Up a Lazy River
Rockin' Chair - Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
Outside of the fact that this set contains "Tiger Rag" I really can't make the argument that this clip has anything whatsoever to do with circus or clowning. What it does illustrate, extremely well, is awe-inspiring natural talent, artistry, showmanship and virtuosity; all of which are, individually, virtually non-existent in contemporary popular entertainment. To hope to combine them all into one person is absurd.
Louie Armstrong was so amazingly gifted at so many things that it's easy to forget while watching him just how difficult any one of them is to master to the extent that he did.
Taken from movie of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, filmed by Bert Stern.
The All-Stars include: Trummy Young on trombone; Billy Kyle on piano and Danny Barcelona on drums.