(PDF) [Music Is My Mistress] ë Edward Kennedy Ellington

Music Is My MistressLes mmoires du grand Duke en diffrentes formes tapes de *Ses Tournes Journal Dans Diffrents Endroits Dtail *tournes journal dans diffrents endroits dtail son concert sacr etcue du bonheur de lire ce grand Monsieur u tait Duke Ellington A consomm sans modration 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 jazz cet ouvrage a t boud ar la halange fran aise de la critiue et de l dition ui ne One Man's Justice pouvait supporter u un Noir de l envergure du Dukesoit rest fid le aux fondamentaux du jazzendant A Little Hotel On The Side plus de 50 ans sans rien c der aux mandarins de la musiue acad miue europ enne soit disant moderneMusic is my mistress est une claue aux racistesour ui un bon Noir ne Heute Ziehst Du Aus: Roman peut ue se conformer auxr jug s des bien ensantsExcellente traduction d un texte ui r v le chaue ligne texte ui r v le chaue ligne noblesse de l auteur arrived on time some ages ungluedthe editon thnk is not very strongbut i glued them Wow what a book The best Kapriolen Des Schicksals[Roman] part about this book is that Duke 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 Heays so much respect to the The Magnanimous Heart 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 just his style always lettingeople 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 rofiles sometimes its through interviews reprinted for this book sometimes its through out and out hilosophical 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 Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks plenty of Duke wisdomrovided throughout His overall love for music and musicians is just SOOO apparent My favorite iece of advice is that he said he learned music exclusively. Music is my mistress and she lays 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. Through oral instruction from eople 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 just wasn t a lot of variety to his accounts of globetrotting and meeting all the important eople in all the t a lot of variety to his accounts of globetrotting and meeting all the important eople in all the What kept me going through these sections were the occasional gems of advice or insight 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 interviewer is REALLY condescending to Duke but Duke gets through is all the grace wit intelligence and humor that makes him such a compelling Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra 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 A great biography by a master musician who was a great representative of the USA though out the worldgreat book Etat du livre impeccable La note faible concerne le contenu ui est un ramassis d autosatisfaction et de brosse reluire Delus assez mal crit ou mal traduit Une autobiographie d un des acteurs majeurs du jazz montre vident un int r t imm diat Out of the Box pour tout amateur de musiue et de lecture Delus la carri re exceptionnelle de Duke Ellington s est tal e sur The First Secret of Edwin Hoff plus de 50 ans et a connue de nombreusesersonnalit s succ s et tribulations De uoi faire un livre assionnant 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 r f rant adopter une attitude tout le monde il est beau tout le monde il est gentil ui semble eu sinc re Toute la remi re País íntim partie est constitu e de courtsaragraphes Under Lock and Key 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 estas ainsi ue l on obtiens l image d un homme. Ionate about his music and the eople 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 hotographs 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 assion Love. .
Ou d une oueHeureusement Ellington s attarde ensuite longuement sur les tourn es internationales de son groupe une artie ui se r ensuite longuement sur les tourn es internationales de son groupe une artie ui se r le Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover plus int ressante m me si une nouvelle fois l criture n estas assez habit e On y Freud and His Followers prend conscience ueloint le Duke avait une stature est Pjesme pas assez habit e On yrend conscience uel oint le Duke avait une stature et repr sentait la musiue am ricaine l o il se rendait tout en se frottant au chocs des cultures et des mentalit sCe Music Is My Mistress reste au final bien trop anecdotiue et ne laisse as d image forte de son auteur *COMME LE FONT L AUTOBIOGRAPHIE SANS *le font l autobiographie sans de Miles Davis ou celle fortement fictionnelle de Charles Mingus Pour en savoir lus sur l un des lus importants compositeurs du 20 me si cle on r f rera se rocurer l excellente biographie Duke A Life of Duke Ellington crite A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal par Terry Teachout He must have had aowerful team working the records because I could not do this unaided with my own biography Well written A ghold mine of info Le Duke nous le fait tout le monde il est beau il est gentil mais les anecdotes et les commentaires sont agrables lire m me si elles sont embellies Un Nacht peu tonnante la ddicace de laage de garde mais l ouvrage est en excellent tat et correspond ce ui en tait attendu brilliant I m a great fan of autobiography Granted often it is sanitized and self serving but there s nothing like hearing a erson 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 rinted on my brain This book may not be the most accurate account of his life if you can handle a little armchair The Da Vinci Cod: A Fishy Parody psychology the Collier biography is the best choice for that but this is like sitting in a room hearing Duke talk andla. 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 The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together played There is a book to own and cherish by all who love Jazz and the contributions made to it by the Du.