Duke Ellington: A Listener's Guide

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Scarecrow Press, 1999 - Music - 374 pages
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Provides jazz scholars, specialists, and both novice and experienced listeners with a detailed, critical commentary on this jazz master's recordings from 1924 to 1974. The guide begins with a brief overview of the artist and the complexity and unending creativity of his music. The chapters follow the chronological sequence covering identifiable stages in output and list essential Ellingtonia. The appendixes include a bibliography, a comprehensive discography listing both LPs and CDs, a list of useful addresses, and a list of Ellington musicians and the date of their membership in the band.

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Duke Ellington and the Phonograph Record
The Records 1924 to April 1927
In the Beginning

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\This book was the last work of Eddie Lambert one of the world's foremost Ellington experts, who died in 1987. Planned as his definitive contribution to Ellington studies, it now stands as a tribute to a fine scholar. Over a 30-year writing career, Eddie had written numerous articles for periodicals such as Jazz Monthly, Jazz and Blues, Coda, and Jazz Journal.

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