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Celebrating the Duke : And Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles, Dizzy and Other Heroes - Ralph J. Gleason

Celebrating the Duke

And Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles, Dizzy and Other Heroes

By: Ralph J. Gleason, Ira Gitler (Introduction by), Studs Terkel (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st September 1995
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"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.

Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xix
Jazz: Black Art/American Artp. 1
Heroesp. 25
Bessie Smithp. 27
Louis Armstrongp. 33
Jimmie Luncefordp. 63
Billie Holiday -- Lady Dayp. 75
Pres: Lester Youngp. 83
Charlie "Bird" Parkerp. 87
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespiep. 97
John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartetp. 109
Carmen McRaep. 119
John Coltranep. 125
Miles Davisp. 131
The Death of Albert Aylerp. 148
The Dukep. 153
Farewell to the Dukep. 155
A Ducal Calendar 1952-1974p. 169
Coda: The Piano Playerp. 263
Selected List of Available Recordsp. 267
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780306806452
ISBN-10: 0306806452
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 1995
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.5