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The Genesis of Black, Brown and Beige
Ellington's descriptions of the creative process often emphasized speed and efficiency. Like a reporter trained to work under deadline, he knew how to compose under pressure--usually for hisExpand
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Musicology and the New Jazz Studies
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The Duke Ellington reader
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He is, I think, a major jazz composer, the first since Duke Ellington. --Martin Williams (1963, 33) Monk took much of his style from Ellington and he would like to have been an accomplished pianistExpand
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Jazz From The Beginning
* Springfield * Early Years in New York * Ethel Waters and the Black Swan Troubadors * On the Vaudeville Circuit * Sam Wooding and the Nest Club * On the Road with Chocolate Kiddies in Europe andExpand
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In Search of Will Vodery
Musical arrangers ply their trade behind the scenes, out of the spotlight's glare and away from the sound of applause. Though they make indispensable contributions to theater, radio, film,Expand
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12. The Guiding Illusions of the Morrison Triptych
The Morrison Triptych is a visually stunning, beautifully preserved masterpiece of early Flemish painting. In the St. John Altarpiece, overall elegance, refinement of execution, and visual richnessExpand