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Duke Ellington's America

Author: Harvey G Cohen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few American artists in any medium have enjoyed the international and lasting cultural impact of Duke Ellington. From jazz standards to his longer, more orchestral suites, to his leadership of the stellar big band with which he toured and performed for decades after most big bands folded, Ellington represented a singular, pathbreaking force in music over the course of a half-century. At the same time, as one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey G Cohen
ISBN: 9780226112633 0226112632 9780226112640 0226112640
OCLC Number: 430736609
Description: xii, 688 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Washington/New York --
The marketing plan --
Serious listening --
Credits/exit Mills --
Swingin' --
Black, brown, and beige --
Postwar struggles --
Reinvention and nadir --
Reborn --
Money --
My people --
1963 State Department tour --
Sacred concerts --
Fighting nostalgia --
1970s state tours --
Final days.
Responsibility: Harvey G. Cohen.

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