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Armand Hug

Armand Hug - pianist

There is something special about a piano bar. First, as music historian Jack Stewart notes, the piano really gets the patron’s attention. “The piano is the entertainment ” they turn off the television.”

New Orleans has always been a good town for piano bars, the piano entertainers of the past left their mark on New Orleans memories.

Piano entertainers past and present all provide different takes on entertaining as a single. One of the best-known jazz pianists of the past was Armand Hug. Even Hug’s 1977 funeral was “a quiet kind of thing,” according to his sister-in-law Lee Baker. “That’s the way his music was. He’d play all kinds of things, but he always played them quiet.”

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Albums

Memories Of Old New Orleans
Memories Of Old New...
Swaggie
2009
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Little Rock Getaway
Le Chant Du Monde
1951
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Kansas City Stomps /...
Le Chant Du Monde
1950
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