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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 704 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 302 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 284 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 489 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 220 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 - In Coventry, 1966 (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 8, 2018
Duke Ellington - In Coventry, 1966 (2018)

Duke Ellington - In Coventry, 1966 (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 379 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 MB | 01:05:31
Jazz | Label: Storyville Records

During the year of 1966 Duke Ellington was touring Europe. Duke Ellington s sacred concerts had many incarnations, more than the three on the commercial records: The First (1965), The Second (1968) and The Third (1973). At concerts Ellington often made changes in the proceedings left out some numbers, and played others, and altered the succession of numbers played. This was evidenced at Coventry Cathedral on a winter s Monday, February 21st 1966. The Coventry concert had its centerpiece in In The Beginning God , but apart from that it was no ordinary sacred concert: Two numbers, Come Sunday and Tell Me It s The Truth would have a vocal on the issued record and in other performances of A Concert of Sacred Music the previous year, but were purely instrumental here and the two numbers following In The Beginning God had no connection to a religious theme.
Duke Ellington - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4243}

Duke Ellington - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4243}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 179 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4243 | DSD remaster
Jazz / Big Band

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jazz at the Plaza Vol. II is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 at a party for Columbia Records and released on the label in 1973. The Miles Davis Sextet was also recorded at the same event and released as the first volume of Jazz at the Plaza. An intimate live session from Duke Ellington and his great late 50s orchestra – presented here at a private party hosted by Columbia Records at the Plaza Hotel in New York – at a time when Ellington was making some of his best music for the label! The tracks here are every bit on a par with Duke's late 50s gems for Columbia – and have the orchestra stepping out strongly on short numbers that maybe have a bit more swing and a bit less overall concept – as the soloist shift, and shine nicely on each tune!
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Midnight In Paris (1962/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/352,8kHz]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Midnight In Paris (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/352,8 kHz | Time - 42:17 minutes | 2,48 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:17 minutes | 921 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Midnight in Paris" is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1962 for the Columbia label. The album features performances of compositions inspired by or associated with Paris…
Duke Ellington - The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927-1973 (1999) [24CD Box Set] Repost

Duke Ellington - The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927-1973 (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
RCA, 09026633862 | ~ 7.98 or 3.19 Gb | Scans(jpg) -> 242 Mb
Jazz, Big Band, Swing

This 24-CD box, which dwarfs even most Bear Family sets in scope, is essentially everything Ellington cut for RCA-Victor over a 46-year period. There are gaps, especially after 1946 when he jumped to Columbia, but otherwise, this is all of it. One quickly discovers that, by virtue of its leader's taste, combined with the good sense of RCA-Victor's recording managers, this was a band that did little, if any, wrong on record…

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1940 Vol. 2 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 8, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1940 Vol. 2 (1995)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1940 Vol. 2 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 820)

The Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1940 may not have been as popular with the general public as that of Glenn Miller, but they were one of the great big bands of all time. The best way to acquire their music is to get all of the alternate takes, which are available through RCA/Bluebird, but the Classics series has done a fine job of reissuing all of the master takes. This particular disc has a small-group session apiece led by altoist Johnny Hodges and cornetist Rex Stewart along with nine songs from the big band. Among the gems are "In a Mellotone," "Five O'Clock Whistle," "Warm Valley" (heard twice), "Daydream," and "Linger Awhile." In addition, the four classic Jimmy Blanton-Duke Ellington bass-piano duets (which include "Pitter Panther Patter" and "Mr. J.B. Blues") are included and find Blanton sounding quite futuristic, almost like Charles Mingus 15 years later.

Duke Ellington - Ellington '55 (1955) {1999 Capitol Jazz}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 25, 2018
Duke Ellington - Ellington '55 (1955) {1999 Capitol Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Ellington '55 (1955) {1999 Capitol Jazz}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 346 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 144 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Ellington '55 is the 1955 album by Duke Ellington. This was the third of three albums Ellington recorded for Capitol Records and this was originally credited to Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra. One track features vocals, Jimmy Grissom in "Stompin' At The Savoy". This version, remastered and reissued in 1999 by Capitol Jazz, features two bonus tracks not on the original album.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (1960) [Reissue, Remastered 2004]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (1960) [Reissue, Remastered 2004]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 452 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 149 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 44 Mb
Jazz, Swing | Label: Columbia/Legacy / Sony Music, #:512919 2 | 01:04:07

Recorded in 1960, Piano in the Background's title is a bit of a misnomer. While it's true that Duke Ellington often didn't appear on his recordings at all and this one is designed to showcase a series of new arrangements for the Ellington Orchestra, it also offers the composer and bandleader as a pianist leading the band. All of the album's original nine cuts, as well as its five bonus tracks, are introduced by the man himself at the ivories, and he also takes each one out.
Duke Ellington - The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964) (2CD) (2009)

Duke Ellington - The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964) (2CD) (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 361.62 Mb + 223.23 Mb + 22.18 Mb (Scans) | 66:40 + 49:16
Swing, Big Band | Country: USA | Label: Wyastone Estate Limited / Nimbus Records - NI 2704-5

From the brief few words welcoming the Ellington band to London in February 1964 – spoken unmistakably by Steve Race – we are in for an exciting aural ride. We are also, so far as I’m aware, in for an audio representation of the Jazz 625 filmed-for-broadcast concert that Ellington gave for the BBC, though this is not mentioned in the booklet.