The World Of Duke Ellington by Stanley DanceThe World Of Duke Ellington by Stanley Dance

The World Of Duke Ellington

byStanley Dance, Duke Ellington

Paperback | December 28, 2000

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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
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.
Title:The World Of Duke EllingtonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.77 inPublished:December 28, 2000Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306810158

ISBN - 13:9780306810152

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Ellingtonia Stanley Dance was one of the great chroniclers of jazz music and of Duke Ellington in particular. This is an essential book of Ellingtonia, giving voice to Duke and his band.
Date published: 2017-03-02