Celebrating the Duke offers readers a perceptive, panoramic survey of jazz as revealed, in illuminating detail, through the lives and music of its heroes and heroines, including Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Lunceford, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Albert Ayler, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and a rich cache of writings on "America's greatest composer," the Duke himself.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||1st Da Capo Press edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.37(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Jazz and rock critic, founding editor of Rolling Stone, producer, disc jockey, teacher, and vice-president of Fantasy Records, Ralph J. Gleason (19171975) was the author of Jam Sessions and The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound.