[scandinavian literature Books] eBook Music Is My Mistress ✓ Edward Kennedy Ellington
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Ple in all the countries What kept me going through these sections were the occasional gems
#of advice or #advice or but there s of that in the first half of the book Thank god for the end of the book a funny interview where the interviewer is REALLY condescending to Duke but Duke gets through is with all the grace wit intelligence and humor that makes him such a compelling person composer and most of all a genius and musical mysticThank the Duke for this book and allowing us to get a glimpse of his life and all his amazing stories Les mmoires du grand Duke en diffrentes formes tapes de ses tournes ournal dans diffrents endroits dtail de son concert sacr etcue du bonheur de lire ce grand Monsieur u tait Duke Ellington A consomm sans modration Etat du livre impeccable La note faible concerne le contenu ui est un ramassis d autosatisfaction et ui est un ramassis d autosatisfaction et brosse reluire De plus assez mal crit ou mal traduit Un peu tonnante la ddicace de la page de garde mais l ouvrage est en excellent tat et correspond ce ui en tait attendu arrived on time some pages ungluedthe editon thnk is not very strongbut i glued them He must have had a powerful team working the records because I could not do this unaided with my own He must have had a powerful team working the records because I could not do this unaided with my own Well written A ghold mine of info I m a great fan of autobiography Granted often it is sanitized and self serving but there s nothing like hearing a person tell their own life especially if the life is as important as this one Without a doubt Duke Ellington was the century s greatest American composer and bandleader the only ones who even come close to him Aaron Copland George Gershwin Cole Porter had neither his longevity nor his variety And none of them also maintained a working band through six decades I own almost every recording ever released by Duke Ellington his music has become indelibly printed on my brain This book may not be the most accurate account of his life if you can handle a little armchair psychology the Collier biography is the best choice for that. Rs 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 to own and cherish by all who love Jazz and the contributions made to it by the Du. .
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A great biography by a master musician who was a great representative of the USA though out the worldgreat book Le Duke nous le fait tout le monde great representative of the USA though out the worldgreat book Le Duke nous le fait tout le monde est beau il est gentil mais les anecdotes et les commentaires sont agrables lire m me si elles sont embellies Enfin une version fran aise du recueil consid rable des souvenirs de Duke Ellington attendu depuis 1973 Oeuvre d un des trois ou uatre g niesdu azz cet ouvrage a t boud par la phalange fran aise de la critiue et de l dition ui ne pouvait supporter u un Noir de l envergure du Dukesoit rest fid le aux
FONDAMENTAUX DU JAZZ PENDANT PLUS DEdu azz pendant plus de ans sans rien c der aux mandarins de la musiue acad miue europ enne soit disant moderneMusic is my mistress est une claue aux racistes pour ui un bon Noir ne peut ue se conformer aux pr Black Women in White America A Documentary History jug s des bien pensantsExcellente traduction d un texte ui r v le chaue ligne la noblesse de l auteur Une autobiographie d un des acteurs majeurs duazz montre vident un int r t imm diat pour tout amateur de musiue et de lecture De plus la carri re exceptionnelle de Duke Ellington s est
tal e sur plus de 50 ans et a connue de nombreuses personnalit s succ s ete sur plus de 50 ans et a connue de nombreuses personnalit s succ s et De uoi faire un livre passionnant en somme Malheureusement Ellington reste extr mement formel tout le long et ne d cris rien de mani re nuanc e ou d un regard honn te pr f rant adopter une attitude tout le monde il est beau tout le monde il est gentil ui semble peu sinc re Toute la premi re partie est constitu e de courts paragraphes pour d crire ses musiciens ui ont toujours la m me structure Je l ai rencontr dans ces circonstances Sa sp cialit tait celle ci Il est uniue et fantastiue ue Dieu le b nisse Pas vraiment int ressant en somme et ce n est pas ainsi ue l on obtiens l image d un homme ou d une poueHeureusement Ellington s attarde ensuite longuement sur les tourn es internationales de son groupe une partie ui se r v le plus int ressante m me si une nouvelle fois l criture n est pas assez habit e On y prend conscience Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one This is the story of Duke Ellingtonthe story of Jazz itself Told in his own way in his own words a symphony written by the King of Jazz His story spans and defines a half century of modern musicThis man who created over compositions was as much at home in Harlems Cotton Club in the s as he was at a White House birthday celebration in his honor in the s For Duke knew everyone and savored them all Pass. El point le Duke avait une
stature mondiale et repr sentait la musiue am ricaine l o il se rendait tout enmondiale et repr sentait la musiue am ricaine l o il se rendait tout en frottant au chocs des cultures et des mentalit sCe Music Is My Mistress reste au final bien trop anecdotiue et ne laisse pas d image forte de son auteur comme le font l autobiographie sans concessions de Miles Davis ou celle fortement fictionnelle de Charles Mingus Pour en savoir plus sur l un des plus importants compositeurs du 20 me si cle on pr f rera se procurer l excellente biographie Duke A Life of Duke Ellington crite par Terry Teachout brilliant Wow what a BOOK THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT The best part about this book is that wrote it You get it straight from him I recommend this book to anyone into the musicHis accounts of his younger days were what most appealed to me He pays so much respect to the people he was surrounded by both his family and the community of musicians Sometimes the many names dropped can be a bit much but that was Leggiamo l'ora. Gioco e imparo. Ediz. a colori just his style always letting people know who helped him who mentored him who taught him who he admired There s scarcely a mean spirited word in the whole bookThere is a lot of variety to the way he tells his stories Sometimes its through the name dropping profiles sometimes its through interviews reprinted for this book sometimes its through out and out philosophical dissertations about music and life sometimes it s in the midst of his endless travelling of the globe with his bandFor the musician looking for tips and advice there s plenty of Duke wisdom provided throughout His overall love for music and musicians isust SOOO apparent My favorite piece of advice is that he said he learned music exclusively through oral instruction from people in the scene who would share techniues and secrets seemingly as freely as idle conversation how different the musical climate is these daysThe last third or so of the book get a bit tedious for this reader There Le guide Ornitho just wasn t a lot of variety to his accounts of globetrotting and meeting all the important peo. Ionate 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 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 the fullest intensity of his passion Love.
Edward Kennedy Ellington