The World of Duke Ellington

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Da Capo Press, 1981 - African American band directors - 311 pages
A fascinating portrait of one of America's greatest composer-performers in his own words and the words of the musicians he played with.

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Captures Duke before he was made of marble. And fairly well. Just a facet of the complex gem that was Ellington, but interesting nonetheless. Read full review


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Dance was an eminent critic and historian of jazz. He served as book editor of JazzTimes. He was a student of Ellington's music, his co-writer, and a close friend of the late 1920s until Duke's death in 1974.

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