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The World of Duke Ellington

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In this fascinating portrait of one of America's greatest musical legends, longtime friend and jazz historian Stanley Dance recounts the life of the incomparable Duke Ellington in Duke's own words and in the words of the artists who played along with him: longtime co-composer Billy Strayhorn, saxophonists Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster, trumpeters Cootie Williams and Clark terry, drummer Sonny Greer, vocalist Alice Babs, and organist Wild Bill Davis, among many others. There are also first-hand accounts of Ellington's world tours, performances in churches and the White House, interviews and public appearances, and a complete discography and chronology. The result is a timeless chronicle of the long and extraordinary career of a music master.

Review:

"Here's a book that really tells about Duke and his musicians, who have been an inspiration to us for years and years. It has been written by someone who knows him well, and that's good." Count Basie

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"The truest and most initmate portrait of the great Ellington that we have." Whitney Balliett

Synopsis:

A fascinating portrait of one of America's greatest composer-performers in his own words and the words of the musicians he played with.

About the Author

Eminent critic and historian of jazz Stanley Dance (1910-1999) served as book editor of Jazz Times. He was a confidante of Duke Ellington's, compiling his autobiography, Music is My Mistress. Dance's other books include The World of Swing and The World of Count Basie.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306810152
Foreword:
Ellington, Duke
Author:
Ellington, Duke
Author:
Dance, Stanley
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 69
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 14.1 oz

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Product details 328 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306810152 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Here's a book that really tells about Duke and his musicians, who have been an inspiration to us for years and years. It has been written by someone who knows him well, and that's good."
"Review" by , "The truest and most initmate portrait of the great Ellington that we have."
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A fascinating portrait of one of America's greatest composer-performers in his own words and the words of the musicians he played with.
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