by James Pasinski
Jazz artist John Redmon teamed up with The Thomas J. Dawson, Jr. Orchestra to pay tribute to the late, great Louis Armstrong with a new album titled simply “Honoring Louis Armstrong.” It features ten tracks, beginning with a spoken word “Overture” about imagining a better world, as the lovely classical melody plays in the background. Then big band swing kicks in with “Blessed Assurance” with John Redmon displaying his Armstrong impression, singing in the style of the jazz great. The duet between Redmon and Linda Purl is simply magical during “Summertime,” while “When The Saints Go Marching In” is pure fun, filled with positive energy. Vocalist Charles Bule is simply stunning singing “Smile,” while John Redmon turns the magic on once again with “What A Wonderful World.” Look for this new amazing tribute to Louis Armstrong to arrive in January 2021. To find out more about “Honoring Louis Armstrong” from John Redmon & The Thomas J. Dawson, Jr. Orchestra, please visit honoringlouisarmstrong.com.