With Louis and the Duke: the autobiography of a jazz clarinetist

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With Louis and the Duke: the autobiography of a jazz clarinetist
New York
Oxford University Press
1988
eng
The autobiography of a major jazz clarinetist, With Louis and the Duke tells Barney Bigard's own story of life at the top of the jazz world. Bigard recounts his fourteen years with the Duke Ellington orchestra, from its formation in 1927 to its widespread fame in the early 1940s, followed by his long association with Louis Armstrong's newly-formed band, the All Stars. Bigard also recollects his early days in New Orleans, considers the influence of Lorenzo Tio on the "creole" school of jazz-clarinet playing, and discusses his associations with "King" Oliver, "Kid" Ory and other major jazz musicians. Full of witty and loving remembrances, as well as classic "backstage" stories, With Louis and the Duke contains Bigard's personal collection of photographs, many published here for the first time.
152
978-0-19-520637-1
With Louis and the Duke
Library of Congress ISBN
ML419.B48 A3 1988