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WILTON — Louis Armstrong, who died in 1971, could not have imagined his music would find its way beyond the galaxy. But it has, included as it was on the “Golden Record” alongside the work of Bach, Mozart, Australian Aborigine songs, and Peruvian panpipes and drums and more — that were taken into space aboard the Voyager space probe as selections intended to portray the diversity of Earth’s culture.
It is a testament to Armstrong’s status not only in the world of jazz but in the world of international music that his work — Melancholy Blues performed with his band Hot Seven — should be among the representations of life on Earth.