A Life of Duke Ellington

Book - 2013
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An account of the public and private lives of the eminent jazz artist covers his slave heritage, the musical talent that inspired some 1,700 compositions, and his relationships with numerous lovers.
Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
ISBN: 9781592407491
Characteristics: 483 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Life of Duke Ellington


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Vincent T Lombardo Nov 18, 2014

Well written and informative.

BCD2013 May 06, 2014

Recounts the public and private lives of the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century.

ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2013

"Jazz performer, composer, and band leader Duke Ellington was a complex, talented man who also displayed personal weaknesses. Focusing on his prodigious volume of compositions and his skill as an orchestra director, Teachout also provides details about Ellington's tumultuous personal life and his relationships with collaborators." Biography and Memoir December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=712601


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