Biography of an internationally acclaimed jazz musician who as a young man was torn between a career in art and music.
|Statement||Illustrated by Paul Frame.|
|Contributions||Frame, Paul, 1913- illus.|
|LC Classifications||ML3930.E44 M6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||96|
|LC Control Number||70179401|
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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Paperback – Picture Book, January 1, by Andrea Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) out of Reviews: A major figure in the history of jazz music, Duke Ellington's career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary Born: Duke Ellington, American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and bandleader of his time. One of the originators of big-band jazz, Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores, and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (Ap – ) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from until his death over a career spanning more than six decades.. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mids onward and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in.
The book is divided into 10 sections: ''The 'King' of Swing - Benny Goodman,'' ''Duke Ellington: Master Composer,'' ''Louis Armstrong,'' ''The Quintessence of Swing,'' ''The Great Black Bands. This is a landmark volume in jazz criticism, a kaleidoscopic portrait of Duke Ellington's creative world, documenting his extraordinary achievements as composer, songwriter, bandleader, and. The King of All, Sir Duke Ellington and the Artistic Revolution (Hardcover). This book was the worst book that I have ever read. Honestly I fell asleep while I was reading it. It was really boring and I wouldn't read it. The book is about Duke Ellington and his life as a musician. It actually sounds like he plays good music. He has singers, strings and much more. He eventually played in New York in stead of Washington D.C.5/5(1).