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Duke Ellington

Gwen Terry

in Clark

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268463
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520949782 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0027
Duke Ellington

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In this chapter, Clark describes the point of his life where he got offered a job by Duke Ellington and at the same time, he had to make the difficult decision to leave Basie and his band. The money offered by Duke Ellington was good, and it was something that could bring Clark closer to fulfilling his dream of making jazz respectable like classical music. The decision was not an easy one for Clark. He went back and forth with his decision to leave, but deep inside he knew he wanted to go with Duke. While on one hand, Basie was getting excited about the big band; on the other hand, Clark was trying to figure out ways to express his desire to leave to Basie.

Keywords: Clark; Duke Ellington; Basie; jazz; band

Chapter.  1724 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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