Featuring young geniuses such as Dizzy GillespieCharlie Parker and Miles Davisthe younger generation of musicians saw themselves as artists, not as entertainers.
Armstrong had a great influence on Henderson and his arranger, Don Redman, both of whom began integrating Armstrong's swinging vocabulary into their arrangements—transforming Henderson's band into what is generally regarded as the first jazz big band.
Some are fast to judge him without even knowing a single piece of music he had created. After Gertrude gave birth to a daughter, Armstrong's father never welcomed him, so he returned to his mother, Mary Albert.
Murrow followed Armstrong with a camera crew on some of his worldwide excursions, turning the resulting footage into a theatrical documentary, Satchmo the Great, released in Meanwhile, his longtime manager Joe Glaser died. Although race relations were poor, Chicago was booming.
His mother then supported them by prostitution and leaving him with his grandmother. Louis Armstrong remains an icon of American history and 20th century popular culture.
He worked very hard to become what he became and did not let anything get in the way of becoming a musician.