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Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 1,59 GB
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Two titans of jazz come together in a rare and highly acclaimed collaboration, recorded in 1962. At the time, Duke Ellington had been working with various veteran jazz artists of the day such as Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, but John Coltrane was half Ellington's age and not nearly as famous at the time as he was going to be. For these small group sessions, each headliner brought his own bassist and drummer, who play in various combinations on the seven songs.
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}
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© 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486270 | LP AS-30
Jazz / Post Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

The classic 1962 album Duke Ellington & John Coltrane showcased the rising jazz saxophone innovator performing alongside the long-established piano institution. While the pairing might have portended a dynamic clash of the musical generations, instead we got a casual, respectful, and musically generous meeting of like-minded souls. Similarly, while one might have assumed that Ellington would use his sidemen, instead producer Bob Thiele (who also produced similar albums for Ellington including pairings with Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins) chose to bring in Coltrane's own outfit for the proceedings.
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) [Analogue Productions 2010] PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) [Analogue Productions 2010]
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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) [Analogue Productions SACD Remastered 2010]

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) [Analogue Productions SACD Remastered 2010]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 231 Mb
Genre ~ Mainstream Jazz | Post-Bop | Piano Jazz
Label ~ Impulse!/Analogue Productions CIPJ 30 SA

For this classic encounter, Duke Ellington "sat in" with the John Coltrane Quartet for a set dominated by Ellington's songs; some performances have his usual sidemen (bassist Aaron Bell and drummer Sam Woodyard) replacing Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in the group. Although it would have been preferable to hear Coltrane play in the Duke Ellington orchestra instead of the other way around, the results are quite rewarding. ~ AllMusic
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}
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© 2007 Verve / Impulse! | 0602517486270
Jazz / Post Bop / Classical Jazz


Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}

For this classic encounter, Duke Ellington "sat in" with the John Coltrane Quartet for a set dominated by Ellington's songs; some performances have his usual sidemen (bassist Aaron Bell and drummer Sam Woodyard) replacing Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in the group. Although it would have been preferable to hear Coltrane play in the Duke Ellington orchestra instead of the other way around, the results are quite rewarding. Their version of "In a Sentimental Mood" is a high point, and such numbers as "Take the Coltrane," "Big Nick," and "My Little Brown Book" are quite memorable. Ellington always recognized talent, and Coltrane seemed quite happy to be recording with a fellow genius.
John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}

John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}
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© 1965, 2009 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920248 | LP A-95
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Saxophone

The album ASCENSION played a profoundly important role in John Coltrane's final period. Recorded in June 1965, almost exactly two years before his death, this session marks Coltrane's final stepping off point into free jazz. The album also marks a division for Coltrane's fans, as there are some that applaud his final escape from jazz tradition while others simply couldn't follow him into the great unknown.
John Coltrane / Archie Shepp - New Thing At Newport (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}

John Coltrane / Archie Shepp - New Thing At Newport (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}
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© 1965, 2009 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920392 | LP A-94
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

The jazz world was immersed in controversy in 1965 when the bands of John Coltrane and Archie Shepp appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. Coltrane's own style was undergoing constant evolution, his lines more convoluted and explosive, his sound increasingly ranging to vocal cries and metallic abrasions. He had also become a figurehead of the "avant-garde" or "New Thing," an established star who provided a public forum for younger musicians and the creative ferment largely taking place out of public hearing.
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2008}

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2008}
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© 2008 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517648975 | LP AS-40
Jazz / Standards / Vocal Jazz / Saxophone

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.
Duke Ellington - Elvin chez Duke - EuropeanTour - January 1966 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 007}

Duke Ellington - Elvin chez Duke - EuropeanTour - January 1966 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 007}
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© 1966, 2015 La Maison du Duke | MDD 007
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}

Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}
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Genre: Big Band, Swing

This album has an excellent performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra at a time when its commercial fortunes were near the bottom. The struggles however are not reflected in the music, which is full of enthusiasm and creative invention with trumpeter Clark Terry, tenorman Paul Gonsalves and trombonist Britt Woodman (on "Theme for Trambean") standing out among the many stars during a well-paced program.