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Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Washington, D.C., 29 April, 1899 - New York City, 24 May, 1974), was an American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader.

Through the ranks of Duke Ellington's Orchestra passed some of the biggest names in jazz, including Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Bubber Miley, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Harry Carney, Sonny Greer, Otto Hardwick, Clark Terry, Jimmy Blanton, Ray Nance, Paul Gonsalves, and Wellman Braud. Many musicians stayed with him for decades. And while all of them were remarkable in their own right, and they all would have probably made it into the annals of jazz history no matter who they played for, it was Ellington's genius as a composer, pianist, bandleader, celebrity personality, and, most importantly, arranger, that made them the most incredible orchestral unit in the history of jazz. His ability to write and arrange for personalities, rather than instruments, made
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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane [Vinyl]Duke Ellington & John Coltrane [Vinyl]
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A Duke Ellington Panorama
Big Band 1943
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Ellingtonia Volume 2
Big Band 1944
.. Album Cover 4.75 | 4 ratings
Black, Brown and Beige
Progressive Big Band 1944
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Mood Ellington
Big Band 1949
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Liberian Suite
Progressive Big Band 1949
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Duke Ellington's Coronets
Swing 1951
.. Album Cover 4.09 | 2 ratings
Masterpieces by Ellington
Big Band 1951
.. Album Cover 4.95 | 2 ratings
Ellington Uptown (aka Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown)
Progressive Big Band 1951
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Duke Ellington Masterpieces
Big Band 1952
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Premiered by Ellington
Big Band 1953
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Plays the Blues
Swing 1953
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The Duke Plays Ellington (aka Piano Reflections)
Swing 1954
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Dance to the Duke
Big Band 1954
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The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington
Big Band 1954
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Jazz Cocktail
Big Band 1954
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Ellington Showcase
Big Band 1955
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Duke's Mixture
Big Band 1955
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Early Ellington
Swing 1955
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Ellington '55 (aka Toast To The Duke)
Big Band 1955
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Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown
Swing 1956
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Duke: Historically Speaking (aka The Big Band Sound Of Duke Ellington aka Stomp, Look And Listen aka Duke Ellington Classics aka The Bethlehem Years, Volume I)
Big Band 1956
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Duke Ellington Presents... (aka Duke Ellington Moods aka Cottontail aka The Bethlehem Years Volume 2 aka Big Band Bounce & Boogie)
Big Band 1956
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
A Drum Is a Woman
Progressive Big Band 1957
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All-Star Road Band, Vol. 1
Swing 1957
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In a Mellotone
Big Band 1957
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Such Sweet Thunder
Progressive Big Band 1957
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The Big Band Sound Of Duke Ellington
Big Band 1957
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Ellington Indigos
Big Band 1958
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Duke Ellington's Spacemen : The Cosmic Scene
Swing 1958
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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Featuring Mahalia Jackson : Black, Brown and Beige
Big Band 1958
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Anatomy of a Murder
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1959
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Jazz Party
Big Band 1959
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At His Very Best
Big Band 1959
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Play The Blues - Back To Back (with Johnny Hodges)
Swing 1959
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Side by Side (with Johnny Hodges)
Swing 1959
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Blues in Orbit
Big Band 1960
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Piano in the Background
Big Band 1960
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
The Nutcracker Suite
Third Stream 1960
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Selections From Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 And Suite Thursday
Big Band 1960
.. Album Cover 4.45 | 2 ratings
Festival Session
Big Band 1960
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Paris Blues
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1961
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Compositions of Duke Ellington and Others
Swing 1961
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Battle Royal, The Duke Meets The Count (aka First Time! The Count Meets The Duke aka Basie Meets Ellington)
Big Band 1961
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Band Call
Big Band 1961
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Featuring Paul Gonsalves
Big Band 1962
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All American In Jazz
Big Band 1962
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (aka Incontro Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins)
Swing 1962
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Midnight in Paris (aka Ellington Fantasies aka Paris At Midnight)
Big Band 1962
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Afro-Bossa
Big Band 1963
.. Album Cover 4.40 | 10 ratings
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Hard Bop 1963
.. Album Cover 3.31 | 10 ratings
Money Jungle (with Max Roach & Charles Mingus)
Hard Bop 1963
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Piano in the Foreground
Swing 1963
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The Symphonic Ellington
Big Band 1963
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Plays With The Original Motion Picture Score Mary Poppins
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1964
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My People
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1964
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Treasury Of Jazz No. 58 ( 1940 - 42 )
Big Band 1965
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Concert in the Virgin Islands
Big Band 1965
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Will Big Bands Ever Come Back?
Big Band 1965
