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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928-1929 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 20, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928-1929 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928-1929 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 559)

The main change for the Duke Ellington Orchestra during this period was that the increasingly unreliable Bubber Miley (an alcoholic) was fired by Ellington in January 1929 and quickly replaced by Cootie Williams. Otherwise, the personnel was stable, featuring trombonist Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, altoist Johnny Hodges, and clarinetist Barney Bigard as key soloists along with trumpeters Miley, Arthur Whetsol, and Freddie Jenkins. Most of the selections from this era border on the classic, with highlights including Miley's spot on "Bandanna Babies," "I Must Have That Man," "Harlemania," and a two-part version of "Tiger Rag."

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 319 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 550)

During 1928, the main stars of Duke Ellington's orchestra (in addition to the leader/pianist/composer/arranger) were trumpeter Bubber Miley, trombonist Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, clarinetist Barney Bigard, and (starting in June) altoist Johnny Hodges. All of the master takes (including ones for different labels) are being reissued in the Classics series. This disc is highlighted by "Black Beauty" (particularly Ellington's solo piano version), the heated "Hot and Bothered" (featuring guest guitarist Lonnie Johnson and singer Baby Cox), "Louisiana," and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love." Two songs feature singer Ozie Ware backed by a small combo taken from Ellington's big band. This CD has plenty of timeless classics, most of which are also available in other reissue programs.
Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 30:33 minutes | 588 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2004, originally from Midland, Ontario, located near Georgian Bay. Their new album, produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins), "Uncle, Duke & The Chief" is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. In the Ruffians case that meant shedding some of their more arty influences (the Pixies, Talking Heads) and reconnecting with the sounds they first heard on their parents turntables as kids: Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and pre-psychedelic Beatles. It s about going back to the deepest, most satisfying itch to scratch, says lead singer Luke Lalonde. And in doing so, the album takes you back to a time when the Ruffians sounded less like a band and more like a gang, raising a wild ruckus and speaking in telepathic tongues.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 15, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 542)

As usual with the Classics series, the music on this CD is released complete and in chronological order, covering the music originally released by several record labels but without including alternate takes. In the case of Duke Ellington, because he would frequently record the same song slightly rearranged on several occasions for different companies, there are multiple versions of some titles on this CD, but the alternate versions that he made for the labels have been left out. During the very important period covered by this disc, the Duke Ellington Orchestra (having recently found their sound) was hired by the Cotton Club as the house band and they hit the big time…

Hound Dog Blues: Duke's Doggone Last Ride Home, a Memoir of Life and Loss  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 12, 2018
Hound Dog Blues: Duke's Doggone Last Ride Home, a Memoir of Life and Loss

Hound Dog Blues: Duke's Doggone Last Ride Home, a Memoir of Life and Loss by Peg Stomierowski Gould
English | August 25th, 2017 | ASIN: B07965K3HZ, ISBN: 1504377508, 1504377494 | 142 pages | EPUB | 9.06 MB

Nothing makes author Peg Gould smile like seeing Duke, her iron hulk of a dog, bound into the enclosed fields of the dog park near home with true hound-dog swagger, tail held high and wagging wildly. His velvety black hair and droopy jowls often are noticed and appreciated by onlookers as though they were sighting Elvis himself.
Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [Analogue Productions '2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:46 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front cover | 897 MB

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.

Duke Pearson - Profile (1959) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 11, 2018
Duke Pearson - Profile (1959) [Reissue 2007]

Duke Pearson - Profile (1959) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-7065)

By the time Columbus Calvin Pearson Jr. arrived in New York in early 1959, he had studied piano, mellophone, baritone, trumpet, and bass. Although best known for his innovative arrangements for Blue Note, he was a pianist at heart, and Profile, recorded within the demanding context of the trio, was his first album as a leader. This is fine, mellow music that makes you feel good. "Like Someone in Love" is a bit up-tempo. "Black Coffee" is a slower composition that captures the need to shake off early-morning cobwebs. "Taboo" is mystical, with the introduction and bridge in different, yet completely complementary tempos…

Duke Pearson - The Right Touch (1967) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 10, 2018
Duke Pearson - The Right Touch (1967) {Blue Note}

Duke Pearson - The Right Touch (1967) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Duke Pearson rises to the challenge of writing for an all-star octet (with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Garnett Brown, altoist James Spaulding, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, bassist Gene Taylor, drummer Grady Tate, and the leader/pianist), contributing colorful frameworks and consistently challenging compositions. The set is full of diverse melodies (the CD reissue has a previously unissued take of "Los Malos Hombres") played by a variety of distinctive soloists; many of these songs deserve to be revived. This is one of the finest recordings of Duke Pearson's career.

Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)  Music

Posted by El Misha at Feb. 9, 2018
Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)

Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)
Alternative Rock | WEB FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 30:28 | 190 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Yep Roc Records | Tracks: 9 | Rls.date: 2018

Born Ruffians have launched new album 'Uncle, Duke & The Chief'. The three-piece went into the studio last year, eager to lay down material prompted by the turbulent times around them. From songs prompted by the death of David Bowie to something rather more personal, 'Uncle, Duke & The Chief' is billed as a broad, creative return. Out on February 16th, new cut 'Forget Me' is online now, a mellifluous and highly cerebral piece of pop music.“It’s about how the light is something that you should embrace and feel okay going towards it,” Luke Lalonde says. “We’re all doing this together, we’re all on the exact same path—it’s just that some of us are ahead of others.”

Duke Ellington - Original Album Series (2009) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 9, 2018
Duke Ellington - Original Album Series (2009) Repost

Duke Ellington - Original Album Series (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Rhino Records, 8122 79834 5 | ~ 1179 or 469 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 18 Mb
Jazz / Big Band

The five-disc, 2009 Duke Ellington collection Original Album Series brings together a handful of the legendary bandleader's 1960s albums. Included here are Will Big Bands Ever Come Back?, Jazz Violin Sessions, Mary Poppins, Ellington '65, and Ellington '66. Although these albums found Ellington attempting to compete in the post-swing rock & roll era with a more commercial sound, they are still great jazz albums that should appeal to most Ellington fanatics.