Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout
Dec09

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

  As years pass, the memory of a person tends to grow dimmer as the light he produced in life intensifies over time. And thankfully so. We don’t like warts on our artistic heroes. Unless, of course, they suit the work. Would the average Jo really dig Van Gogh as much if he didn’t know about that whole ear thing? According to Toulouse-Lautrec, “One should never meet a man whose work one admires. The man is always...

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