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Ellington '65 (Hits Of The 60's)
Big Band 1965
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The Popular Duke Ellington (aka Pure Gold aka Duke Ellington(AMIGA))
Big Band 1966
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Ellington '66
Big Band 1966
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Rare Duke Ellington Masterpieces
Big Band 1966
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– 1946
Big Band 1966
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Duke Ellington's Far East Suite
Big Band 1967
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That Everlastin' Duke Ellington
Big Band 1967
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...and His Mother Called Him Bill
Big Band 1968
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Second Sacred Concert
Jazz Related Gospel 1968
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Monologue
Swing 1969
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"North Of The Border" In Canada (aka Collages)
Progressive Big Band 1969
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New World A'Coming / Harlem / The Golden Broom And The Green Apple
Big Band 1970
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Duke's Fabulous Recordings
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1970
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Orchestral Works
Third Stream 1970
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New Orleans Suite
Big Band 1971
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Latin American Suite
Big Band 1972
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Piano Reflections
Swing 1972
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It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Big Band 1973
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Take The A Train
Big Band 1973
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Duke's Big 4
Swing 1974
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The Pianist
Swing 1974
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He's Mr.Edward Kennedy
Big Band 1974
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Ellington 59
Big Band 1974
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Love You Madly
Big Band 1974
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Autumn Leaves
Big Band 1974
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Recollections Of The Big Band Era
Big Band 1974
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1939-40
Big Band 1974
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The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse
Big Band 1975
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This One's for Blanton!
Swing 1975
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Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session
Third Stream 1976
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Ellington Suites
Big Band 1976
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Intimate Ellington
Swing 1977
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The Works Of Duke, Integrale Volume 21
Big Band 1977
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Duke Ellington Y Su Orquesta
Swing 1977
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Plays Duke Ellington
Big Band 1978
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The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 1 - 1946
Big Band 1978
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The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 2 - 1946
Big Band 1978
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The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 3: 1946
Big Band 1978
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The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 4 - 1947
Big Band 1978
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The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 5 - 1947
Big Band 1978
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Suite Thursday - Controversial Suite - Harlem Suite
Third Stream 1979
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Unknown Session
Swing 1979
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Up in Duke's Workshop
Big Band 1979
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Three Black Kings "World Premiere Recording"
Third Stream 1980
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Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1981
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Duke Ellington Á Lá Charlie Norman Featuring Lee Gaines : Sophisticated Lady
Swing 1981
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The Girl's Suite And The Perfume Suite
Big Band 1982
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ivie Anderson ‎: Jump For Joy
Big Band 1982
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One Night Stand With Duke Ellington At The Steel
Big Band 1983
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Happy Reunion
Big Band 1985
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The Intimacy of the Blues
Swing 1986
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The Private Collection, Vol. 1: Studio Sessions: Chicago 1956
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection, Vol. 3: Studio Sessions, New York, 1962
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection, Volume 4: Studio Sessions, New York, 1963
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection Vol. 5: The Suites, New York 1968 & 1970
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1987
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The Private Collection Vol. 7 : Studio Sessions 1957 & 1962
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection, Vol. 8: Studio Sessions, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967 - San Francisco, Chicago, New York
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection, Vol. 9: Studio Sessions, New York, 1968
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection, Vol. 10: Studio Sessions, New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971
Big Band 1987
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The Feeling of Jazz
Big Band 1988
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Duke Ellington, American Composers Orchestra, Maurice Peress ‎: Four Symphonic Works By Duke Ellington
Third Stream 1989
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Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year
Big Band 1991
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Ellington: Never Before Released Recordings (1965-1972)
Big Band 1991
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Duke Ellington Playing The Blues 1927-1939
Swing 1991
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Happy Go Lucky Local
Big Band 1993
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The Jaywalker
Big Band 2004
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The Original Recordings That Inspired the Broadway Hit After Midnight
Big Band 2014
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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra : The Conny Plank Session
Big Band 2015
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An Intimate Piano Session
Swing 2017

