Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 23, 1988)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6.6 MB
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The autobiography of an enormous jazz clarinetist, With Louis and the Duke tells Barney Bigard's personal tale of existence on the best of the jazz international. Bigard recounts his fourteen years with the Duke Ellington orchestra, from its formation in 1927 to its frequent popularity within the early Nineteen Forties, via his lengthy organization with Louis Armstrong's newly-formed band, the All Stars. Bigard additionally recalls his early days in New Orleans, considers the effect of Lorenzo Tio at the "creole" institution of jazz-clarinet enjoying, and discusses his institutions with "King" Oliver, "Kid" Ory and different significant jazz musicians. choked with witty and loving remembrances, in addition to vintage "backstage" tales, With Louis and the Duke comprises Bigard's own choice of images, many released the following for the 1st time.