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By A. H. Lawrence

In line with long interviews with Ellington's bandmates, relatives, and buddies, Duke Ellington and His World deals a clean examine this mythical composer. the 1st biography of the composer written through a fellow musician and African-American, the publication strains Ellington's existence and profession when it comes to the social, cultural, political, and monetary realities of his instances. starting along with his start in Washington, DC, via his first bands and paintings on the mythical Cotton membership, to his ultimate nice prolonged compositions, this e-book provides an intensive creation to Ellington's tune and the way it used to be made. It additionally illuminates his own existence simply because, for Ellington, song was once his lifestyles and his lifestyles used to be a continuing idea for track.

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