DUKE ELLINGTON EPs & splits

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At Newport (with Buck Clayton All-Stars)
Big Band 1956
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The Birth Of Big Band Jazz (with Fletcher Henderson)
Big Band 1957
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Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie And Their Orchestras
Big Band 1965
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Duke Ellington: Suite From The River / Toshiro Mayuzumi: Essay for String Orchestra (The Louisville Orchestra/Akira Endo)
Third Stream 1983

DUKE ELLINGTON live albums

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Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall
Swing 1947
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From The Blue Note: Chicago 1952
Big Band 1952
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Seattle Concert
Swing 1954
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Ellington At Newport
Big Band 1957
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Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque
Swing 1958
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Newport 1958
Big Band 1958
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Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra And Soloists (aka It's Duke Ellington aka etc,etc)
Big Band 1958
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At The Cotton Club (Camden)
Big Band 1959
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Live at the Blue Note
Swing 1959
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The Royal Concert of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra (Volume 2)
Big Band 1959
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Duke Ellington / Bobby Hackett : Jazz Concert
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1962
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In A Magenta Haze
Big Band 1965
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The Duke At Tanglewood
Big Band 1966
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Duke Ellington's Concert Of Sacred Music
Jazz Related Gospel 1966
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Antibes Concert (aka Duke Ellington At The Côte d'Azur aka The Second Big Band Sound Of Duke Ellington)
Swing 1966
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Soul Call
Progressive Big Band 1967
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Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits (aka The Duke Lives On)
Big Band 1967
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Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert
Big Band 1970
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At The Cotton Club
Big Band 1971
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Duke Ellington (aka Live in Poland (1971))
Big Band 1971
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His Most Important Second War Concert (aka Carnegie Hall Concert 1943 aka Take The A Train)
Big Band 1971
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Togo Brava Suite (aka The English Concert)
Big Band 1972
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Ellington On The Air (aka Harlem Speaks aka Sessions 1937/1940 aka At Southland / At The Cotton Club aka Volume III aka Duke Ellington)
Big Band 1973
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Jazz at the Plaza Volume II
Big Band 1973
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Yale Concert
Big Band 1973
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The Great Paris Concert (aka The Art Of Duke Ellington / The Great Paris Concert)
Big Band 1973
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The Duke Is On The Air
Big Band 1974
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A Date With The Duke Vol 8 1945-46
Big Band 1974
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Cotton Club 1938 - Volume 2
Big Band 1975
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Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert
Big Band 1975
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Eastbourne Performance
Big Band 1975
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Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 2
Big Band 1975
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The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World
Big Band 1975
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Concert At Carnegie Hall
Big Band 1976
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At Carnegie Hall
Big Band 1976
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An Evening With The Duke
Big Band 1977
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At Carnegie Hall December 11, 1943
Big Band 1977
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The Carnegie Hall Concerts (December 1947)
Big Band 1977
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The Carnegie Hall Concerts - January 1943
Big Band 1977
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The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts #3 - January, 1946
Big Band 1977
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Carnegie Hall Concerts December 1944
Big Band 1977
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At Fargo, 1940: Live
Big Band 1978
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Ellington Moods (Jazz Legacy 11)
Big Band 1978
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The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 3
Big Band 1978
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The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 4
Big Band 1978
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The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 5
Big Band 1978
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Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1948 - Vol. 1
Big Band 1979
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Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1949 - Vol. 4
Big Band 1979
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Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue
Swing 1979
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Duke Ellington At The Cotton Club 1938
Big Band 1980
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Duke Ellington at Tanglewood.Vol 1
Swing 1980
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Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges / Cootie Williams / Cat Anderson : I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 12
Big Band 1980
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Duke Ellington At Tanglewood Volume 2 July 15, 1956
Swing 1980
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Paris Jazz Party
Big Band 1981
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West Coast Tour
Big Band 1982
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All Star Road Band
Big Band 1983
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Octet - Famed Fieldcup Concert
Big Band 1983
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Jam-A-Ditty
Big Band 1984
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S.R.O.
Big Band 1985
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Harlem
Big Band 1985
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All Star Road Band Volume 2
Big Band 1985
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The 1953 Pasadena Concert
Big Band 1985
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Reflections In Ellington
Big Band 1985
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Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume One,1943
Big Band 1985
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Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Two, 1943
Big Band 1985
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In the Uncommon Market
Big Band 1986
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Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Three, 1943
Big Band 1986
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Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Four, 1943-1945
Big Band 1986
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The Duke 'Live' In Santa Monica Volume 1
Big Band 1987
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The Duke 'Live' In Santa Monica Volume 2
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection Vol. 2 : Dance Concerts, California 1958
Big Band 1987
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The Private Collection Vol. 6 : Dance Dates, California 1958
Big Band 1987
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Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Five, 1943-1945
Big Band 1987
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Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Six, 1945
Big Band 1987
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Transblucency
Big Band 1989
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Live at the Newport Jazz Festival '59
Big Band 1989
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Live at the Whitney
Swing 1995
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New York Concert
Big Band 1995
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Ellington At Newport Complete
Big Band 1999
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Duke Ellington at the Alhambra
Big Band 2002
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The Famous Berlin Concert 1959
Big Band 2013
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The Treasury Shows Vol.18
Big Band 2014
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Welcome To The Clubs: Blue Note 1956-57, Hickory House 1957, Storyville 1959
Big Band 2014
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The Treasury Shows Vol. 19
Big Band 2015
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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra : Rotterdam 1969
Big Band 2016
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Live at the Opernhaus Cologne 1969
Big Band 2016
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Three Black Kings
Third Stream 2017

