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#A Whole Page Describing #whole page describing Hodge s personality and one interesting story about him Think of the book whole page describing Johnny Hodge s personality and one interesting story about him Think of the book something you read in the john There are just a series of short articles you can read in almost any order and don t have to worry too much about what page you eft off at What he has to say is interesting and written intelligently It didn t meet my expectations because I was hoping for a story Pictures stories back stories MUSICAL NOTATIONS IT S ALL HERE IN THE DUKE notations it s all here in the Duke voice Still the coolest superbly talented charismaticman ever He must have had a powerful team working the records because I could not do this unaided with my own biography Well written A ghold mine of info. Overs have come and gone but only my mistress stays he says He composed not only songs that all the world has sung but also suites sacred works music for stage and screen and symphonies This rich book the embodiment of the The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School life and works of the Duke is replete with appendicesisting singers arrangers yricists and the symphony orchestras with whom the Duke played There is a book to own and cherish by all who ove Jazz and the contributions made to it by the Duke. Ived
#on time some pages ungluedthe editon thnk is not very strongbut i glued them Received this #time some pages ungluedthe editon thnk is not very strongbut i glued them Received this within a good time This is an old ibrary hardback copy I The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense love hardback and oldibrary books It is used but not worn the pages are old but in excellent condition I would refer this vendor A great biography by a master musician who was a great representative of the USA though out the worldgreat book This book was a gift for a die hard jazz enthusiast He is halfway thru the book already and ovelovesloves it The condition of the book was just as described and the Price Was Perfect Denise Wilson Brilliant Duke was perfect Denise Wilson brilliant Duke wrote down a few paragraphs about 100 or so people he met along the way For ex. Passionate about his music and the people who made music he counted as his friends hundreds of the musicians who changed the face of music throughout the world Bechet Basie Armstrong Lena Horne Ella Fitzgerald Sinatra to name a few of them Here are 100 photographs to give us an intimate view of Dukes worldhis family his friends his associatesWhat emerges most strongly in his commitment to music the mistress for whom he saves the fullest intensity of his passion Ellington knew so many people in the Jazz Community Over A Long Career And community over a ong career and about many of them The book has its omissions so I was glad to read another biography as wellThis was a used ibrary copy in very good condition I was pleased Duke tells us about his ife music and friends in one of the best autobiographies "I have ever read As a gentleman that he was he talks about most of the performers of the age "have ever read As a gentleman that he was he talks about most of the performers of the age out their ualities Besides being the great artist he is known for he was also an entrepreneur and a true eader of men A great candidate for a TED talk I am a Professor of Jazz at a Community College and I highly recommend this treasure of a book about America s best composer arr. Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one This is the story of Duke Ellingtonthe story of Jazz itself Told in his own way in his own words a symphony written by the King of Jazz His story spans and defines a half century of modern musicThis man who created over 1500 compositions was as much at home in Harlems Cotton Club in the 20s as he was at
*a white house *White House celebration in his honor in the 60s For Duke knew everyone and savored them all.