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Sweet man, the real Duke Ellington

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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.,
    • Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementDon George.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsML410.E44 G4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination272 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages272
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4262707M
      ISBN 100399126600
      LC Control Number81008490

      The Count Meets the Duke This rich body of Sweet man, written over nearly 50 years, includes enduring songs, instrumental tone parallels, jazz concertos, extended suites, ballet music, film music, sacred music. His income as a songwriter ultimately subsidized it. And George's repetitious appreciations of Duke's much-documented personality are rarely illuminating, frequently verbose or fatuous: ""He lived where the roses lived, where rainbows were born. He was, it seems, already drafting his new book in his mind.

      With familiarity, though, it becomes clear that Ellington and Strayhorn both worked in the real Duke Ellington book systematic way that allowed [the copyist] to extract parts from a score set out on four or five staves. When Hodges reclaimed his lead chair in the reed section, he heard unfamiliar voices all around him. Pub Date: Oct. The original LP, consisting of all but the last three tunes, was released as Ellington and Hodges Play the Blues Back to Back, and it won accolades for its rare amalgam of urbane but earthy playing. The settlement of the first recording ban of —43leading to an increase in royalties paid to musicians, had a serious effect on the financial viability of the big bands, including Ellington's Orchestra.

      Time did not mellow him. Teachout ; S. George is best in first-hand reminiscences of his early s days with Duke: he simply talked his way into Duke's Capitol The real Duke Ellington book dressing room and sat there, ignored, for days while Duke ate, dressed, napped. And George was soon a regular chum: he helped philandering Duke to fool his wife ""Don, we can't permit anything to interfere with man's inalienable right to have a little pussy on the side"" ; he shared in some mini-orgies ""This is no orgy, man. Duke Ellington's original member bandDuke Ellington's original member band included such musicians as cornetist Rex Stewart, trombonist Lawrence Brown, baritone saxophonist Harry Carney, and alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges. His musical suite Black, Brown and Beigea portrayal of African-American history, was the first in a series of suites he composed, usually consisting of pieces linked by subject matter.


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Sweet man, the real Duke Ellington by Don George Download PDF Ebook

He wore show-stopping ensembles when he performed — but with a twist: Beneath it all he wore the real Duke Ellington book corset, a useful tool for a performer whose appetite for food was as gargantuan as his appetite for sex. Three months before graduating Sweet man dropped out of Armstrong Manual Training School, where he was studying commercial art.

Like Haydn and MozartEllington conducted his orchestra from the piano — he always played the keyboard parts when the Sacred Concerts were performed. The downside of their popularity is that the two original blues sessions have never been collated and presented as Sweet man entity, but the upside, much more important, is that these recordings have reminded thousands of jazz listeners for over 40 years about the small-band genius of Johnny Hodges.

Teachout ; S. A chastened Hodges would surely have been useless. He was, it seems, already drafting his new book in his mind. In he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He argues that we need to view Ellington not strictly as a "composer," but more importantly as an "improvising jazz musician.

Terminal illness forced him to leave by late after only about two years. With the additional guidance of Washington pianist and band leader Oliver "Doc" Perry, Ellington learned to read sheet musicproject a professional style, and improve his technique. This rich body of music, written over nearly 50 years, includes enduring songs, instrumental tone parallels, jazz concertos, extended suites, ballet music, film music, sacred music.

The grandson of poor Jewish immigrants, he grew up just outside New York City, in a family that was brainy and liberal and also devout. He gets a generous allotment of the three-minute limit.

He signed to Frank Sinatra 's new Reprise labelbut the association with the label was short-lived. Pablo 2 CD. It is an essential companion for Ellington enthusiasts, jazz fans, and serious students of American music.

Sweet Man, The Real Duke Ellington

Ellington showed great fondness for Strayhorn and never failed to Sweet man glowingly of the man and their collaborative working relationship, "my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, my brain waves in his head, and his in mine".

That year, Ellington and his Orchestra connected with a whole different audience in a concert with Maurice Chevalier and they also performed at the Roseland Ballroom"America's foremost ballroom". He felt charged with speaking for his race.

Also during his time in Europe, Ellington would compose the music for a stage production by Orson Welles. The writing and playing of music is a matter of intentDuke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington), –, American Sweet man musician and composer, b.

Washington, D.C. Ellington made the real Duke Ellington book first professional appearance as a jazz pianist in By he had formed a band, and after appearances in nightclubs in Harlem he became one of the most famous figures in American jazz.

Everything was designed to set off “Black, Brown and Beige,” a three-movement composition, some forty-five minutes long, that had been advertised as “Duke Ellington’s first symphony” and Author: Claudia Roth Pierpont.

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