DUKE ELLINGTON demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

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On The Air 38/39
Big Band 1975

DUKE ELLINGTON re-issues & compilations

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This Is Duke Ellington
Big Band 1952
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Duke Ellington's Greatest
Big Band 1954
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The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington
Big Band 1954
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The Best Of Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
Big Band 1961
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Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn : Great Times! (aka Archive Of Jazz Volume 31 aka Swing Masters Cottontail)
Swing 1963
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Greatest Hits (aka In Memoriam aka Duke Ellington's Hits Recorded Live In Concert)
Big Band 1968
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Pretty Woman
Big Band 1968
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This is Duke Ellington (2LP)
Big Band 1971
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Primping For The Prom
Big Band 1973
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The World Of Duke Ellington
Big Band 1974
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The World Of Duke Ellington Volume 2
Big Band 1975
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Carnegie Hall December 11th 1943
Big Band 1978
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Take the Holiday Train
Big Band 1980
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One Night Stand With Duke Ellington At The Steel
Big Band 1983
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Duke 56/62 (Vol. II)
Big Band 1984
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The Indispensable Duke Ellington Volumes 7/8 (1941-1942)
Big Band 1984
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Duke Ellington & Friends
Big Band 1987
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Black, Brown & Beige (The 1944-1946 Band Recordings)
Big Band 1988
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Sophisticated Lady
Big Band 1989
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Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits
Big Band 1989
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Indigos
Big Band 1990
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The Blanton–Webster Band (aka Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band)
Big Band 1990
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The Chronological Classics, 1924-1927
Big Band 1990
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The Chronogical Classics: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1927 - 1928
Big Band 1990
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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928
Big Band 1990
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1928-1929
Big Band 1990
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Reminiscing In Tempo
Big Band 1991
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Duke Ellington: Solos, Duets, and Trios
Big Band 1991
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The Chronological Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1931-1932
Big Band 1991
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1933-1935
Big Band 1992
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1932-33
Big Band 1992
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1936-1937
Big Band 1992
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1938
Big Band 1993
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The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1938-1939
Big Band 1994
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1939
Big Band 1994
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The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1939-1940
Big Band 1994
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1939, vol. 2
Big Band 1995
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1941
Big Band 1995
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The Esssential Duke Ellington
Big Band 1996
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The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings: 1927-1973
Big Band 1999
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The Best Of The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RcaVictor Recordings (1927-1973)
Big Band 1999
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Recordings from 1928-1945
Swing 1999
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1946
Big Band 1999
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Chronological 1946 - 1947
Big Band 1999
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The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1947
Big Band 1999
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The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1947-1948
Big Band 2000
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Afro Bossa + Concert In The Virgin Islands
Big Band 2000
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Love Songs
Big Band 2001
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The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1949-1950
Big Band 2001
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1950
Big Band 2001
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The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1950-1951
Big Band 2002
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1951
Big Band 2003
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1952
Big Band 2003
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Duke Ellington, Volume 1 - Mrs. Clinkscales To The Cotton Club (1926-1929)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2005
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Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936–1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions
Swing 2006
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The Duke Box 1940-1949
Big Band 2006
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Three Mid-Fifties Classic Albums and More: Historically Speaking - The Duke / Duke Ellington Presents / Ellington 55
Big Band 2008
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Carnegie Hall Concerts (1943-1947)
Big Band 2010
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At the Cotton Club
Big Band 2011
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Duke Ellington In Grand Company
Big Band 2013
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Duke Ellington/Benny Goodman : Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol.17
Big Band 2014
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La Chanson de Duke
Big Band 2015

