Duke Ellington Columbia Years

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4007~8
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Progressive Jazz

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Due to bad mike placement on stage, the original "live" album was actually a studio re-creation; the actual live performance was never issued-until now. This 2-CD set contains the complete original album and the hour-plus concert. More than 100 minutes of new music, and the whole thing's in stereo for the first time!
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Meets Count Basie (1962) {1999 Columbia Remaster}

Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Meets Count Basie (1962) {1999 Columbia Remaster}
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© 1999 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 65571
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

At first glance this collaboration should not have worked. The Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras had already been competitors for 25 years but the leaders' mutual admiration (Ellington was one of Basie's main idols) and some brilliant planning made this a very successful and surprisingly uncrowded encounter. On most selections Ellington and Basie both play piano (their interaction with each other is wonderful) and the arrangements allowed the stars from both bands to take turns soloing. "Segue in C" is the highpoint but versions of "Until I Met You," "Battle Royal" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside" are not far behind.

Duke Ellington - At The Cotton Club (2010)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 5, 2017
Duke Ellington - At The Cotton Club (2010)

Duke Ellington - At The Cotton Club (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u - 309 MB | 02:16:52
Jazz | Label: Storyville

The radio programs that made Duke Ellington famous all over America! Ellington had an engagement at the Cotton Club for five years, and he later came back a number of times. The recordings on these two CDs are from 1937, 1938, and 1939. Features eight broadcasts from the Cotton Club, one broadcast from Saturday Night Swing Club, and one broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden on April 29, 1939 made on Duke s birthday.
Duke Ellington - Jazz Violin Session (1976) [2002 Russian Limited Edition]

Duke Ellington - Jazz Violin Session (1976) [2002 Russian Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png) | 322 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Jazz | Label: Atlantic

This small group session was recorded in 1963 for Atlantic, and originally issued in 1976, two years after Duke Ellington's death. It showcases a small group that features string players in the front line. Ray Nance, the Duke's own violinist, is here as is the legendary Stephane Grappelli and violist Svend Asmussen.

Duke Ellington - The English Concert (1972) {BGO Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 17, 2017
Duke Ellington - The English Concert (1972) {BGO Records}

Duke Ellington - The English Concert (1972) {BGO Records}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 423MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 178MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing

During the 1960s and early '70s, Duke Ellington toured his orchestra all over the world, widening and broadening the scope of his travels to include as many nations as humanly possible. BGO's 1999 release, The English Concert contains music that was actually recorded at three different concerts. The first occurred at the Odeon Theatre in Bristol England on October 22, 1971; the other two performances, presumably a matinee and evening show, both took place at the Birmingham Theatre in Birmingham on October 24, 1971.

Duke Ellington - A Portrait Of Duke Ellington (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 10, 2017
Duke Ellington - A Portrait Of Duke Ellington (1997)

Duke Ellington - A Portrait Of Duke Ellington (1997)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 355 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 88 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Early Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Gallerie #Gale 405

Greatest all-round musical figure of the 20th century, who achieved monumental status as a composer, bandleader, arranger, and instrumentalist. Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards…
Duke Ellington - Welcome To The Clubs: Blue Note 1956-57, Hickory House 1957, Storyville 1959 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD005}

Duke Ellington - Welcome To The Clubs: Blue Note 1956-57, Hickory House 1957, Storyville 1959 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 005}
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© 1956-59, 2014 La Maison du Duke | MDD 005
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 Girls and Premieres 1958-1963 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 004}

Duke Ellington - The Girls and Premieres 1958-1963 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 004}
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© 1958-63, 2014 La Maison du Duke | MDD 004
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Vocal Jazz / 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 - Duke's Mood  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 30, 2017
Duke Ellington - Duke's Mood

Duke Ellington - Duke's Mood
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 343 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Rockin' Chair | Unofficial Release | Rel. Date: Unknown

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. In addition to touring year in and year out, he recorded extensively, resulting in a gigantic body of work that was still being assessed a quarter century after his death.
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 46:15 minutes | 1,28 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 46:15 minutes | 897 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1959 Verve record is a collaboration between Ellington and saxophonist Johnny Hodges. Hodges takes the lead on most of the tracks, backed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on piano and well-known jazz musicians like Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Jo Jones.