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Duke Ellington, Jazz Composer

Author : Ken Rattenbury
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1990-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0300055072

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Duke Ellington, Jazz Composer by Ken Rattenbury Pdf

American composer, pianist and orchestra leader Duke Ellington was the first genuine jazz composer of truly international status. In this book Ken Rattenbury offers a thorough musical analysis of Ellington's works, assessing the extent to which Ellington drew on the black music traditions of blues and ragtime and the music of Tin Pan Alley, and examining how he integrated black folk music practices with elements of European art music. Rattenbury investigate's Ellington's methods of composition, focusing on works written, performed and recorded between 1939 and 1941, years that witnessed the full flowering of Ellington's genius. He also discusses the criteria Ellington used to select his musicians.

Duke Ellington

Author : Steven Brower,Mercedes Ellington
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 229 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2016-03-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780847848133

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Duke Ellington by Steven Brower,Mercedes Ellington Pdf

Beautifully illustrated and unparalleled in scope, this is an elegant visual celebration befitting the life and work of the "prince of the piano." Duke Ellington was the undisputed father of the American songbook. A prolific writer and consummate performer, Ellington was the author of such standards as "Solitude," "Prelude to a Kiss," and "It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing)." With a career that spanned five decades, he is one of the defining composers of the Jazz Age. With unprecedented access to the Ellington family archives, this long overdue book illuminates the life and work of an icon of twentieth-century music from his humble beginnings to his long-lasting success. Every stage of Ellington’s career is brought to life, from sepia photographs of his early days in Washington, DC, to colorful playbills from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, his triumphant tours of Europe in the 1930s, and his pioneering explosion of form and genre in the 1940s and beyond. Alongside more than two hundred stunning images, contributions from peers such as Dave Brubeck, Cornel West, Quincy Jones, and Tony Bennett shed light on Ellington’s musical legacy, while the voice of his granddaughter Mercedes reveals the character behind the charisma, and the man behind the piano.

Duke Ellington Studies

Author : John Howland
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 333 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2017-05-11
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780521764049

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Duke Ellington Studies by John Howland Pdf

This book surveys the breadth, richness, and meaning of Duke Ellington's celebrated career, examining his impact on jazz music and its surrounding culture.


Author : Terry Teachout
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2013-10-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780698138582

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Duke by Terry Teachout Pdf

A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world’s most famous musicians, a showman of incomparable suavity who was as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his style. He wrote some fifteen hundred compositions, many of which, like “Mood Indigo” and “Sophisticated Lady,” remain beloved standards, and he sought inspiration in an endless string of transient lovers, concealing his inner self behind a smiling mask of flowery language and ironic charm. As the biographer of Louis Armstrong, Terry Teachout is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the public and private lives of Duke Ellington. A semi-finalist for the National Book Award, Duke peels away countless layers of Ellington’s evasion and public deception to tell the unvarnished truth about the creative genius who inspired Miles Davis to say, “All the musicians should get together one certain day and get down on their knees and thank Duke.”

Duke Ellington

Author : Judy Monroe
Publisher : Capstone
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0736837418

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Duke Ellington by Judy Monroe Pdf

Provides an introduction to the life and biography of African American musician Duke Ellington, who influenced jazz and popular music.

Duke Ellington

Author : Duke Ellington,Brent Edstrom
Publisher : Hal Leonard
Page : 146 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2009-03-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781476876085

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Duke Ellington by Duke Ellington,Brent Edstrom Pdf

(Piano Solo Songbook). Exciting solo piano arrangements with chord names of 23 beloved Duke Ellington songs, including: C-Jam Blues * Caravan * Come Sunday * Dancers in Love * Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good * I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart * I'm Beginning to See the Light * I'm Just a Lucky So and So * In a Mellow Tone * In a Sentimental Mood * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) * Love You Madly * Mood Indigo * Perdido * Prelude to a Kiss * Satin Doll * Solitude * Sophisticated Lady * Take the "A" Train * Things Ain't What They Used to Be.

