Duke Ellington: I Live with Music

Duke Ellington: I Live with Music

by Carin T. Ford

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Edward "Duke" Ellington became famous for composing, conducting, and playing jazz music. Heard throughout the world, his music combined many styles and sounds inspired by African-American culture. He cared deeply about promoting the dignity and self-respect of African Americans through his works. In this biography, Carin T. Ford explores Ellington's life, his passion, and how he became one of the most famous jazz musicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766027022
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Series: African-American Biography Library Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.84(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Doing It His Way     5
Between Music and Art     10
Putting It Together     23
Back in New York     35
The Cotton Club     46
New Horizons     58
A Temporary Halt     69
Beyond Barriers     83
Changing Times     98
Tributes     107
Chronology     117
Chapter Notes     119
Discography     125
Further Reading and Internet Addresses     126
Index     127

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