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The Duke Ellington reader

Author: Mark Tucker; Duke Ellington
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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A collection of writings by and about Duke Ellington and his place in jazz history.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Critique et interprétation
Biographies
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Duke Ellington reader.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)654316405
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Tucker; Duke Ellington
ISBN: 0195054105 9780195054101 0195054105 9780195054101 0195093917 9780195093919
OCLC Number: 26801506
Description: xxi, 536 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Early years (1899-1927). 1. Ellington on Washington, D. C. (1973). 2. The Washingtonians : first New York review (1923). 3. Reviews from the Kentucky Club (1925). 4. The Washingtonians "Set New England dance crazy" (1927) --
II. Cotton Club bandleader (1927-1932). 5. First Cotton Club review (1927). 6. R. D. Darrell : criticism in the Phonograph monthly review (1927-1931). 7. Abbe Niles on Ellington (1929). 8. Two early interviews (1930) : Janet Mabie in the Christian science monitor, Florence Zunser in the New York evening graphic. 9. Ellington's first article : "The Duke steps out" (1931). 10. The Ellington Orchestra in Cleveland (1931). 11. Ellington crowned "King of Jazz" by the Pittsburgh courier (1931). 12. A landmark in Ellington criticism : R. D. Darrell's "Black beauty" (1932) --
III. First trip abroad (1933). 13. Spike Hughes : impressions of Ellington in New York (1933). 14. Spike Hughes : "Meet the Duke!" (1933). 15. Ellington at the Palladium (1933). 16. On the air in London (1933). 17. Ellington defends his music (1933). 18. Hugues Panassie : "Duke Ellington at the Salle Pleyel" (1946). 19. Ellington : "My hunt for song titles" (1933) --
IV. Into the Swing Era (1933-1942). 20. Wilder Hobson : "Introducing Duke Ellington" (1933). 21. The "secret" of the Ellington Orchestra (1933). 22. Warren W. Scholl : Profile of Ellington in the Music lovers' guide (1934). 23. Roger Pryor Dodge on Black and tan fantasy, from "Harpsichords and jazz trumpets" (1934). 24. Constant Lambert on Ellington (1934). 25. Ellington's response to Lambert (1935). 26. Ellington on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and a response from the Office of Irving Mills (1935/1936). 27. John Hammond: "The tragedy of Duke Ellington" (1935). 28. Enzo Archetti : "In defense of Ellington and his 'Reminiscing in tempo'" (1936). 29. Helen Oakley (Dance) : The Ellington Orchestra at the Apollo (1936). 30. R. D. Darrell : Ellington in an encyclopedia (1936). 31. "Ellington refutes cry that swing started sex crimes!" (1937). 32. Aaron Copland on Ellington (1938). 33. Ellington : "From where I lie" (1938). 34. Ellington in Down beat : on swing and its critics (1939). 35. The parting of Ellington and Irving Mills (1939). 36. Wilder Hobson on Ellington, from Jazzmen (1939). 37. A celebrity interview (1941). 38. Ellington : "We, too, sing 'America'" (1941). 39. Interview in Los Angeles : on Jump for joy, opera, and dissonance as a "way of life" (1941) --
V. Black, brown and beige (1943). 40. Previews of the first Carnegie Hall concert (1943) : Helen Oakley (Dance) in Down beat, Howard Taubman in the New York times magazine. 41. Program for the first Carnegie Hall concert (23 January 1943). 42. Two reviews (1943) : Paul Bowles in the New York herald-tribune, Mike Levin in Down beat. 43. The debate in jazz (1943) : John Hammond : "Is the Duke deserting jazz?", Leonard Feather : Leonard Feather rebuts Hammond, Bob Thiele : "The case of jazz music." 44. Black, brown and beige in a list of "classical records" (1946). 45. Robert D. Crowley : "Black, brown, and beige after 16 years" (1959). 46. Brian Priestley and Alan Cohen : "Black, brown & beige" (1974-1975) --
