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Celebrating The Duke

Celebrating The Duke

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

“If you want to know what real jazz criticism is, read Celebrating the Duke. It is a fitting memorial to an outstanding critic and writer.”–Jazz Journal

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.

Foreword by Studs Terkel
New introduction by Ira Gitler
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Genre: Nonfiction / Music / Genres & Styles / Jazz

On Sale: August 22nd 1995

Price: $16.95 / $23.95 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780306806452

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