An officially endorsed group comprising some of New Orleans’ most prolific young jazz musicians has put together a tribute album to the great Louis Armstrong.

The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars’ recording A Gift to Pops celebrates the legacy and influence of the jazz legend, 50 years after his death in 1971.

The group is comprised of first-rate New Orleans musicians including trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and trumpeter Nicholas Payton, with special guests including Wynton Marsalis and Common. The band also features tenor saxophonist Roderick Paulin, trumpeters Ashlin Parker and Wendell Brunious, pianist Courtney Bryan, banjo player Don Vappie, vocalists Niki Haris and Menia Chester. Guitarist Derwin “Big D” Perkins makes a guest cameo appearance on Black and Blue.

For A Gift to Pops, the band has reimagined music associated with Armstrong during his five-decade career, including new arrangements and performances of tunes ranging from The Peanut Vendor, which Armstrong recorded in 1930, to his late-period hit What a Wonderful World.