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Beyond Category By John E. Hasse

Beyond Category by John E. Hasse

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"One of the twentieth century's greatest composers, Duke Ellington (1899--1974) led a fascinating life. Beyond Category, the first biography to draw on the vast Duke Ellington archives at the Smithsonia"

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Beyond Category: The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington by John E. Hasse

One of the twentieth century's greatest composers, Duke Ellington (1899-1974) led a fascinating life. Beyond Category, the first biography to draw on the vast Duke Ellington archives at the Smithsonian Institution, recounts his remarkable career: his childhood in Washington, D.C., and his musical apprenticeship in Harlem his long engagement at the Cotton Club the challenging years of the depression his tours to Europe and into America's deep South, where he helped lower racial barriers the postwar years when television and bebop threatened to eclipse the big bands Ellington's own triumphant comeback at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival his collaborations with Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, and Ella Fitzgerald as well as five decades of hits and masterpieces that constantly broke new ground.The art of Duke Ellington was a musical expression of the African-American experience, in all its pain, pride, and glory. He composed his music as he composed his life,with flair, passion, and individuality,and no book reveals the man and his artistic evolution more brilliantly than Beyond Category.

About John E. Hasse

Music historian, musician, award-winning author and record producer, John Edward Hasse has served as curator of American music at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the editor of Ragtime: Its History, Composers and Music, and coeditor of Discourse in Ethnomusicology.

Table of Contents

* Enjoying a Capital Childhood, 18991913; Ellingtons Washington: Monumental, Ironicaland Inspirational? * Starting a Career, 191323 * Seeking Special Sounds, 192327; Essential Ellington * Composing at the Cotton Club, 192731 * The Cotton Club: The Artistocrat of Harlem * Ellingtons Musical Sources: a Treasury of Traditions * Essential Ellington * Taking the Road, 193135; Essential Ellington * Swinging to a Different Drummer, 193539; Essential Ellington * Making Masterpieces, 193943; Essential Ellington * Composing for Concerts, 194351; Essential Ellington * Playing for Time, 195156; Essential Ellington * Renewing Career and Creativity, 195665; Essential Ellington * Achieving Final Glories, 196674; Essential Ellington * Elevating Ellington, 1974 * Appendices: Ellingtons Key Musicians; Most Essential Ellington Recordings; Selected Films and Videos; Selected Reading; Ellington Songbooks and Folios

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GOR005029242
Beyond Category: The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington by John E. Hasse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
1995-03-01
480
0306806142
9780306806148
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