Wintergarden/Blue Note marks a turning point in the career of Louis Armstrong, and hence in the entire history of Jazz music. After his famous concert at New York Town Hall, he broke up his Big Band and set about forming his All-Stars. The first recording on this disc is taken from the Winter Garden in 1947, a month after that concert. Not yet the All Stars, this similar group is still stellar, and all the more intriguing as Armstrong’s routines were not yet fully developed. The second half features his 1948 All-Stars from a broadcast at the Blue Note in Chicago - a dynamite performance which helped cement his new group. A must-have for any Jazz enthusiast!