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by Duke Ellington

eBook Music Is My Mistress download ISBN: 0704330903
Author: Duke Ellington
Publisher: Quartet Books; New Ed edition (1977)
Language: English
Pages: 544
ePub: 1697 kb
Fb2: 1775 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Music

The book contains many short ic sketches and characters of persons that Duke Ellington knew-musicians, friends . This is Duke Ellington's poetic literary suite posing as prose, and it should not be missed.

The book contains many short ic sketches and characters of persons that Duke Ellington knew-musicians, friends, acquaintances, public figures. But it also has a variety of essays-longer subjects interwoven with themes and counterpoint. Ellington's is exquisitely musical prose-again, not to be surprised. Really-it's great poetry and a terrific compendium of jazz history and experience.

Music is My Mistress book. I love Duke Ellington, but not this book. His music is clever and innovative and emotional. The book is just one big smiley face. That was Duke's personality. Couldn't say a bad word about anyone. But the result is all the good words about literally everybody and everything that ever happened to him are just not believable. Some good anecdotes, a few interesting mini-profiles, but mostly just bland.

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one. This is the story of Duke Ellington-the story of. .Lovers have come and gone, but only my mistress stays, he says

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one. This is the story of Duke Ellington-the story of Jazz itself. Told in his own way, in his own words, a symphony written by the King of Jazz. Lovers have come and gone, but only my mistress stays, he says. He composed not only songs that all the world has sung, but also suites, sacred works, music for stage and screen and symphonies. This rich book, the embodiment of the life and works of the Duke, is replete with appendices listing singers, arrangers, lyricists and the symphony orchestras with whom the Duke played. There is a book to own and cherish by all who love Jazz and the contributions made to it by the Duke.

Music Is My Mistress. By the late '80s, Mercer Ellington was leading a part-time Duke Ellington Orchestra (he should have used his own name to avoid confusion with the classic band) and doing his best to preserve Duke's legacy

Music Is My Mistress. By the late '80s, Mercer Ellington was leading a part-time Duke Ellington Orchestra (he should have used his own name to avoid confusion with the classic band) and doing his best to preserve Duke's legacy.

14 quotes from Duke Ellington: 'I don't need time, I need a deadline. 'A problem is a chance for you to do your best Duke Ellington quotes Showing 1-14 of 14. I don't need time, I need a deadline. tags: deadline, inspirational, time. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington, Music is My Mistress. There are 2 rules in life: Number 1- Never quit Number2- Never forget rule number 1. ― Duke Ellington. Music is my mistress. by. Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Archive of Contemporary Music. Music, Arts & Culture.

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no on. His story spans and defines a half-century of modern music. This man who created over 1500 compositions was as much at home in Harlem's Cotton Club in the '20s as he was at a White House birthday celebration in his honor in the '60s.

Music Is My Mistress Ellington tells his story through family, friends, musicians, and travels, and . Duke Ellington Paperback Da Capo Press March 1, 1976 ISBN: 0306800330. Ellington tells his story through family, friends, musicians, and travels, and his tale is accompanied by over 100 photographs. It is an intimate look at his commitment to his art form. The appendices list musicians, arrangers, lyricists, and even symphony orchestras with whom Ellington played. His compositions are listed chronologically, and the book includes a discography.

Comments: (7)
Wenyost
Duke Ellington wrote down a few paragraphs about 100 or so people he met along the way. For example, you might get a whole page describing Johnny Hodge's personality and one interesting story about him. Think of the book as something you read in the "john." There are just a series of short articles you can read in almost any order and don't have to worry too much about what page you left off at. What he has to say is interesting and written intelligently. It didn't meet my expectations because I was hoping for a story.
Hbr
Duke tells us about his life, music and friends in one of the best autobiographies I have ever read. As a gentleman that he was he talks about most of the performers of the age pointing out their qualities. Besides being the great artist he is known for he was also an entrepreneur and a true leader of men... A great candidate for a TED talk!
Wilalmaine
interesting book, slow and cumbersome to read.
Elizabeth
Pictures, stories, back stories, musical notations, it's all here in the Duke's voice. Still the coolest, superbly talented, charismatic
man ever.
Nanecele
This book was a gift for a die hard jazz enthusiast. He is halfway thru the book already and love,loves,loves it. The condition of the book was just as described and the price was perfect. Denise Wilson
Sudert
I am a Professor of Jazz at a Community College and I highly recommend this treasure of a book about America's best composer.
Zut
I had this book once before and gave it away. I kept remembering Ellington's coments about people he had wurked with and known and I wanted to keep this.
Classic. If you consider the classic elegance of Edward Kennedy Ellington, it should come as no surprise that his prose is as lyrical and poetic as his music. This is a wonderful collection of writings. It is in effect an arrangement of essays and short pieces written with what I suspect is love about the love of his life-jazz, or music itself, if you will. The book contains many short pieces-impressionistic sketches and characters of persons that Duke Ellington knew-musicians, friends, acquaintances, public figures. But it also has a variety of essays-longer subjects interwoven with themes and counterpoint. Ellington's is exquisitely musical prose-again, not to be surprised. The organization is chronological, narrative, more or less. Duke organizes with autobiographical passages followed by short portraits-Dramatis Felidae-that demonstrate the concreteness through brief descriptions of the persons that he knew with anecdotes that define them. The book covers a life filled with friends and experience. The variety is tremendous, and the life and the career are masterpieces. The themes and subjects are multifaceted. This is Duke Ellington's poetic literary suite posing as prose, and it should not be missed. Really-it's great poetry and a terrific compendium of jazz history and experience.