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by Edward Kennedy Ellington,Duke Ellington

Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo and Art
Author: Edward Kennedy Ellington,Duke Ellington
ISBN: 0385022352
ISBN13: 978-0385022354
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.; 1st edition (November 1, 1973)
Pages: 522
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Duke Ellington wrote down a few paragraphs about 100 or so people he met along the way. For example, you might get a whole page describing Johnny Hodge's personality and one interesting story about him. Think of the book as something you read in the "john

Duke Ellington wrote down a few paragraphs about 100 or so people he met along the way. Think of the book as something you read in the "john. It didn't meet my expectations because I was hoping for a story. 2 people found this helpful.

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than six decades. Born in Washington, . Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe

This is the story of Duke Ellington-the story of Jazz itself. Told in his own way, in his own words, a symphony written by the King of Jazz. His story spans and defines a half-century of modern music

This is the story of Duke Ellington-the story of Jazz itself. His story spans and defines a half-century of modern music. This man who created over 1500 compositions was as much at home in Harlem's Cotton Club in the ‘20s as he was at a White House birthday celebration in his honor in the ‘60s.

Various Artists, Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington.

Дюк Эллингтон – тема. Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing. Duke Ellington, "Take the A Train".

Duke Ellington’s most popular book is Music is My Mistress.

Music Is My Mistress. Duke Ellington: ‘Music Like a Big Hot Pot of Good Gumbo’. New York: Doubleday, 1973; reprint, New York: Da Capo, 1976. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

The celebrated musician and entertainer discusses his life and travels and presents profiles of personalities he has come to know as friends
Comments to eBook Duke Ellington: Music Is My Mistress
HeonIc
Duke Ellington wrote down a few paragraphs about 100 or so people he met along the way. For example, you might get a whole page describing Johnny Hodge's personality and one interesting story about him. Think of the book as something you read in the "john." There are just a series of short articles you can read in almost any order and don't have to worry too much about what page you left off at. What he has to say is interesting and written intelligently. It didn't meet my expectations because I was hoping for a story.
Reggy
Duke tells us about his life, music and friends in one of the best autobiographies I have ever read. As a gentleman that he was he talks about most of the performers of the age pointing out their qualities. Besides being the great artist he is known for he was also an entrepreneur and a true leader of men... A great candidate for a TED talk!
Fordrelis
interesting book, slow and cumbersome to read.
Yanki
Pictures, stories, back stories, musical notations, it's all here in the Duke's voice. Still the coolest, superbly talented, charismatic
man ever.
Steel_Blade
This book was a gift for a die hard jazz enthusiast. He is halfway thru the book already and love,loves,loves it. The condition of the book was just as described and the price was perfect. Denise Wilson
Gaeuney
I am a Professor of Jazz at a Community College and I highly recommend this treasure of a book about America's best composer.
Small Black
I had this book once before and gave it away. I kept remembering Ellington's coments about people he had wurked with and known and I wanted to keep this.
Classic. If you consider the classic elegance of Edward Kennedy Ellington, it should come as no surprise that his prose is as lyrical and poetic as his music. This is a wonderful collection of writings. It is in effect an arrangement of essays and short pieces written with what I suspect is love about the love of his life-jazz, or music itself, if you will. The book contains many short pieces-impressionistic sketches and characters of persons that Duke Ellington knew-musicians, friends, acquaintances, public figures. But it also has a variety of essays-longer subjects interwoven with themes and counterpoint. Ellington's is exquisitely musical prose-again, not to be surprised. The organization is chronological, narrative, more or less. Duke organizes with autobiographical passages followed by short portraits-Dramatis Felidae-that demonstrate the concreteness through brief descriptions of the persons that he knew with anecdotes that define them. The book covers a life filled with friends and experience. The variety is tremendous, and the life and the career are masterpieces. The themes and subjects are multifaceted. This is Duke Ellington's poetic literary suite posing as prose, and it should not be missed. Really-it's great poetry and a terrific compendium of jazz history and experience.
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