Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

A Spiritual Biography

Book - 1999
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Fourth in the series of short interpretive biographies focusing on the underlying spirituality of well known figures. United Methodist minister Steed helped write and produce a radio documentary on the sacred music of American composer, piano player, and band leader Ellington (1899-1974). She traces his journey from a protected childhood in Washington, DC through his early jazz career in Harlem nightclubs to the presentation of his music in cathedrals in his last years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Independent Publishing Group
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington and his music have been an integral part of the American scene for most of the 20th Century. This interpretive biography offers insights into Ellington's enduring appeal, not only as a composer and piano-playing leader of a jazz orchestra, but as a cultural icon. Janna Tull Steed traces Ellington's journey from a protected childhood in Washington, D.C., through his early career as a jazzman in Harlem nightclubs to the presentation of his music in the world's grandest cathedrals in his last years.


Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., 1999
ISBN: 9780824523510
0824523512
Branch Call Number: B ELL
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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