His career spanned five decades, from the s to the s, and different eras in jazz. He was also skilled at scat singing. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz, and by the end of his career in the s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general.
Sign in. Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller are back with their crack team of comedy writers and performers. A whole host of favourite characters return including Frank Dad, the Striding Man and the
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The funniest sketch, though, involves the pair as tutors teaching Japanese businessmen the rudiments of the British attitude to work: failing to care about deadlines, making up excuses for absence, that sort of thing. The lines are too profane to reproduce here. The Armstrong And Miller Show The sketch show duo with a disturbing propensity to shed their clothes return for a fourth series.
Rolling Stone just happened to have entrance interviews with all three of them ready to print when the news was announced just after midnight on Dec. I didn't know that George and John were in it. I'm not keeping up with it all the time," he shruggedadding, "It means recognition.
Alexander was born in HammersmithLondon. Her father, Frank Smith, was a television producer and director on factual shows such as Panorama. She attended Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith.
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Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller are in serious danger of becoming the nearly men of comedy. The strapping Armstrong didn't quite make it with the sitcom Beast and the likeable Miller seems trapped in supporting-player hell. While this show was on, he was simultaneously camping it up in Steve Coogan's new programme.
To jazz aficionados, he was also something more: the trumpet virtuoso with the boundless musical imagination who almost singlehandedly shifted the focus of jazz from collective improvisation to individual expression — the man whose playing on the remarkable Hot Five and Hot Seven sessionsrecorded when he was in his 20s, virtually defined the art of the jazz solo. He learned fast. Before he was out of his teens, he was a fixture on the New Orleans music scene; a few years later he moved to Chicago, where he made the records that changed jazz history. In due time he became the first jazz superstar, embraced by the world for his bravura playing, his ebullient singing and his larger-than-life personality.