Duke Ellington PDF/EPUB Ä Duke Ellington PDF/EPUB

Duke Ellington  PDF/EPUB Ä Duke Ellington  PDF/EPUB 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 s, his triumphant tours of Europe in the s, and his pioneering explosion of form and genre in the s and beyond Alongside 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

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