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Duke used to say that the individual sound of a musician revealed his soul Mick Carlon is a 'soul' storyteller Nat Hentoff author of Jazz CountryA ripping good yarn Plunges the reader into the world of Duke Ellington and the America of 1939 Brian Morton author of The Penguin Guide to JazzWonderfully convincing and authentic characterizations A thoroughly enjoyable read Dan Morgenstern author of Living with Jazz We encounter not only Duke's genius but his character and humanity This is one train. For two days this book took over my spare time I feel like I ve traveled with young Danny Duke Ellington Rex Ivie Rabbit and all the gang across the America and Europe of 1939 Like Mick Carlon s Travels With Louis this book is centered around a jazz figure But this is a different book of an adventure story Young Dan an orphan climbs onto a train one night and the train belongs to Duke The musicians basically adopt the boy and he gets to see the world as a result All I can say is that this novel would make an outstandingly exciting movie I m uoting my grandson This book has made me seek out Duke Ellington s music I m now a fan These two jazz novels are simply outstanding a rare treat Any books that can inspire young people to listen to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are a good thing A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House yarn Plunges the reader into the world of Duke Ellington and the America of 1939 Brian Morton author of The Penguin Guide to JazzWonderfully convincing and authentic characterizations A thoroughly enjoyable read Dan Morgenstern author of Living with Jazz We encounter not only Duke's genius but his character and humanity This is one train. For two days this book took over my spare time I feel like I ve traveled with Matthews Choice young Danny Duke Ellington Rex Ivie Rabbit and all the gang across the America and Europe of 1939 Like Mick Carlon s Travels With Louis this book is centered around a jazz figure But this is a different book of an adventure story Young Dan an orphan climbs onto a train one night and the train belongs to Duke The musicians basically adopt the boy and he gets to see the world as a result All I can say is that this novel would make an outstandingly exciting movie I m uoting my grandson This book has made me seek out Duke Ellington s music I m now a fan These two jazz novels are simply outstanding a rare treat Any books that can inspire The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, young people to listen to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are a good thing

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Eir 1939 European tour when the train was briefly held in Germany Says Nat Hentoff I knew Duke Ellington for twenty five years The Ellington in this book is the man I knewMick Carlon is a twenty seven year veteran Englishjournalism high and middle school teacher A lifelong jazz fan he regularly plays jazz in his classroom and has turned hundreds of students into jazz fans He says If young people are simply exposed to the music and stories of these American artists they will make a friend for lif. Like the same author s Travels With Louis I credit this novel with inspiring my sons to read Not only that but to listen to jazz Both of my sons did not like to read until they discovered Riding on Duke s Train it is one exciting and fun ride Check it out Both of my sons are now asking for recommendations for other books to read Mick Carlon has lit a fire under them and interested them in well told stories I hope he has books to come Hers to Protect years The Ellington in this book is the man I knewMick Carlon is a twenty seven Her Small-Town Hero year veteran Englishjournalism high and middle school teacher A lifelong jazz fan he regularly plays jazz in his classroom and has turned hundreds of students into jazz fans He says If Red Tail (Travis Trilogy young people are simply exposed to the music and stories of these American artists they will make a friend for lif. Like the same author s Travels With Louis I credit this novel with inspiring my sons to read Not only that but to listen to jazz Both of my sons did not like to read until they discovered Riding on Duke s Train it is one exciting and fun ride Check it out Both of my sons are now asking for recommendations for other books to read Mick Carlon has lit a fire under them and interested them in well told stories I hope he has books to come

