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The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015) [Official Digital Download]

The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 37:56 minutes | 381 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Just barely 20 at the time, pianist George Duke made his recording debut with a straight-ahead quartet also including the obscure bass trumpeter David Simmons, bassist John Heard and drummer George Walker. This was one of Duke's very few all-standards sets, and he proved to be a fine hard bop/soul-jazz pianist; unfortunately, that phase would not last long. Highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Jeannine" and "Secret Love." But by the time the pianist recorded his second date as a leader three years later, this particular George Duke would be history.

Oxbow - Thin Black Duke (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 26, 2017
Oxbow - Thin Black Duke (2017)

Oxbow - Thin Black Duke (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:38:58 | 89 Mb
Avant-Garde Rock, Experimental, Blues Rock, Art-Punk | Label: Hydra Head Records

The Bay Area band Oxbow have been putting out noisy, experimental rock music and putting on intense and confrontational live shows since 1989; frontman Eugene Robinson probably still holds the informal “toughest man in underground rock” championship. But it’s been a solid decade now since the band put out their last album, 2007’s The Narcotic Story. So it’s very cool to learn that Oxbow will return this spring with a new LP called Thin Black Duke. Just like Oxbow’s other records, this one promises to be equally influenced by classical music and mash-your-face hardcore.

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:09
Modern Electric Blues, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Sweetspot | # 6602

Vocalist/cornet player Al Basile's longtime friend Duke Robillard gets front cover billing, as well he should, as co-producer and guitarist on this impressive outing. The album, Basile's fifth, was even recorded at the guitarist's Pawtucket, RI studio called the Mood Room, hence the album's title. Musically, it's a combination of old-school R&B ("Baby Sister," "Be a Woman"), swamp-tinged rock & roll ("I'm in a Mood"), mid-tempo, Chuck Berry styled groovers ("Coffee and Cadillacs"), grinding blues ("Picked to Click") and even a jump blues throwback to the duo's Roomful of Blues days ("She's on the Mainline"). Robillard keeps the sound full yet stripped down – most of the tracks feature a standard three-piece – bass/drums/guitar setup – which leaves space for Basile's sly vocals and snappy lyrics. Basile, a teacher and fiction author who also has a Master's degree in creative writing, not surprisingly crafts lyrics that are far more imaginative and original than most blues artists'. But they never detract from these melodies that glide along sparked by Robillard's tasty licks.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 Daniels (Dan Clark) - Duke Daniels (1997) {Felix Culpa Music}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 12, 2017
Duke Daniels (Dan Clark) - Duke Daniels (1997) {Felix Culpa Music}

Duke Daniels (Dan Clark) - Duke Daniels (EP) (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 170 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Folk, Rock, Country | Label: Felix Culpa Music

Duke Daniels is not a solo artist, but rather an alias for singer/songwriter Dan Clark and his bandmates. Led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Clark, Duke Daniels is one of southern California's best new country rock bands. With Clark's baritone vocals accompanied by Geoffrey Moore on guitar, Larry Aberman on drums, Byron Thomas on keyboards and Nick Sample, the son of jazz bassist Joe Sample, on bass, Duke Daniels continues to build on their roots-oriented sound.

Duke Garwood - Garden of Ashes (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 7, 2017
Duke Garwood - Garden of Ashes (2017)

Duke Garwood - Garden of Ashes (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:42:02 | 220 Mb
Blues Rock, Folk Experimental | Label: Heavenly Recordings

The sort of album you can imagine Leonard Cohen making if still with us,or even Lucinda Williams.A blissfully laid back album as Duke's sofly spoken lyrics of dread are almost enough to make you feel sleepy.This won't start any parties,but for those quiet moments of contemplation it's excellent.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 557 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 366 Mb | Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 - Jazz Party in Stereo (1959) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 4, 2017
Duke Ellington - Jazz Party in Stereo (1959) Repost

Duke Ellington - Jazz Party in Stereo (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 719 | ~ 296 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Jazz

This most unusual Duke Ellington record includes two selections featuring nine symphonic percussionists on timpani, vibes, marimbas, and xylophones. Dizzy Gillespie makes a historic appearance with Ellington's orchestra on "U.M.M.G."…

George and Marina: Duke and Duchess of Kent [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at April 4, 2017
George and Marina: Duke and Duchess of Kent [Audiobook]

Christopher Warwick, Gildart Jackson (Narrator), "George and Marina: Duke and Duchess of Kent"
ASIN: B06WGSL52M, ISBN: 1515967891 | 2017 | MP3@64 kbps | ~07:25:00 | 214 MB

Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 3, 2017
Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}

Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 272MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing, Gospel

Though Duke Ellington called his first concert of sacred music "the most important thing I've ever done," it might have been more accurately called the most controversial thing he had ever done – even more so than the so-called "Controversial Suite." The year was 1965; institutions of all kinds, including organized religion, were under fire; even Time magazine dared to run a cover with the legend "Is God Dead?" In response to progressive members of the clergy, jazz musicians like Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Vince Guaraldi, and a bit later, Dave Brubeck took up the challenge of fusing Christian texts with jazz – and no project had a higher profile, nor drew more fire, than Ellington's.