The jazzmen : how Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie transformed America
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Published
New York : Mariner Books, [2024].
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780358380436, 035838043X
Physical Desc
xviii, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Published
New York : Mariner Books, [2024].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780358380436, 035838043X

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-381) and index.
Description
"This is the story of three revolutionary American musicians, the maestro jazzmen who orchestrated the chords that throb at the soul of twentieth-century America. Duke Ellington, the grandson of slaves who was christened Edward Kennedy Ellington, was a man whose story is as layered and nuanced as his name suggests and whose music transcended category. Louis Daniel Armstrong was born in a New Orleans slum so tough it was called The Battlefield and, at age seven, got his first musical instrument, a ten-cent tin horn that drew buyers to his rag-peddling wagon and set him on the road to elevating jazz into a pulsating force for spontaneity and freedom. William James Basie, too, grew up in a world unfamiliar to white fans--the son of a coachman and laundress who dreamed of escaping every time the traveling carnival swept into town, and who finally engineered his getaway with help from Fats Waller. What is far less known about these groundbreakers is that they were bound not just by their music or even the discrimination that they, like nearly all Black performers of their day, routinely encountered. Each defied and ultimately overcame racial boundaries by opening America's eyes and souls to the magnificence of their music. In the process they wrote the soundtrack for the civil rights movement"--Book jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tye, L. (2024). The jazzmen: how Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie transformed America (First edition.). Mariner Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tye, Larry. 2024. The Jazzmen: How Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America. Mariner Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tye, Larry. The Jazzmen: How Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America Mariner Books, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tye, Larry. The Jazzmen: How Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America First edition., Mariner Books, 2024.

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