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Duke Ellington : a spiritual biography

Author: Janna Tull Steed
Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., 1999.
Series: Lives and legacies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington and his music have been an integral part of the American scene for most of the 20th Century. This interpretive biography offers insights into Ellington's enduring appeal, not only as a composer and piano-playing leader of a jazz orchestra, but as a cultural icon. Janna Tull Steed traces Ellington's journey from a protected childhood in Washington, D.C., through his early career as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Steed, Janna Tull.
Duke Ellington.
New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., 1999
(OCoLC)646027707
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janna Tull Steed
ISBN: 0824523512 9780824523510
OCLC Number: 42027498
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Recapitulation --
The Road Taken --
Washington Days --
Harlem and Hollywood --
Lost and Found --
Dreams and Realities --
Rebirth, Rejection, and Sweet Revenge --
Wider Horizons --
God's Messenger --
Coda.
Series Title: Lives and legacies.
Responsibility: Janna Tull Steed.

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"Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington and his music have been an integral part of the American scene for most of the 20th Century. This interpretive biography offers insights into Ellington's enduring appeal, not only as a composer and piano-playing leader of a jazz orchestra, but as a cultural icon. Janna Tull Steed traces Ellington's journey from a protected childhood in Washington, D.C., through his early career as a jazzman in Harlem nightclubs to the presentation of his music in the world's grandest cathedrals in his last years."--Jacket.

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