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World of Duke Ellington Hardcover – 11 Nov 1971

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Hardcover, 11 Nov 1971
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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; FIRST EDITION edition (11 Nov. 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333130197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333130193
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 254,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stanley Dance (1910--1999) was the author of The World of Duke Ellington, The World of Earl Hines, The World of Swing and editor of Jazz Era: The Forties, all published by Da Capo Press. He was a regular contributor to Jazz Times and other publications. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Contenwise a three stars. In spite of all the wealth of testimonies you do not get close to the man and his music. Maybe difficult when it comes to a person like Ellington and his towering achievements. It probaly craves for a real artist writer; someone with the required skills in interpreting the music, identifying with the man and the very specifi csetting he was inspired by and acted within. I am still waiting.
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First person insights into the maestro and his incredible band 21 Mar. 2008
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This is a selection of interviews compiled by Duke's close friend and jazz critic-historian, Stanley Dance, who delivered the eulogy at Duke's funeral. The reader will benefit from personal rememberances by Duke and key members of the band, recounted in their own words.
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