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You won't want to get off Dick Golden radio hostWhen this marvelously evocative novel finds a home in the school curriculum kids across America will be downloading Duke Jack BradleyExcellent command of voice period and ethnic dialect clear love and in depth knowledge of Ellington and his band Alexandria LaFaye author of The KeeningNine year old Danny stows away on Duke Ellington's train one Georgia night Through Danny's eyes we meet some of America's finest musicians as he accompanies them on th. What a fun story I felt like the narrator Danny himself as he climbs aboard the train and plays poker with Ivie Anderson and Johnny Hodges As a boy I dreamed of playing with Duke but did not have the talent Through reading this book I had the chance to travel with the Ellington Band My favorite character was Rex always writing always playing music on his horn So many great scenes the characters being chased by Nazis the uiet night in Westminster Abbey the concerts in the Apollo I was a boy in those days and this book brought me back My grandson loves this book as well as Travels With Louis and he is now listening to jazz as a result of reading these books He says some of his friends are doing the same What a beautiful thing these books are doing It s okay if your not a kid You will still love Riding on Duke s Train and Travels With Louis I hope the author writes of these Maybe a story about the Count Basie band next Devoted to Drew year old Danny stows away on Duke Ellington's train one Georgia night Through Danny's eyes we meet some of America's finest musicians as he accompanies them on th. What a fun story I felt like the narrator Danny himself as he climbs aboard the train and plays poker with Ivie Anderson and Johnny Hodges As a boy I dreamed of playing with Duke but did not have the talent Through reading this book I had the chance to travel with the Ellington Band My favorite character was Rex always writing always playing music on his horn So many great scenes the characters being chased by Nazis the uiet night in Westminster Abbey the concerts in the Apollo I was a boy in those days and this book brought me back My grandson loves this book as well as Travels With Louis and he is now listening to jazz as a result of reading these books He says some of his friends are doing the same What a beautiful thing these books are doing It s okay if

  • Paperback
  • 160
  • Riding on Dukes Train
  • Mick Carlon
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 9781935248064

10 thoughts on “Riding on Dukes Train

  1. says:

    I'm 34th into Mick's book which is excellent on all counts I love the Characters and the intrigue Mick creates I can't wait to get back to this book and finish it I call him Mick because I met him at the Rain Taxi Book Festival in

  2. says:

    For two days this book took over my spare time I feel like I've traveled with young Danny Duke Ellington Rex Ivie Rabbit and all the gang across the America and Europe of 1939 Like Mick Carlon's Travels With Louis

  3. says:

    Riding on Duke's Train is a REALLY GREAT BOOK It's written as a middle grade novel but definitely holds the attention of adults Enter the world of Danny as he hitches a ride on Duke's train and you won't be disappointed It inspired me to look up Duke and his musicians Johnny Hodges Harry Carney Rex Stewart Tricky Sam Nanton Barney Bigard Ivie Anderson on YouTube and now I've bought several cds of Duke's incred

  4. says:

    I read the author's Travels With Louis first and loved it so I was excited to read Riding on Duke's Train From the first page with a Parisian gypsy fortune teller to the last page in a uiet Irish glade this novel takes the reader on an amazing voyage I must confess that the story brought back nostalgic memories because my dear grandfather gone all these years was a devoted Ellington fan and Duke's music on 78s was alway

  5. says:

    What a fun story I felt like the narrator Danny himself as he climbs aboard the train and plays poker with Ivie Anderson and Johnny Hodges As a boy I dreamed of playing with Duke but did not have the talent Through reading this book I had the chance to travel with the Ellington Band My favorite character was Rex always w

  6. says:

    My son bugged me to read this and I couldn't stop From page one with a mysterious gypsy fortune teller in Paris in 1937 to the last page Riding on Duke's Train takes the reader on a special voyage I didn't know much about Duke Ellington before reading this but now I've been downloading his music along with Johnny Hodges' Rex Stewa

  7. says:

    From page one this novel grabbed me If you enjoy Duke Ellington jazz or simply a fun well told story you will love Riding on Duke's Train My gra

  8. says:

    Simply enchanting Word is that the Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman is making a feature length film of this marvelous novel and it will be something to see I recommend Riding on Duke's Train with great enthusiasm I can see why the jazz community is so excited about this novel and its companion Travels With Louis Carlon's books can

  9. says:

    Like the same author's Travels With Louis I credit this novel with inspiring my sons to read Not only that but to listen to jazz Both of my sons did not like to read until they discovered Riding on Duke's Train it is one exciting and fun ride Check it out Both of my sons are now asking for recommendations for other books to read Mick Carlon has lit a fire under them and interested them in well told stories I hope he has books to c

  10. says:

    Man Talk about a time machine This book takes the reader by the brain and doesn't let go If you love Duke and his musicians or if you want to learn about Duke this is the place to start I love love love this book just as much as Travels With Louis But it's different because Duke was different from Pops Duke's mystery his music his genius it'

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