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Louis Armstrong on the Real Origin of Scatting
Notes from the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame • 2m 54s
This episode of "Notes from the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame" transports you back to a conversation on June 24, 1962 between Louis Armstrong and Studs Terkel outside a Chicago nightclub at 2am, right before Armstrong's 62nd birthday. The legend answers the age-old question: was scatting really born when he dropped the sheet music?
"Notes from the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame" is produced by Quoted Studios and Jazz at Lincoln Center.