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DUKE ELLINGTON Reviews

DUKE ELLINGTON An Intimate Piano Session

Album · 2017 · Swing
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Although Duke Ellington has always been highly acclaimed for his composing, arranging and band leadership, you rarely hear much about his piano playing, possibly because there are not that many recordings available that highlight his skills at the keyboard. That unfortunate situation has been somewhat alleviated recently with this latest release of Ellington archival recordings called “An Intimate Piano Session”, which features Duke, mostly by himself on a grand piano, playing tunes that we don’t hear too often from him. Ellington was not a particularly flashy or technical player, but what he plays is often far more interesting than those who might have greater technical skills. In a recent interview, modern piano maverick Matthew Shipp pointed out that as a developing pianist he avoided the 70s triumvirate of Corea, Jarrett and Hancock, and instead focused on earlier players such as Ellington. No doubt Sun Ra’s path less traveled also revealed a strong Duke influence too.

Some of the best cuts on this CD come with the first four tracks. Here we hear the Ellington harmonic formula; ragtime, blues and stride piano mixed with mid-20th century concert hall music, particularly Debussy and Delius. This mix of blues and elegant impressionism became the predominate musical language of the 20th century, and for much of the current century as well. There are many more great cuts on here, particularly a very moving “Melancholia”, and “New World A-Comin”, which shows Duke at his most extravagant and technically flashy as he seems to be channeling piano virtuosos like Rachmaninoff and Chopin. There are couple cuts that feature vocalists Anita Moore and Tony Watkins. Of these two singers, Moore comes across better, as Watkin’s overly dramatic and operatic tenor sounds like period kitsch in today’s scene. This CD closes with a few cuts that feature Ellington on piano with organist Wild Bill Davis and a small rhythm section. Of these cuts, “The Lake” is sublime Latin exotica, but the rest are hardly essential.

There are a couple cuts on here that could have been left off, track 7 and 17 are unexplainable little song segments that serve very little purpose if any. The version of “Satin Doll” features Duke’s well known rap about finger snapping, possibly amusing if you never heard it before, but most long time Ellington fans have heard this routine a hundred times by now. Also, most of the tracks on “An Intimate Piano Session” are not polished performances, Duke stumbles here and there and attempts things he can’t quite pull off, but really good jazz isn’t necessarily about polish, Also, there is a noticeable tape slip on the second take of “Lotus Blossom”. Overall, this is a good CD that provides valuable insight into Ellington’s harmonic language on the piano, but with a little editing, it could be even better.

DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington, Volume 1 - Mrs. Clinkscales To The Cotton Club (1926-1929)

Boxset / Compilation · 2005 · Classic (1920s) Jazz
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The lengthy title to “Duke Ellington: Mrs Clinkscales to the Cotton Club Volume 1 1926-1929” pretty much tells you what you will find on here, or does it? Actually, despite the misleading title, this massive collection of music contains many tracks from 1924 and 1925, when Ellington was part of The Washingtonians. You would think the producers of this CD would be proud of this, as many Ellington collections don’t go back that far. Why they got part of the title wrong remains a mystery, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is a great collection of music that often sells for a reasonable price. If you are wondering about the rest of the title, Mrs Clinkscales is the unlikely name of the piano teacher who set young Duke on his musical journey, and the Cotton Club is where Duke will find fame in the early 30s.

