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Author:  Harvey G. Cohen
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0226112640
ISBN-13: 9780226112640
Sku: 220991224
Publish Date: 10/1/2011
Pages:  704
*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
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.


"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." - Paul Jablow 04/11/2010

"Cohen's in-depth examination of Ellington and civil rights is especially fascinating." - Peter Keepnews 06/06/2010

"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." - Jonathan Yardley 05/31/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0704
Product attributePublisher:   University of Chicago Press
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