Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

By: Teachout, Terry

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Signed and dated by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line.Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world's most famous musicians, a showman of incomparable suavity who was as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his style. He wrote some fifteen hundred compositions, many of which, like 'Mood Indigo' and 'Sophisticated Lady,' remain beloved standards, and he sought inspiration in an endless string of transient lovers, concealing his inner self behind a smiling mask of flowery language and ironic charm.

Title: Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

Author Name: Teachout, Terry

Categories: Biography, Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Gotham: 2013-10-17

ISBN: 1592407498

ISBN 13: 9781592407491

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-1405

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