Thursday, August 9, 2012

Louis Armstrong wakes Osiris

Doesn't Pops look like Gabriel himself as he serenades his wife Lucille in front of the ‫Sphinx? America's ambassador of swing was tootling around Egypt in 1961‬. Now this is a pyramid scheme we can get behind.
Satchmo blows eternally through his recordings, of which we have many. Pick up a few, for then you has jazz!

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  1. What a great photo! Can't imagine Egypt was very comfortable in a heavy suit, or a cardigan.

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  2. What a great juxtaposition. Brilliance squared... Made me think of my favorite music quote: "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." -Thelonious Monk

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    1. "Dancing About Architecture" sounds like it could be a postmodern class at a small liberal arts college.

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    2. HAHA!! Well done. I'd totally take that class:)

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  3. He seems to have blown the Sphinx's nose off! Mystery solved!

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    1. I'd be much more likely to forgive Satchmo than Napoleon's troops, who used it for target practice.

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    2. I had forgotten about that ghastly tidbit!

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  4. Lovely picture. The peaceful atmosphere with jazz music makes it look like a very romatic scene.

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  5. Whatta smile..

    Is the trumpet a respectably sensual instrument? I would figure it's no sax, but who knows! Looks like Lucille is enjoying herself.

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  6. Does anyone know where i can purchase this image as a poster? x

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