Skip navigation


My book Satchmo: The Wonderful Art and World of Louis Armstrong has been translated into French by Éditions de La Martiniere. They did an excellent job of remaining true to my design and the book is beautifully printed, just like the Abrams edition.

I will be posting more news about Satchmo as we get closer to the pub date of March 1.

In the meantime you can pre-order it here:

This just in: Satchmo is featured in Elissa Schappell’s Hot Typereview of the current March issue of Vanity Fair, the one with Obama on the cover.





  1. Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

  2. Thanks Mike!

  3. Félicitations!!! Where to next?

  4. I have just bought your magnificent book ‘Satchmo’ and am very appreciative that you have made these wonderful images of Louis Armstrong available. But, I am astonished that on page 8 (timeline) you have Louis playing the trumpet left handed. Is there some hidden meaning that has passed me by?
    Stanley Clingman

    • Stanley, thank you for the kind words. As for the left-handed playing, I wish I could say I was making a political statement, but the truth is I flopped the photo.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: