The latest Multichannel SACD from Opus 3 Records is a tribute to the early music of Louis Armstrong. Entitled “A Tribute to Young Louis”, the album features the Swedish Jazz Kings.
Joining the group on this album are Australia’s star jazz cornonet player Bob Barnard and another jazz giant – trombone player Roy Williams from England.
According to Jan-Eric Persson at Opus 3 Records: “Tributes will continue to be paid to Louis Armstrong regardless of when he was born. There is surely no band more qualified than The Swedish Jazz Kings to do just this, who have after all, devoted most of their musical lives to the preservation and portrayal of Louisґ music!”
Persson adds: “As the title suggests, the main emphasis on this album is on Louis Armstrong’s early music, the time when he was at his creative peak!”