She is also the author of the picture books alvin ailey. But if you go deeper and study his life, you find a flawed man. This beautiful picture book biography recounts the life and career of jazz musician, edward kennedy ellington better known to all as the duke. At his parents insistence, he took piano lessons and, by the time he was 19, music was. Download the reading guide pdf reprinted by arrangement with the illustrator, brian pinkney and writers house llc, acting as agent for the illustrator. Due to the uncertainty of covid19 and the stay at home orders for the city of st. We read wednesdays clinton woods reads duke ellington. The pictures are beautiful but the text is, well, jazz. How teresa carreno played the piano for president lincoln. Edward kennedy duke ellington, king of the keys, was born on april 29, 1899, in washington, d. The piano prince and his orchestra book cover duke ellington. The piano prince and his orchestra is a childrens picture book written by andrea davis pinkney and illustrated by brian pinkney.
You ever hear of the jazz playin man, the man with the cats who co. A stunning introduction to duke ellingtons life and work, the book includes a bibliography, videography, and list of museum exhibitions dedicated to ellington. Andrea davis pinkney has written several acclaimed picture books duke ellington. Ragtime, duke ellingtons lovely music, and his legacy are done a disservice by this book. You ever hear the jazz playing man the man with the cats who could swing with his band. Swirling, movementfilled scratchboard illustrations complement the rhythmic, jazzstyled text that reads like a song. This book is a biography of duke ellington, a famous jazz musician. Duke ellington by andrea davis pinkney read aloud video. Our booksource team is working remotely and available to answer questions, create price quotes and place book orders. Us air force musician reads duke ellington and this jazzman.
They create an original poem using popular vocabulary from the 1920s, listen to the book, duke ellington, and paint a picture while listening to music by duke. The awardwinning authorillustrator team of andrea davis pinkney and brian pinkney creators of the popular picture book alvin ailey now present a swinging, vibrant audiobook about the jazz composer edward kennedy ellington, better known as duke. Title of a book, article or other published item this will display to the public duke ellington. This swinging, vibrant picture book about jazz composer edward kennedy ellington, better known as duke, is a tribute to the legend that continues to live on and. The piano prince and his orchestra paperback january 1, 2007 by andrea pinkney author, brian pinkney illustrator 4. Duke ellington was an inspirational jazz musician that was born in washington d. When the dukes parents enrolled him in piano lessons for the very first time, he flat out did not want to go.
Edward kennedy duke ellington april 29, 1899 may 24, 1974 was an american composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than six decades born in washington, d. First hearing ragtime, the music that would inspire him to return to the piano after briefly abandoning it for baseball duke produced his own madeup melodies. The piano prince and his orchestra, works of non fiction, and novels. The piano prince and his orchestra by andrea davis pinkney, help the b. The piano prince and his orchestra by andea davis pinkney and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The piano was at the heart and soul of duke ellingtons approach to making music. Duke ellingtons brilliant music was key to swing, jazz, bigband, and other modern styles of music. My son said, this book has bad words and it is boring. J brian pinkney a brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category. It is a chargedup introduction to duke ellington, his band, and his music.
See all 20 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. My four year old loves music and im starting to teach him to play piano, so this book was a natural fit. This is a most fitting tribute to a great man who proudly celebrated the history of africanamericans from slavery to civil rights struggles. The music of duke ellingtonpianist, composer, bandleaderis a uniquely american treasure. Students are listening for vocabulary words, songs to listen to, and instruments to identify.
The young duke, born edward kennedy ellington in washington d. The piano prince and his orchestra, 1999 caldecott honor book. The story of one of americas greatest composers, duke ellington, is lavishly told here in jazzinspired prose. In this, he can inspire the youth for whom this little book was written. Kids will love learning about a fun musical style while also learning about one of the. Learn about the music of duke ellington with this fantastic introduction to the duke. Another stunning picture book biography of a prominent twentiethcentury africanamerican in the arts, from the creative team behind. The piano prince and his orchestra caldecott honor book by andrea pinkney and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The piano prince and his orchestra by andrea davis pinkney. This file gives you cards to hand out to your students while you read the book to them. The piano prince and his orchestra by andrea davis pinkney and brian pinkney. When he was a boy, edward kennedy ellingtons first love was baseball. In addition to his supreme musical gifts as a bandleader, composer and arranger, showman and entertainer.
Students examine the contributions of duke ellington to the field of jazz. Louis county, we have suspended shipping until midmay. Edward kennedy duke ellington, king of the keys, was. I enjoyed reading this book because i do not know much about the history of jazz music or duke ellington. The piano prince and his orchestra, 1999 caldecott honor book duke ellington. The piano prince and his orchestra by andrea pinkney, brian pinkney illustrator online at alibris. This swinging, vibrant picture book about jazz composer edward kennedy ellington, better known as duke, is a tribute to the legend that continues to live on and influence musicians everywhere. He was a smoothtalkin, slicksteppin, pianoplayin kid. His name is duke ellington so with permission from school lastic books, im going to read a book called duke ellington, the piano prince and his orchestra written by andrea davis pinkney. Another stunning picture book biography of a prominent twentiethcentury africanamerican in the arts, from the creative team behind alvin ailey.430 836 8 51 910 337 1506 1400 674 445 171 875 367 820 39 529 50 1327 1535 730 1480 623 281 718 1287 101 1083 1084 1041 196 894 467