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One of the twentieth century's greatest composers, Duke Ellington (1899–1974) led a fascinating life. Beyond Category, the first biography to draw on the vast Duke Ellington archives at the Smithsonian Institution, recounts his remarkable career: his childhood in Washington, D.C., and his musical apprenticeship in Harlem; his long engagement at the Cotton Club; the challenging years of the depression; his tours to Europe and into America's deep South, where he helped lower racial barriers; the postwar years when television and bebop threatened to eclipse the big bands; Ellington's own triumphant comeback at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival; his collaborations with Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, and Ella Fitzgerald; as well as five decades of hits and masterpieces that constantly broke new ground.The art of Duke Ellington was a musical expression of the African-American experience, in all its pain, pride, and glory. He composed his music as he composed his life—with flair, passion, and individuality—and no book reveals the man and his artistic evolution more brilliantly than Beyond Category.

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"One of the twentieth century's greatest composers, Duke Ellington (1899–1974) led a fascinating life. Beyond Category, the first biography to draw on the vast Duke Ellington archives at the Smithsonia"

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Unlike other great bandleaders, Ellington personally created nearly all the music played by his orchestra. Using family papers, sheet music, and original recordings, Hasse provides a complete portrait of Ellington's great achievements. 119 photos. Tie-in with the October 1993 Duke Ellington Photographic Exhibition at the Museum of New York.

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Includes discography (p. [455]), filmography (p. [456]-459), bibliographical references (p. [460]-466) and index.

About the Author

Music historian, musician, award-winning author and record producer, John Edward Hasse has served as curator of American music at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the editor of Ragtime: Its History, Composers and Music, and coeditor of Discourse in Ethnomusicology.

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ISBN:
9780306806148
Foreword:
Marsalis, Wynton
Author:
Marsalis, Wynton
Author:
Hasse, John Edward
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Ellington, duke, 1899-1974
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Ellington, Duke
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
211
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.9 oz

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"One of the twentieth century's greatest composers, Duke Ellington (1899–1974) led a fascinating life. Beyond Category, the first biography to draw on the vast Duke Ellington archives at the Smithsonia"
"Synopsis" by , Unlike other great bandleaders, Ellington personally created nearly all the music played by his orchestra. Using family papers, sheet music, and original recordings, Hasse provides a complete portrait of Ellington's great achievements. 119 photos. Tie-in with the October 1993 Duke Ellington Photographic Exhibition at the Museum of New York.
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