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Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis : a twentieth-century transnational biography

Author: Aaron E Lefkovitz
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis as distinctively global symbols of threatening and nonthreatening black masculinity. It centers them in debates over U.S. cultural exceptionalism, noting how they have been part of the definition of jazz as a jingoistic and exclusively American form of popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lefkovitz, Aaron E.
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018020696
Named Person: Louis Armstrong; Duke Ellington; Miles Davis; Louis Armstrong; Miles Davis; Duke Ellington; Louis Armstrong; Miles Davis; Duke Ellington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron E Lefkovitz
ISBN: 9781498567510 1498567517 9781498567527 1498567525
OCLC Number: 1030599650
Description: xxiv, 203 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Louis Armstrong: exuberant jazz legend and complex cultural diplomat --
Duke Ellington: elegant US jazz exceptionalist symbol and regal transnational hetero-sexual --
Miles Davis: popular musical and transnational border crosser --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Aaron Lefkovitz.

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There is no other text that isolates these three jazz giants. The author approaches the topic in a way that is informative and insightful. -- Matt Shevitz, Harold Washington College

 
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