DUKE ELLINGTON

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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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Masterpieces By EllingtonMasterpieces By Ellington
Legacy 2010
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The Essential Duke EllingtonThe Essential Duke Ellington
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Ellington UptownEllington Uptown
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Ellington At Newport 1956Ellington At Newport 1956
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Blues In OrbitBlues In Orbit
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The Complete Ellington IndigosThe Complete Ellington Indigos
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Black, Brown and Beige by Duke Ellington (CD, Feb-2008, Columbia (USA)) Black, Brown and Beige by Duke Ellington (CD, Feb-2008, Columbia (USA)) USD $5.99 (0 bids)
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78 RPM 10 78 RPM 10" Record Duke Ellington Sultry Sunset & Jam A Ditty Musicraft 466 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1h 33m
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DUKE ELLINGTON: The Cosmic Scene LP (Mono, 6-eye original, 2 clear taped seams) DUKE ELLINGTON: The Cosmic Scene LP (Mono, 6-eye original, 2 clear taped seams) USD $18.00 Buy It Now 1h 39m
Duke Ellington Masters of Jazz CD Duke Ellington Masters of Jazz CD USD $1.31 (0 bids)
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Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Duke Ellington, 1970 Jazz LP, VG+ Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Duke Ellington, 1970 Jazz LP, VG+ USD $4.50 Buy It Now 1h 58m
DUKE ELLINGTON 1963 20TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY    -   IMPORT JAZZ CD - NEW DUKE ELLINGTON 1963 20TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY - IMPORT JAZZ CD - NEW USD $7.49 Buy It Now 1h 58m
The Very Best of Count Basie & Duke Ellington NEW factory sealed 2 CD box set The Very Best of Count Basie & Duke Ellington NEW factory sealed 2 CD box set USD $11.95 Buy It Now 1h 59m
Duke Ellington & Orchestra 'East St Louis Toodle-Oo' UK Vocalion jazz demo 45 vg Duke Ellington & Orchestra 'East St Louis Toodle-Oo' UK Vocalion jazz demo 45 vg USD $2.61 (0 bids)
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LEGENDS OF AMERICAN MUSIC - DUKE ELLINGTON - SIR DUKE & FRIENDS - CD - LIKE NEW LEGENDS OF AMERICAN MUSIC - DUKE ELLINGTON - SIR DUKE & FRIENDS - CD - LIKE NEW USD $3.25 Buy It Now 2h 2m
Braggin' in Brass by Duke Ellington Vol 5 Maxos Jazz Legends 2004 CD Braggin' in Brass by Duke Ellington Vol 5 Maxos Jazz Legends 2004 CD USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2h 3m
Great Times! Piano Duets with Billy Strayhorn by Duke Ellington (CD, Apr-1989, F Great Times! Piano Duets with Billy Strayhorn by Duke Ellington (CD, Apr-1989, F USD $26.75 Buy It Now 2h 3m
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Vtg 1971 This Is Duke Ellington RCA Victor ?– VPM-6042 Record Album 2LP Vtg 1971 This Is Duke Ellington RCA Victor ?– VPM-6042 Record Album 2LP USD $8.54 Buy It Now 2h 10m
Duke Ellington - Festival Session (Vinyl Used Like New) Duke Ellington - Festival Session (Vinyl Used Like New) USD $14.17 Buy It Now 2h 11m
DUKE ELLINGTON & Orchestra UK Early Press Vinyl Record LP 1980 CBS SCBS61899 DUKE ELLINGTON & Orchestra UK Early Press Vinyl Record LP 1980 CBS SCBS61899 USD $7.85 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington The 1944-1946 Band Recordings Sealed Cassette Set Duke Ellington The 1944-1946 Band Recordings Sealed Cassette Set USD $0.99 (0 bids)
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Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington - Francis A & Edward K vinyl LP Reprise 1968 Jazz Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington - Francis A & Edward K vinyl LP Reprise 1968 Jazz USD $3.92 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Soloists shrink Record lp VG+ Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Soloists shrink Record lp VG+ USD $18.00 Buy It Now 2h 29m
ELLA FITZGERALD with DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ella's Way Orig UK 1967 Jazz Vocal LP ELLA FITZGERALD with DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ella's Way Orig UK 1967 Jazz Vocal LP USD $3.92 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington - Private Collection 5 [New CD] Canada - Import Duke Ellington - Private Collection 5 [New CD] Canada - Import USD $11.09 Buy It Now 2h 32m
