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World of Duke Ellington

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ISBN-10: 0306810158

ISBN-13: 9780306810152

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Stanley Dance, Duke Ellington

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Stanley Dance has rightly been called Duke Ellington's Baswell by New Yorker jazz critic Whitney Balliett. The World of Duke Ellington was his first chronicle of the life and incomparable art of Duke in the words of the musicians he worked with: co-composer Billy Strayhorn; saxists Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster and Harry Carney; clarinetist Barney Bigard; drummer Sonny Greer, trumpeters Cootie Williams, Clark Terry and Mercer Ellington; and, of course, the Duke himself. There are also first-hand reports of Ellington's world tours, performances in churches and the White House, and a complete discography and chronology. The resultis a fascinating composite portrait of perhaps our greatest American composer-performer and an account of his long, extraordinarily creative career. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The Maestro
The Art Is in the Cooking
It's Really a Twisting World
Orientations
Press Conference, Calcutta
The Aides-De-Camp
Billy Strayhorn
Mercer Ellington
Thomas L. Whaley
The Musicians
Toby Hardwick [alto saxophone]
Sonny Greer [drums]
Harry Carney [baritone saxophone and clarinets]
Barney Bigard [clarinet]
Johnny Hodges [alto saxophone]
Cootie Williams [trumpet]
Juan Tizol [valve trombone]
Lawrence Brown [trombone]
Ben Webster [tenor saxophone]
Ray Nance [cornet and violin]
Jimmy Hamilton [clarinet and tenor saxophone]
Cat Anderson [trumpet]
Russell Procope [alto saxophone and clarinet]
Shorty Baker [trumpet]
Paul Gonsalves [tenor saxophone]
Willie Cook [trumpet]
Clark Terry [trumpet and flugelhorn]
Sam Woodyard [drums]
Mitchell "Booty" Wood [trombone]
Aaron Bell [bass]
Buster Cooper [trombone]
Jimmy Jones [piano]
Jeff Castleman [bass]
Alice Babs [vocal]
Harold Ashby [tenor saxophone and clarinet]
Wild Bill Davis [organ]
Events and Occasions
Festival: Preparation and Aftermath
The Ecumenical Ellington
In Latin America
At the White House
Discography, Chronology, Index
Duke Ellington's Recordings
Duke Ellington: A Brief Chronology
Index