The Complete Louis Armstrong: Columbia & RCA Studio Sessions, 1946-1966

Just released by Mosaic Records with a 30,000 word essay from biographer Ricky Riccardi. Here is The London Jazz News review and the Jazz History Online review.

Now that Riccardi has been hired to complete a three-volume biography of Armstrong, he will continue to illuminate listeners of the many wonders of Armstrong’s discography. Armstrong has found his Boswell, even though they never met in person.

In short, the entire collection is an intoxicating cocktail of profundity and joy.