Rare Jazz Lounge, Big Band, CD Lot Erroll Garner, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington Rare Jazz Lounge, Big Band, CD Lot Erroll Garner, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington USD $7.20 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington Volume 10 Studio Sessions Ny & Chicago Cd Duke Ellington Volume 10 Studio Sessions Ny & Chicago Cd USD $4.49 Buy It Now 2h 37m
DUKE ELLINGTON ELLINGTON SUITES PABLO MTF 1043 Japan VINYL LP DUKE ELLINGTON ELLINGTON SUITES PABLO MTF 1043 Japan VINYL LP USD $1.25 (2 bids)
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DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE SAME ABC YP-8573-AI Japan VINYL LP DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE SAME ABC YP-8573-AI Japan VINYL LP USD $13.00 (13 bids)
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Duke Ellington  Charlie  Parker  Dizzy  Gillespie  1965  EP With  Sarah Vaughan Duke Ellington Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie 1965 EP With Sarah Vaughan USD $14.37 Buy It Now 2h 52m
DIZZY GILLESPIE Portrait of Duke Ellington Hank Jones George Duvivier Verve LP DIZZY GILLESPIE Portrait of Duke Ellington Hank Jones George Duvivier Verve LP USD $17.97 Buy It Now 3h
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Duke Ellington/A Slip of the Lip Can Sink a Ship/Victor 20-1528/N/NEW OLD STOCK* Duke Ellington/A Slip of the Lip Can Sink a Ship/Victor 20-1528/N/NEW OLD STOCK* USD $25.00 Buy It Now 3h
Duke Ellington - Pianist [New Vinyl] 180 Gram, Spain - Import Duke Ellington - Pianist [New Vinyl] 180 Gram, Spain - Import USD $19.67 Buy It Now 3h
Duke Ellington - Piano in the Foreground [New Vinyl] 180 Gram Duke Ellington - Piano in the Foreground [New Vinyl] 180 Gram USD $15.45 Buy It Now 3h
THE MILLS BROTHERS WITH DUKE ELLINGTON -  IMPORT JAZZ CD - NEW THE MILLS BROTHERS WITH DUKE ELLINGTON - IMPORT JAZZ CD - NEW USD $4.49 Buy It Now 3h
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Diahann Carroll/ The Duke Ellington Orchestra  A Tribute to Ethel Waters Vinyl Diahann Carroll/ The Duke Ellington Orchestra A Tribute to Ethel Waters Vinyl USD $3.92 (0 bids)
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DUKE ELLINGTON - HARLEM -  ORIGINAL VINYL LP DUKE ELLINGTON - HARLEM - ORIGINAL VINYL LP USD $0.88 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington Black, Brown and Beige 24 Kt Gold Audiophile CD Nice! Duke Ellington Black, Brown and Beige 24 Kt Gold Audiophile CD Nice! USD $49.99 Buy It Now 3h
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Nina Simone: Sings Duke Ellington / At Carnegie Hall NEW CD Live Nina Simone: Sings Duke Ellington / At Carnegie Hall NEW CD Live USD $17.60 Buy It Now 3h
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Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Duke Ellington and his Orchestra "Solitude" (Ref C70) USD $10.93 Buy It Now 3h
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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins 1962 Original impulse! G/F AS-26 Excellent Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins 1962 Original impulse! G/F AS-26 Excellent USD $28.00 (0 bids)
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...And His Mother Called Him Bill Duke Ellington CD RCA jazz ...And His Mother Called Him Bill Duke Ellington CD RCA jazz USD $5.75 Buy It Now 3h
LP 33 1/3 DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington Jazz Party LP COLUMBIA CL 1323 US 1959 6-EYE LP 33 1/3 DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington Jazz Party LP COLUMBIA CL 1323 US 1959 6-EYE USD $7.00 (0 bids)
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2 CD SET TIME LIFE Swing Era 1930-1936 Benny Goodman Bob Crosby Duke Ellington 2 CD SET TIME LIFE Swing Era 1930-1936 Benny Goodman Bob Crosby Duke Ellington USD $12.29 Buy It Now 3h
DUKE ELLINGTON All-Star Band RARE SEALED New Vinyl LP Ben Webster Johnny Hodges DUKE ELLINGTON All-Star Band RARE SEALED New Vinyl LP Ben Webster Johnny Hodges USD $28.89 Buy It Now 3h
Frank SINATRA & Duke ELLINGTON Francis A Edward K LP Record Album Vinyl Frank SINATRA & Duke ELLINGTON Francis A Edward K LP Record Album Vinyl USD $2.99 Buy It Now 4h