Late 20s jazz is a style you rarely hear from anymore. Other early jazz styles such as Dixieland, swing and New Orleans have so many revivals and re-constitutions that they have never really left us, but the high octane exuberant nature of 20s jazz makes it hard to incorporate into other styles. The late 20s was also a time of experimentation, with arrangers staying on top of the latest developments in concert hall compositions, as well as developing some tricks of their own. Although as his career will develop, Ellington will become a master of cool and sophisticated music, in the late 20s, his compositions matched the high speed tempos and bright major key tonalities of his contemporaries. In fact, as you listen to this collection chronologically, you can hear Ellington begin to introduce his slinky minor key noire sounds when songs like “East St Louis Toodle Oo” and “Black and Tan Fantasy” start to show up. As jazz began to change in the 30s, those relaxed minor key melodies stayed in the Ellington set, while the more ‘20s’ sounding fare got left behind.

Lots of good tracks on here, if you looking for the numbers with imaginative arrangements; CD 1 has “I’m Gonna Hang Around My Sugar” and CD 2 has “Hop Head”, “Washington Wobble” and Jubilee Stomp”. CD3 has “Hot and Bothered”and CD 4 has “Tiger Rag”. If you have any curiosity about late 20s jazz, this is a great place to start. For Ellington fans, this is a chance to hear the Duke in a style that he (or anyone else) never returned to.

DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington At Newport

Live album · 1957 · Big Band
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This review concerns the original version of "Duke Ellington and His Orchestra at Newport", which mostly consists of tracks done in a studio after the concert, with crowd noise added later in an attempt to make people believe they were hearing the actual recording of Ellington's performance at Newport in 1956. The real live recording was finally released in 1999, which makes this previous phony live album somewhat pointless now. If you don't already know the story, this is how all this happened.

Ellington’s performance at Newport in 56 was a smash success that turned around his lagging career and inspired so much enthusiasm that the concert almost ended in a riot of sorts. Eager to get a recording of this concert out to the public, Ellington discovered that the concert recording was marred by sloppy playing, and even worse, key solos had been played into the wrong microphones and barely recorded at all. Quickly Ellington pulled together another rehearsal and had the entire concert re-recorded fresh in the studio, except for the one piece that had gotten the crowd to its feet, “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue”. That one piece had featured a lengthy solo by Paul Gonsalves that Ellington wanted to preserve as is, even though you could barely hear Gonsalves at times because he was pointed towards the wrong mic.

When “Ellington at Newport” hit the shelves in 57, everyone assumed that was an actual recording of the Duke’s big comeback and the story could have ended there, but many decades later, someone miraculously discovered the tapes picked up by the “wrong microphone” (it was for a taping to be played over seas), all of a sudden the original concert was back again. To say this was one of the biggest musicological finds of the 20th century is practically an understatement. Next came the painstaking task of matching the various tapes together, but new developments in digital technology finally allowed the entire concert to be released in fairly good sounding stereo.

So in 1999 the complete “Ellington at Newport” was released with the entire 56 concert intact, as well as Ellington’s studio remake of the concert that had been the original album. Its fun to compare the two versions, the studio recording is tighter and more polished, but the live recording has so much energy and raw enthusiasm. Some sloppiness in the live recording is pretty bad, such as Johnny Hodges mangled opening note glide on “I Got it Bad”, but overall, the live recordings have more life than the studio ones.

Since the expanded complete version also contains the studio recordings that were used for the fake live album, is there any point in owning the original album at all. Possibly the best future for this album will be as a true oddity for those who like to collect oddities, because this original album is the only one that has the studio versions with fake 'liveness' added on. Possibly there is some sort of humorous camp value there. The recording of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue", in particular" gets fairly comical with lots of added on crowd noise pulled from other parts of the recording. You almost expect someone to enter this musique concrete monstrosity and start saying 'number nine' over and over.

DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits (aka The Duke Lives On)

Live album · 1967 · Big Band
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Calling the album in question here, “Duke Ellngton’s Greatest Hits”, might have been an attempt to make it more appealing and increase sales, but it is very misleading as this is not a collection of old original studio recordings, but is actually a live concert recorded some time in 1963, while the band was on tour in Europe. Sure the band covers a lot of their old favorites, but that was true of almost any Ellington concert over the years. Actually, if this record had been labeled as the live concert it really is, that would have helped sales more than the bogus “greatest hiits” tag. Ellington 'best of' albums are a dime a dozen and most Ellington fans don’t need one more re-packaging of studio recordings they already own, but they would probably be a lot more interested if they knew that this is an excellent live recording that shows the band to be in top form as they play some old favorites, but in ways that differ significantly from the originals.

Ellington was known for not playing tunes the same way twice, and that is apparent as you re-visit many of these well known songs. “Satin Doll”, and “Creole Love Call” are tossed off rather quickly and they don’t even play the recognizable main melody to “Love Call”. On the other hand, “Black and Tan Fantasy” is stretched out with more space at the end for the clarinet(s). Another top track is “Pyramid”, a real gem in that Ellington exotic pseudo-African style that influenced many, from Sun Ra to Les Baxter. All of the remaining tracks are good because the band sounds particularly cohesive and in tune with each other. I would guess that a lot of the good vibes come from the fact that the band was touring Europe where they were likely to get treated better than in the states. The band sounds relaxed and happy and all the subtle colors that the Ellington band is capable of sound very rich and delicate. It seems playing for a European audience really brings out the influence of French impressionism in the Ellington ensemble sound.

Unfortunately, this record has slid into obscurity and is mostly ignored and forgotten, most likely because of the misleading ‘greatest hits’ title. If you are an Ellington fan and can find this vinyl in good shape, pick it up, you won’t be disappointed. The recorded sound on here is excellent, and the band is in very good form, the ensemble tone colors are superb. This is a hidden gem in the vast Ellington discography, where good things can easily be lost and forgotten.

DUKE ELLINGTON Money Jungle (with Max Roach & Charles Mingus)

Album · 1963 · Hard Bop
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“Money Jungle” is one of those albums where you should get the much shorter original version. Later versions include a lot of songs that were not good enough to make the original album, and when you hear them, you can hear why they were left off. It really weakens the impact of the entire album to have these lesser cuts added back on. Putting Ellington with Roach and Mingus was a risky experiment to begin with, and it works occasionally, so why expose the moments that it doesn’t click so well by including tracks that were originally deemed not up to grade, it really makes no sense. Having said that, this review will deal mostly with the original cuts.

Apparently this was a fairly stormy session with Mingus walking out at one point, due to frustration with Max, only to return when Duke persuaded him to return. Things came to a head while recording the title track, you can hear the aggressive frustration, and for some reason this is the track that leads off the album. This track is a bit chaotic, with Mingus way too loud and Duke slamming the piano, and its also one of those tracks where Duke doesn’t seem to totally fit with the world of Mingus and Roach. All three of these musicians are experimenters by nature, but the grooves that Roach and Mingus laid down on here were rooted in modern free ranging hard bop. Hard bop piano is based on a modern RnB language, and Duke didn’t play much RnB, much less 50-60s style RnB. He does his best to fit his style to theirs, but sometimes the in-congruency is evident.

Despite the problems, there are some excellent cuts on here. This is probably one of the most intense versions of “Caravan” you will ever hear, with lots of interesting rhythmic change-ups and one of the best “out there” solos you will hear from Ellington. Exotic ballad “Fleuritte Africaine” is a jewel, pretty in places, and slippery and abstract at times, it features great interplay between Mingus and Ellington. “Wig Wise” is a good grooving composition by Ellington, and the band sounds very coherent on this one. On the less than excellent side of things, "Very Special" is a blues that never really takes off. The remaining two cuts on the original album are two well known Duke ballads, they are well played, but come across as filler due to the fact that Duke practically plays them by himself, and better versions already existed.

So there you have it, the original LP isn’t too bad, an odd experiment in combining styles that works sometimes, but then enter the ‘completion-istas’ who can’t leave well enough alone and we get all these extra tracks that probably should have remained on the cutting floor. Most of these tracks involve some sort of unremarkable blues jam that highlights the three musician’s differences more than their sames. Of the extras, "REM Blues" is probably the best of the lot.

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Money Jungle is not big band. Probably bop.

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