Louis Armstrong – Master of Jazz·Live in Chicago, 1962 {Storyville}[MFSL]

Review by Steven McDonald (allmusic.com)
A wonderful artifact, this is a prime slice of the latter-day Satchmo with a small all-stars band working through a relatively typical set. The performance ranges from solid to excellent, with the occasional odd flub (such as the uncertain return after Danny Barcelona’s first drum solo on “Basin Street Blues”), but the quality of the recording is the key element. The Mobile Fidelity gold CD edition adds three tracks to the Storyville original, and provides a clear, uncluttered sound field with excellent separation. The resulting album is a treat to hear.

01. When it’s Sleepy Time Down South (02:44)
02. Indiana (04:21)
03. Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On (05:37)
04. The Bucket’s Got a Hole in It (03:32)
05. Tiger Rag (01:17)
06. Mack the Knife (03:17)
07. Blueberry Hill (03:18)
08. When the Saints (03:50)
09. Ole Miss (04:03)
10. When I Grow Too Old to Dream (04:17)
11. Basin Street Blues (07:08)
12. High Society Calypso (05:01)
13. C’est Si Bon (03:28)
14. La Vie En Rose (04:59)
15. The Faithful Hussar (05:25)
16. Once in a While (02:02)
17. When it’s Sleepy Time Down South [instrumental] (02:04)

Louis Armstrong – trumpet, vocals
Trummy Young – trombone
Joe Darensbourg – clarinet
Billy Kyle – piano
Billy Cronk – bass
Danny Barcelona – drums

Recorded August 1, 1962; Chicago

Label: Storyville – MFSL Edition
Year: 1997
Genre: Jazz
Style: Vocal Jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans
Total Time: 66:22

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork