Louis Armstrong: Ambassador Satch

Recorded in Amsterdam, Milan, Hollywood and New York, the performances on Ambassador Satch are largely of the same order as those on Satchmo the Great, except that this collection contains no narrative interludes. Following “Royal Garden Blues,” “Tin Roof Blues,” “Muskrat Ramble” and other tunes, Young is featured on a way-up “Undecided,” Ed Hall on “Darndanella” and Armstrong on “West End Blues,” his crowning classic. Bonus tracks include the previously unissued “Clarinet Marmalade,” another Hall showcase, and “Someday You’ll Be Sorry.”