Duke Ellington, Happy Birthday April 29th Sessions, Vol. I, Cassette Duke Ellington, Happy Birthday April 29th Sessions, Vol. I, Cassette USD $3.99 Buy It Now 4h
Golden Anniversary Album Collector's for Chevrolet  VG+ Vinyl LP Duke Ellington+ Golden Anniversary Album Collector's for Chevrolet VG+ Vinyl LP Duke Ellington+ USD $3.85 Buy It Now 4h
[SOUL/JAZZ]~EXC LP~DUKE ELLINGTON~The Popular~[1966~RCA~MONO Issue]~ [SOUL/JAZZ]~EXC LP~DUKE ELLINGTON~The Popular~[1966~RCA~MONO Issue]~ USD $4.00 Buy It Now 4h
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane LP NEW Duke Ellington & John Coltrane LP NEW USD $21.99 Buy It Now 4h
DUKE ELLINGTON - ONE O'CLOCK JUMP - CD DUKE ELLINGTON - ONE O'CLOCK JUMP - CD USD $2.88 Buy It Now 4h
1946 Jazz 78 DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS FAMOUS ORCH ‎– Happy Go Lucky Local  *HEAR 1946 Jazz 78 DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS FAMOUS ORCH ‎– Happy Go Lucky Local *HEAR USD $14.00 Buy It Now 4h
The Duke Ellington-Louis Armstrong Years 2xLP 1973 compilation Roulette  RE-108 The Duke Ellington-Louis Armstrong Years 2xLP 1973 compilation Roulette RE-108 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 4h
The Kings Of Swing Volume 3 Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway The Kings Of Swing Volume 3 Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway USD $12.46 Buy It Now 4h
DUKE ELLINGTON The World of RARE SEALED Gatefold New Vinyl 2 LP CG-32564 Best 1 DUKE ELLINGTON The World of RARE SEALED Gatefold New Vinyl 2 LP CG-32564 Best 1 USD $18.89 Buy It Now 4h
REPRISE® Records 1965 ad inner sleeve DEAN MARTIN•FRANK SINATRA•DUKE ELLINGTON• REPRISE® Records 1965 ad inner sleeve DEAN MARTIN•FRANK SINATRA•DUKE ELLINGTON• USD $2.95 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington-Newport 1958-Columbia 1245-GERRY MULLIGAN WLP PROMO Duke Ellington-Newport 1958-Columbia 1245-GERRY MULLIGAN WLP PROMO USD $19.99 Buy It Now 4h
NEW LOW DOWN / ANYTNG BUT LOVE 78 Brunswick 6517 Duke Ellington Redmon Calloway NEW LOW DOWN / ANYTNG BUT LOVE 78 Brunswick 6517 Duke Ellington Redmon Calloway USD $29.99 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits - 3 Different Orchestras (CD) Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits - 3 Different Orchestras (CD) USD $2.40 Buy It Now 4h
Duke Ellington And His Orch...-Treasury Shows Vol. 2  CD NEW Duke Ellington And His Orch...-Treasury Shows Vol. 2 CD NEW USD $15.81 Buy It Now 4h
Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington - Complete Sessions [New CD] Italy - Import Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington - Complete Sessions [New CD] Italy - Import USD $15.72 Buy It Now 5h
DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN: Great Times! LP (Mono, staple holes, 2 neat c DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN: Great Times! LP (Mono, staple holes, 2 neat c USD $25.00 Buy It Now 5h
DUKE ELLINGTON concert in the virgin islands LP Mint- R 6185 Vinyl 1965 Record DUKE ELLINGTON concert in the virgin islands LP Mint- R 6185 Vinyl 1965 Record USD $35.00 Buy It Now 5h
DUKE ELLINGTON - TAKE THE DUKE ELLINGTON - TAKE THE "A" TRAIN - CD - NEW - SEALED USD $5.95 Buy It Now 5h
Duke Ellington - Plays Overture To Jam Session Part 1 & 2 EP Mint- Royale EP 203 Duke Ellington - Plays Overture To Jam Session Part 1 & 2 EP Mint- Royale EP 203 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 5h
DUKE ELLINGTON BAND CALL DUKE ELLINGTON BAND CALL USD $3.27 (0 bids)
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Duke Ellington - Festival Session (Incl. 2 Bonus Tracks) (CD Used Like New) Duke Ellington - Festival Session (Incl. 2 Bonus Tracks) (CD Used Like New) USD $7.93 Buy It Now 5h
Duke Ellington Greatest Hits Europe (Sterma) LP Duke Ellington Greatest Hits Europe (Sterma) LP USD $5.23 Buy It Now 5h
Duke Ellington - Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? LP VG+ R 6168 Vinyl 1965 Record Duke Ellington - Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? LP VG+ R 6168 Vinyl 1965 Record USD $8.00 Buy It Now 5h
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`Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Great Summit [LP] ( (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW `Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Great Summit [LP] ( (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW USD $21.10 Buy It Now 5h
