Music Is My Mistress (Da Capo Paperback) E–pub READ
Edward Kennedy Ellington
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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 ualities Besides being theabout most of the performers of the age pointing out their ualities Besides being the artist he
IS KNOWN FOR HE WAS ALSO AN ENTREPRENEUR ANDknown for he was also an entrepreneur and true leader of men A great candidate for a TED talk A great biography by a master musician who was a great representative of the USA though out the worldgreat book Duke Ellington wrote down a few paragraphs about 100 or so people he met along the way For example ou might get a whole page describing Johnny Hodge s personality and one interesting story about him Think of the book as something ou read in the john There. Passionate about his music and the people who made music he counted as his friends hundreds of the musicians who changed the face of music throughout the world Bechet Basie Armstrong Lena Horne Ella Fitzgerald Sinatra to name a few of them Here are 100 photographs to give us an intimate view of Dukes worldhis family his friends his associatesWhat emerges most strongly in his commitment to music the mistress for whom he saves family his friends his associatesWhat emerges most strongly in his commitment to music the mistress for whom he saves fullest intensity of his passion Are just a series of short ou can read in almost any order and don t have to worry too much about what page ou 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 Ellington knew so many people in the jazz community over a long career and talks about many of them The book has its omissions so I was glad to read another biography as wellThis was a used library copy in very good condition I was pleased Received this book within a good time This is an old library hardback copy I love hardback and old library books It is used but not worn the pages are old but in excellent condition I would refer this vendor. Overs 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 Tois a book to and cherish by all who love Jazz and the contributions made to it by the Duke.
Edward Kennedy Ellington