The Life of Duke Ellington

Author : Wendie C. Old
Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2014-09
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780766061293

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The Life of Duke Ellington by Wendie C. Old Pdf

Duke Ellington's brilliance as a jazz composer; bandleader; and pianist has never been equaled. The winner of eleven Grammy Awards, Duke Ellington, achieved success in New York's Cotton Club, wrote musical scores for stage plays, movies, and even composed his own short opera. This book offers a fascinating look at the life and career of a music legend. To allow republication of the original text into ebooks, paperback, and trade editions, this book is developed from DUKE ELLINGTON: GIANT OF JAZZ.

The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington

Author : Edward Green,Evan Spring
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 317 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780521881197

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The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington by Edward Green,Evan Spring Pdf

This comprehensive and accessible Companion is the first collection of essays to provide an in-depth overview of Ellington's career.

Duke Ellington as Pianist

Author : Matthew J. Cooper
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Jazz
ISBN : 1881913619

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Duke Ellington as Pianist by Matthew J. Cooper Pdf

This volume represents the first book-length study devoted exclusively to Duke Ellington as pianist. As such, it should be regarded as a substantial contribution to the Ellington scholarship for the very reason that the piano was central to the Duke’s achievements as a musician. He composed at the keyboard; he improvised at the keyboard; he led his musicians from the keyboard; and he—as the leading member of the rhythm section—delivered the fundamental energy of his creations on the keyboard. In his consideration of both representative and landmark recorded performances, Professor Cooper reports the views of a host of authorities and provides original commentary. He identifies three practices in Ellington’s piano work: an early foundational stride style, a style typical of his swing maturity, and an atypical, post-bop / modern style. What might be understood as rather fascinating is that Dr. Cooper argues that all three “existed side by side from the 1940s (or perhaps earlier) until the end of his career.” The author’s conclusions are supported by copious transcriptions.

Duke Ellington

Author : Stephanie Stein Crease
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Page : 162 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781556527241

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Duke Ellington by Stephanie Stein Crease Pdf

Duke Ellington, one of the most influential figures in American music, comes alive in this comprehensive biography with engaging activities. Ellington was an accomplished and influential jazz pianist, composer, band leader, and cultural diplomat. Activities include creating a ragtime rhythm, making a washtub bass, writing song lyrics, thinking like an arranger, and learning to dance the Lindy Hop. It explores Ellington's life and career along with many topics related to African American history, including the Harlem Renaissance. Kids will learn about the musical evolution of jazz that coincided with Ellington's long life from ragtime through the big band era on up to the 1970s. Kids learn how music technology has changed over the years from piano rolls to record albums through CDs, television, and portable music devices. The extensive resources include a time line, glossary, list of Ellington's greatest recordings, related books, Web sites, and DVDs for further study.

Duke Ellington

Author : James Lincoln Collier
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Page : 380 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0195059166

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Duke Ellington by James Lincoln Collier Pdf

Traces the life of the internationally acclaimed musician and composer who helped popularize jazz.

Music Is My Mistress

Author : Duke Ellington
Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Page : 544 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1976-02-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015009606529

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Music Is My Mistress by Duke Ellington Pdf

Not a chronological autobiography, but an organized set of eight acts, each of which is driven by entertaining annecdotes about the many people who colored the life of this jazz great. Lists more than 1,500 of Ellington's compositions.

Duke Ellington and His World

Author : A. H. Lawrence
Publisher : Psychology Press
Page : 552 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 041593012X

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Duke Ellington and His World by A. H. Lawrence Pdf

Born the grandson of slaves, Ellington earned worldwide fame and praise from musicians of every musical background, becoming a spokesperson not only for his music but also for his people."--BOOK JACKET.

Duke Ellington

Author : Gene Brown
Publisher : Blackbirch Press, Incorporated
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1567115055

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Duke Ellington by Gene Brown Pdf

A biography of the renowned pianist, composer, and band leader who, in his more than fifty-year career, left a deep impression on jazz and popular music.

The Duke Ellington Reader

Author : Mark Tucker
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 564 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0195093917

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The Duke Ellington Reader by Mark Tucker Pdf

A collection of writings by and about Duke Ellington and his place in jazz history.