For Duke

Max Ionata & Dado Moroni - Two for Duke (2012) { {Jando Music VVJ 077}

Max Ionata & Dado Moroni - Two for Duke (2012) { {Jando Music VVJ 077}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Jando Music / Millesuone / Via Veneto Jazz | VVJ 077
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Piano

Two For Duke is a incredibly organic take on eleven Ellington classics as Ionata and Moroni do their own riff on these timeless classics with Ionata's warm rich tone breathing new lyrical life into what could be a musical land mine for some performers of far lesser talent. Moroni's warm and at times blues infused harmonic development is a spot on match for this release. Literally a perfect partnership.
Bill Berry and His Ellington All-Stars: For Duke [M&K Realtime Records]

Bill Berry and His Ellington All-Stars: For Duke [M&K Realtime Records]
FLAC | 16bit | 44Khz | Stereo |172 Mb
Styles: Jazz


This is the famous Ken Kreisel's M&K RealTime Records "For Duke (Rt-101) Direct-To-Disc LP produced in 1978 is considered by most audiophiles worldwide to be one of the top 10 finest recordings ever made.
John Lamb former Bass Player with Duke Ellington - Conversations North of the Border (2010)

John Lamb former Bass Player with Duke Ellington - Conversations North of the Border (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 354.60 Mb | 59:02 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Traditional Jazz Combo | Label: Rhythm Tracks

Conversations involve an exchange - a giving and a receiving. The best conversations occur when the partners are really listening to each other. Jazz is conversation. Here we have five musicians one May day in Toronto, having conversations with each other. This recording was done with no rehearsal and only a few charts. What you're hearing is mostly the first or second takes. This is a rarity to hear "live" undoctored music these days. And what a treat it is to hear bassist John Lamb (former bassist for Duke Ellington) in conversation with his Canadian friends north of the border. The "North of the border" musicians all believe that jazz should be fun and you can hear them enjoying themselves with these wonderful conversations. Their music together builds a wonderful bridge across the border.
Duke Ellington - The Duke at Fargo 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition (2000) {2CD Storyville 84385-38932 1}

Duke Ellington - The Duke at Fargo 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition (2000) {2CD Storyville 84385-38932 1}
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© 1940, 2000 Storyville | 84385-38932 1
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Early Jazz

The widely heralded recordings made of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra during a 1940 concert in Fargo, ND, have been justifiably praised for their historic value as well as for the surprisingly good sound obtained by a pair of young amateur engineers with a portable disc cutter. Both the soloists and Ellington's unique-sounding blend of reeds and brass are very distinct. Some of these tracks previously appeared on the Jazz Society label, followed by a Book-of-the Month Club set, and all of them appeared on the now-defunct Vintage Jazz Classics, but this latest version tops them all for sound quality.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 228 min | 522 MB
Label: Acrobat Music | Rel: 2013

Just about anything that is released by Duke Ellington is worth hearing, but this 3 disc set is important in that it covers a period of Ellingtonia that is rarely heard; when Hodges and others left the venerable band to pursue solo careers, leaving the leader to gather new artists and new sounds. Big Band jazz was no longer the “thing” as bebop and Rhythm and Blues were the big money makers. Still The Duke kept moving forward, bringing in Clarke Terry/tp, Paul Gonsalves/ts and Louie Bellson with his double bass drums to create some new sparks.

Matthew Shipp Trio - To Duke (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at March 3, 2015
Matthew Shipp Trio - To Duke (2015)

Matthew Shipp Trio - To Duke (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:02 min | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Rogueart

Unlocking the language of an avant-garde musician like Matthew Shipp can be a tough task for those new to creative music, and also for those new to the pianist's approach. He has developed a method of music making that draws from classical music, free jazz, and the energies of electronic music. With a discography pushing into the hundreds, where to start and what to listen to is always the question. A musical detective might start with his early recordings with the saxophonists David S. Ware, Rob Brown, and Ivo Perelman, or maybe his two attention grabbing trio records Circular Temple (Infinite Zero, 1994) and Critical Mass (213 Music, 1995).

The Great Music of Duke Ellington (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Duke Ellington  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Feb. 5, 2015
The Great Music of Duke Ellington (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Duke Ellington

The Great Music of Duke Ellington (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Duke Ellington
English | Mar 1, 1985 | ISBN: 0898986346 | 143 pages | PDF | 10,1 MB
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:20 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The world of music was forever changed in 2013 with the passing of legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke. This year, Al Jarreau, famed vocalist and long-time friend of Duke, re-interprets some of Duke's renowned catalog of post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz with My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. This work also hosts a stellar blend of guest artists including Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr. John, and more, with a special appearance by George Duke on the track "Bring Me Joy" which also features Boney James.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 172:55 minutes | 8,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the benchmark records in jazz and in the Ella Fitzgerald catalog. The Duke Ellington Songbook features a wonderful selection interpreted splendidly by one of the all time great voices in music. It was the first of a series of recordings by the prolific pair. Ellington's performances both at piano and directing orchestra are outstanding. This is beautifully balanced by the sweet and luscious delivery of Fitzgerald on the classics "Take The A Train," "Solitude," "I'm Just A Lucky So and So," and "Caravan." The album featured a number of legendary performers including Paul Gonsalves, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Billy Strayhorn, Barney Kessel, Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Woodyard and many more. The Duke Ellington Songbook is a true must have for any jazz fan.

George Duke - Feel (1974)  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2013
George Duke - Feel (1974)

George Duke - Feel (1974)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk

A valued sideman, by the mid-'70s Duke would become a star and influential in his own right. For this 1974 MPS release, Frank Zappa had relinquished his studio time for Duke. The kind gesture immediately reverberated throughout jazz circles and beyond. By the time of this release, Duke's extensive resume included two stints with Zappa's Mothers of Invention as well as some time with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. Although this would be the third album under his name, Feel's eclectic mix of fusion and rock is his debut in the genre of which he'd later become a leader.