Duke Ellington's America (Paperback)

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*Author: Cohen, Harvey G. *Publication Date: 2011/10/15 *Number of Pages: 688 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25


Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226112640
SKU 220991224
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226112640
Release Date 10/1/2011
"Harvey Cohen, a faculty member at King's College in London, provides many intimate glimpses of Ellington's life and times in an informative...account of his career."
"Cohen's in-depth examination of Ellington and civil rights is especially fascinating."
"All of this lends powerful support to his view that Ellington's high stature derives not just from the music he composed and played but from the remarkable life, both private and public, that he led....These are the central themes of Cohen's study, and the case he makes for them is both strong and persuasive."
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Annotation One of the most prolific, long-working, and influential American musical figures of the 20th century, Duke Ellington casts a long and strong shadow. He composed hundreds of songs and compositions which have become classics, and in his role of bandleader he left deep imprints on many important instrumentalists and creative musicians. With extensive archival research and detailed interviews, Harvey G. Cohen addresses Ellington's legacy, musically and beyond. Taking both an explicitly historical perspective as well as a more sociological one, he investigates Ellington's position as a leader within the black community and the political and cultural ramifications of this artist's life and work in realms outside of the musical community, where his importance is unquestionable.
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Number of Pages 0704
Publisher University of Chicago Press

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