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King of All, Sir Duke: Ellington and the Artistic Revolution
King of All, Sir Duke: Ellington and the Artistic

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By Peter Lavezzoli (au)
Year: 2001
Pages: 207
Binding Hardcover (no d.j.)
ISBN 0-8264-1328-5

Product Code: 1422353621

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was one of the greatest musicians in history. Everything Duke did, he did so well -- as a composer, bandleader, pianist, performer, conductor, arranger, producer, & businessman. Ellington influenced a generation of composer/bandleaders, incl. jazz artists Miles Davis, Sun Ra, & Mingus; as well as pop musicians James Brown, Sly Stone, Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, George Clinton, & Prince. Discusses an important link between Ellington & Indian composer/sitarist Ravi Shakar . Interviews include: composer Gunther Schuller; Jerry Valburn, collector of Ellington record.; Morris Hodara, a member of the Ellington Soc.; Butch Ballard, a former Ellingtonian drummer; & arranger Luther Henderson. Illus.

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