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ERIC Number: EJ823982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0147-2453
A Jazzy Resource
Curriculum Review, v48 n4 p8 Dec 2008
"You must take the A Train to go to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem" trills one of Duke Ellington's foremost contributions to the American songbook. Guests at the Cotton Club in the Sugar Hill neighborhood may have had the pleasure of watching Duke Ellington and his orchestra in a tightly arranged, polished performance, but never has Ellington's career seemed as real and as vibrant as it does in a new book that takes a fresh approach to his life and influences. According to Chicago Review Press, Stephanie Stein Crease's Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz with 21 Activities "is a swinging celebration of Ellington's legendary contributions--a tour of American innovation that takes young musicians from the piano rags of the early 20th century, to the driving rhythms of hot jazz in the 20s, to the cadences of swing in the 40s and beyond." This article presents an activity that is similar to the 21 activities mentioned in Crease's book. This activity will introduce students to Duke Ellington's work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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