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“Cornet Chop Suey”, like many of the recordings made in February , is astonishing in showing the first fruits of Armstrong’s genius. Indeed, it’s this track where Louis first develops his mastery of timing and rhythm in his soloing – his first solo is mesmeric, full of stops and starts and syncopations, almost as if Armstrong is inventing Be-Bop twenty years before it occurred.