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Duke Ellington 70th Birthday Concert - Solid State Records TWO Lp Set Duke Ellington 70th Birthday Concert - Solid State Records TWO Lp Set USD $5.99 Buy It Now 5h
Four Symphonic Works By Duke Ellington  CD Four Symphonic Works By Duke Ellington CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 5h
DUKE ELLINGTON: Live UK Affinity 2x LP Jazz Clark Terry, Monguito DUKE ELLINGTON: Live UK Affinity 2x LP Jazz Clark Terry, Monguito USD $12.00 Buy It Now 5h
•DUKE ELLINGTON: The Blanton-Webster Band RCA Bluebird Digitally Remaster 1986 •DUKE ELLINGTON: The Blanton-Webster Band RCA Bluebird Digitally Remaster 1986 USD $12.95 Buy It Now 5h
12 12" VERY RARE DOUBLE LP THE GREAT PARIS CONCERT BY DUKE ELLINGTON (1973) ATCO USD $19.99 Buy It Now 5h
Happy Birthday Duke the Sessions Volume 3 by Duke Ellington CD Music Happy Birthday Duke the Sessions Volume 3 by Duke Ellington CD Music USD $9.12 Buy It Now 5h
Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings - Mosaic Box MD5-193 - 5-Disc Box Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings - Mosaic Box MD5-193 - 5-Disc Box USD $50.00 (3 bids)
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DUKE ELLINGTON the private collection CD DUKE ELLINGTON the private collection CD USD $9.95 Buy It Now 6h
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington "Liberian Suite" 10" Jazz LP 1949 Columbia CL-6073 EX/EX USD $25.00 (0 bids)
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Side by Side by Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges (200g LTD Numbered Vinyl 2LP) Analo Side by Side by Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges (200g LTD Numbered Vinyl 2LP) Analo USD $125.00 Buy It Now 6h
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington,CD,Roulette, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington,CD,Roulette,"The Complete....",US,17 songs,Mint USD $4.00 Buy It Now 6h
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Duke Ellington : Jazz Masters 4 CD (1993) Duke Ellington : Jazz Masters 4 CD (1993) USD $4.43 Buy It Now 6h
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DUKE ELLINGTON A Duke Ellington Panorama album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Duke Ellington Panorama
Big Band 1943
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellingtonia Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellingtonia Volume 2
Big Band 1944
DUKE ELLINGTON Black, Brown and Beige album cover 4.75 | 4 ratings
Black, Brown and Beige
Progressive Big Band 1946
DUKE ELLINGTON Mood Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mood Ellington
Big Band 1949
DUKE ELLINGTON Liberian Suite album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Liberian Suite
Progressive Big Band 1949
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Coronets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Coronets
Swing 1951
DUKE ELLINGTON Masterpieces by Ellington album cover 4.09 | 2 ratings
Masterpieces by Ellington
Big Band 1951
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington Uptown (aka Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown) album cover 4.95 | 2 ratings
Ellington Uptown (aka Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown)
Progressive Big Band 1951
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington Masterpieces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington Masterpieces
Big Band 1952
DUKE ELLINGTON Premiered by Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Premiered by Ellington
Big Band 1953
DUKE ELLINGTON Plays the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays the Blues
Swing 1953
DUKE ELLINGTON The Duke Plays Ellington (aka Piano Reflections) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duke Plays Ellington (aka Piano Reflections)
Swing 1954
DUKE ELLINGTON Dance to the Duke album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance to the Duke
Big Band 1954
DUKE ELLINGTON The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington
Big Band 1954
DUKE ELLINGTON Jazz Cocktail album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Cocktail
Big Band 1954
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellington Showcase
Big Band 1955
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke's Mixture album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke's Mixture
