World of Duke Ellington by Stanley Dance
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World of Duke Ellington
By Stanley Dance

The World of Duke Ellington

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World of Duke Ellington by Stanley Dance

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"The ultimate in art is self-expression, not escape."-Duke Ellington 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 his 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."The truest and most intimate portrait of the great Ellington that we have."-Whitney Balliett

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306810152
ISBN-10: 0306810158
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x 20mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stanley Dance

Stanley Dance (1910--1999) was the author of The World of Duke Ellington, The World of Earl Hines, The World of Swing and editor of Jazz Era: The Forties, all published by Da Capo Press. He was a regular contributor to Jazz Times and other publications.

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