Thomas Brothers is the author of Louis Armstrong's New Orleans and Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words. A professor of music at Duke University, he lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.
"Brothers proves his thesis and then some...an encyclopedic authority." -- C.W. Mahoney - American Spectator "Honest, uncompromising, and wholly sympathetic to its subject, Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism is the ideal for jazz biography and criticism." -- Scott DeVeaux, author of The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History "Thomas Brothers has brought together startling new discoveries and insights, a fresh look at hallowed recordings, and an understanding of the multifold influences that helped shape Louis Armstrong. In so doing, he has written by far the most complete and original look at an American icon whose influence continues into its second century." -- Loren Schoenberg, artistic director, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem