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Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues

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An intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary honors Armstrong's legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States.

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There are stretches that feel more like an educational lecture than a proper film, but intimate archive footage and recordings and, of course, sublime music keep Black & Blues compelling.
★★★☆☆ | Read in full: Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues film review Jack Blackwell We Love Cinema

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Like one of Armstrong’s great solos, it feels packed with dynamics, sprinkled with astonishing high notes, and immensely pleasurable.
Leslie Felperin The Guardian
When it actually comes to assessing Armstrong’s music, that’s where “Black & Blues” is a letdown.
Christian Blauvelt IndieWire

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28 Oct 2022