Big Band 1955
DUKE ELLINGTON Early Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Ellington
Swing 1955
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington '55 (aka Toast To The Duke) album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Ellington '55 (aka Toast To The Duke)
Big Band 1955
DUKE ELLINGTON Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown
Swing 1956
DUKE ELLINGTON 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) 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
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington Presents... (aka Duke Ellington Moods aka Cottontail aka The Bethlehem Years Volume 2 aka Big Band Bounce & Boogie) 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
DUKE ELLINGTON A Drum Is a Woman album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
A Drum Is a Woman
Progressive Big Band 1957
DUKE ELLINGTON All-Star Road Band, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All-Star Road Band, Vol. 1
Swing 1957
DUKE ELLINGTON In a Mellotone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In a Mellotone
Big Band 1957
DUKE ELLINGTON Such Sweet Thunder album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Such Sweet Thunder
Progressive Big Band 1957
DUKE ELLINGTON The Big Band Sound Of Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Band Sound Of Duke Ellington
Big Band 1957
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington Indigos album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Ellington Indigos
Big Band 1958
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Spacemen : The Cosmic Scene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Spacemen : The Cosmic Scene
Swing 1958
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Featuring Mahalia Jackson : Black, Brown and Beige album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Featuring Mahalia Jackson : Black, Brown and Beige
Big Band 1958
DUKE ELLINGTON Anatomy of a Murder album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Anatomy of a Murder
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON Jazz Party album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Jazz Party
Big Band 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON At His Very Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At His Very Best
Big Band 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON Play The Blues - Back To Back (with Johnny Hodges) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Play The Blues - Back To Back (with Johnny Hodges)
Swing 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON Side by Side (with Johnny Hodges) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Side by Side (with Johnny Hodges)
Swing 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON Blues in Orbit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues in Orbit
Big Band 1960
DUKE ELLINGTON Piano in the Background album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Piano in the Background
Big Band 1960
DUKE ELLINGTON The Nutcracker Suite album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
The Nutcracker Suite
Third Stream 1960
DUKE ELLINGTON Selections From Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 And Suite Thursday album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Selections From Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 And Suite Thursday
Big Band 1960
DUKE ELLINGTON Festival Session album cover 4.45 | 2 ratings
Festival Session
Big Band 1960
DUKE ELLINGTON Paris Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paris Blues
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1961
DUKE ELLINGTON Compositions of Duke Ellington and Others album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compositions of Duke Ellington and Others
Swing 1961
DUKE ELLINGTON Battle Royal, The Duke Meets The Count (aka First Time! The Count Meets The Duke aka Basie Meets Ellington) 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
DUKE ELLINGTON Band Call album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Band Call
Big Band 1961
DUKE ELLINGTON Featuring Paul Gonsalves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Featuring Paul Gonsalves
Big Band 1962
DUKE ELLINGTON All American In Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All American In Jazz
Big Band 1962
