Across the street from the jazz icon's home in Queens, a site of pilgrimage for fans from around the world, sits the new Louis Armstrong Center, which brings his 60,000-item archive back to the block.
For nearly a century, jazz musicians have debated what gives songs that propulsive, groovy feel that makes you want to move with the music. The secret may lie in subtle nuances in a soloist's timing.
A new documentary explores Armstrong's experience as a Black American musician coming of age right along with the 20th century.
The Library of Congress chose 25 titles considered "audio treasures worthy of preservation" to join the National Recording Registry collection.