Photography/Shot by @AmyBarton
Inspired by the Album ‘The Real Ambassadors’ by Dave and Iola Brubeck, 1962
While searching for tunes performed by the iconic and legendary Louis Armstrong, I stumbled across this Album !
In the 1950’s during the Cold War, American musicians were a part of a campaign by the US State Department to spread US culture, music and propaganda internationally. Some of these musicians included Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and Armstrong himself.
There presence was especially valued in the countries which had not clearly stated allegiance with the Soviet Union.
In 1962, the Brubecks collaborated with Louis Armstrong and his band to produce an album which is inspired by these Musicians and their roles as ‘Ambassadors’ for the United States. The album also features the Jazz vocal royalty, Carmen McRae and vocal group ‘Lambert, Hendricks and Ross’
#Perfection You should check it out !!