NPR)

Louis Armstrong was born today in 1901.

One of the most famous trumpet players of all time, his career spanned across five decades and several eras of jazz, and he was known for his distinctive voice, trumpet solo improvisations, and scat singing.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature the trumpet?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good (flugelhorn)
Tower of Power - What Is Hip
The Beatles - Penny Lane
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Sloan - Everything You've Done Wrong
The Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
US3 - Cantaloop Flip Fantasia
Blood Sweat and Tears - Spinning Wheel
Louis Armstrong - Swing That Music


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