Thursday, September 01, 2011
I was alerted to this today by a friend. I'm glad he did. In my never-ending quest to become a complete caricature of an ageing music dork obsessed w/ all things old, I've been playing a lot of Louis Armstrong lately, particularly his early 5s & 7s material. But anyway, this is something altogether different: the man himself playing a version of the Pharoah Sanders classic, "The Creator Has A Master Plan". This well-informed blog right here tells you the whole story. The fact that the second-last LP Armstrong ever recorded featured a choir of unlikelies such as Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and Tony Bennett in its midst... well, I can't speak for you, but that's kinda just blown my mind.