Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' version of "We Three Kings" goes on Christian McBride's holiday playlist. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers hide caption

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Christian McBride's Christmas Jazz Playlist

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Love Songs You Love To Love

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'Pops': Louis Armstrong, In His Own Words

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Louis Armstrong, The 'Decca Sessions'

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Revisiting Louis Armstrong in the Context of Civil Rights

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The Spirit of New Orleans Is in Its Music

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Louis Armstrong Museum

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Director of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives, Michael Cogswell

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Louis Armstrong: 'The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings'

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Louis Armstrong: 'The Best of the Decca Years, Vol. 1'

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Don Byron released Love, Peace, and Soul with his New Gospel Quintet on Feb. 21. Till Krautkraemer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gospel Meets Jazz, With Unpredictable Results

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Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong, the great jazz trumpeter and vocalist playing at the Savoy Hotel, London. Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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'Hello Dolly'

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