VI. The Hot Bach (1943-1949). 47. Ellington's "Defense of jazz" (1943/1944). 48. Carnegie revisited (1943/1944). 49. Richard O. Boyer : "The Hot Bach" (1944). 50. Ellington : "Certainly it's music!" (1944). 51. Ellington: "Swing is my beat!" (1944). 52. An Ellington solo piano transcription in Down beat (1944). 53. "Why Duke Ellington avoided music schools" (1945). 54. "Interpretations in jazz : a conference with Duke Ellington" (1947). 55. Alec Wilder on Ellington (1948) --
VII. The Fifties. 56. Ellington's Silver Jubilee in Down beat (1952), Ellington on career highlights, Lists of favorites, Billy Strayhorn : "The Ellington effect", Ned Williams on "Early Ellingtonia", Irving Mills : "I split with Duke when music began sidetracking" 57. André Hodeir : "A masterpiece : Concerto for cootie" (1954). 58. An African view of Ellington (1955). 59. George Avakian : Ellington at Newport (1956). 60. Ellington : "The race for space" (ca. late 1957). 61. André Hodeir : "Why did Ellington "remake" his masterpiece?" (1958). 62. Selections from the Jazz review (1959) : MImi Clar : "The style of Duke Ellington", Quincy JOnes on Newport 1958, Max Harrison on Anatomy of a murder --
VIII. The late years (1960-1974). 63. Irving Townsend : "When Duke records" (1960). 64. Ellington : "Where is jazz going?" (1962). 65. Pete Welding : "On the road with the Duke Ellington Orchestra" (1962). 66. Ellington with Stanley Dance : "The art is in the cooking" (1962). 67. Ellington on the air in Vancouver (1962). 68. Eddie Lambert : "Duke Ellington, 1963" (1963). 69. A.J. Bishop : Duke's Creole rhapsody" (1963). 70. Dan Morgenstern on the Ellington Era (1963). 71. A.J. Bishop : "'Reminiscing in tempo' : a landmark in jazz composition" (1964). 72. Ellington : "Reminiscing in tempo" (1964). 73. Nat Hentoff : "This cat needs no Pulitzer Prize" (1965). 74. Ellington : "The most essential instrument" (1965). 75. Ellington : Program note for "A concert of sacred music" (1965). 76. Rex Stewart at a recording session for the first sacred concert (1966). 77. Gary Giddins on the sacred concerts (1975). 78. Garry Giddins on The Afro-Eurasian eclipse (1976). 79. Stanley Dance : "The funeral address" (1974) --
IX. Selected commentary and criticism (1964-1993). 80. Max Harrison : "Some reflections on Ellington's longer works" (1964, revised 1991). 81. Ralph Ellison : "Homage to Duke Ellington on his birthday" (1969). 82. Martin Williams : "Form beyond form" (1970, revised 1983, 1992). 83. Albert Murray : from The hero and the blues (1973). 84. Gunther Schuller : "Ellington in the pantheon" (1974). 85. Gunther Schuller : "The case for Ellington's music as living repertory" (1974). 86. Lawrence Gushee : 'Duke Ellington 1940" (1978). 87. Stanley Crouch on Such sweet thunder, Suite Thursday, and Anatomy of a murder (1988) --
X. Ellingtonians. 88. Helen Oakley (Dance) : "Impressions of Johnny Hodges" (1936). 89. "The Duke Ellingtons, Cotton Clubbers en masse" (1937). 90. Roger Pryor Dodge on Bubber Miley (1940). 91. Ivie Anderson (1942). 92. Reactions of a newcomer : Al Sears interviewed by George T. Simon (1944). 93. Inez M. Cavanaugh : three interviews : Otto Hardwick, "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Rex Stewart (1945). 94. Double play : Harry Carney and Johnny Hodges interviewed by Don DeMichael (1962). 95. Rex Stewart : "Illustrious Barney Bigard" (1966). 96. Guitarist Freddy Guy interviewed by John McDonough (1969). 97. Sonny Greer interviewed by Whitney Balliett (1974). 98. Gary Giddins on Paul Gonsalves (1985). 99. Stanley Crouch on Ben Webster (1986). 100. Billy Strayhorn interviewed by Bill Coss (1962). 101. Ellington : "Eulogy for Swee' Pea" (1967) --
Topical index of selections --
General index.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Tucker.
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