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (aka Incontro Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins) album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (aka Incontro Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins)
Swing 1962
DUKE ELLINGTON Midnight in Paris (aka Ellington Fantasies aka Paris At Midnight) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight in Paris (aka Ellington Fantasies aka Paris At Midnight)
Big Band 1962
DUKE ELLINGTON Afro-Bossa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afro-Bossa
Big Band 1963
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington & John Coltrane album cover 4.40 | 10 ratings
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Hard Bop 1963
DUKE ELLINGTON Money Jungle (with Max Roach & Charles Mingus) album cover 3.71 | 10 ratings
Money Jungle (with Max Roach & Charles Mingus)
Hard Bop 1963
DUKE ELLINGTON Piano in the Foreground album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano in the Foreground
Swing 1963
DUKE ELLINGTON The Symphonic Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Symphonic Ellington
Big Band 1963
DUKE ELLINGTON Plays With The Original Motion Picture Score Mary Poppins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays With The Original Motion Picture Score Mary Poppins
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1964
DUKE ELLINGTON My People album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My People
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1964
DUKE ELLINGTON Treasury Of Jazz No. 58 ( 1940 - 42 ) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Treasury Of Jazz No. 58 ( 1940 - 42 )
Big Band 1965
DUKE ELLINGTON Concert in the Virgin Islands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concert in the Virgin Islands
Big Band 1965
DUKE ELLINGTON Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Will Big Bands Ever Come Back?
Big Band 1965
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington '65 (Hits Of The 60's) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellington '65 (Hits Of The 60's)
Big Band 1965
DUKE ELLINGTON The Popular Duke Ellington (aka Pure Gold aka Duke Ellington(AMIGA)) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Popular Duke Ellington (aka Pure Gold aka Duke Ellington(AMIGA))
Big Band 1966
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington '66 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellington '66
Big Band 1966
DUKE ELLINGTON Rare Duke Ellington Masterpieces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Duke Ellington Masterpieces
Big Band 1966
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– 1946
Big Band 1966
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Far East Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Far East Suite
Big Band 1967
DUKE ELLINGTON That Everlastin' Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
That Everlastin' Duke Ellington
Big Band 1967
DUKE ELLINGTON ...and His Mother Called Him Bill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
...and His Mother Called Him Bill
Big Band 1968
DUKE ELLINGTON Second Sacred Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Second Sacred Concert
Jazz Related Gospel 1968
DUKE ELLINGTON Monologue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monologue
Swing 1969
DUKE ELLINGTON 0.00 | 0 ratings
"North Of The Border" In Canada (aka Collages)
Progressive Big Band 1969
DUKE ELLINGTON New World A'Coming / Harlem / The Golden Broom And The Green Apple album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New World A'Coming / Harlem / The Golden Broom And The Green Apple
Big Band 1970
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke's Fabulous Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke's Fabulous Recordings
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1970
DUKE ELLINGTON Orchestral Works album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orchestral Works
Third Stream 1970
DUKE ELLINGTON New Orleans Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Orleans Suite
Big Band 1971
DUKE ELLINGTON Latin American Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Latin American Suite
Big Band 1972
DUKE ELLINGTON Piano Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Reflections
Swing 1972
DUKE ELLINGTON It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Big Band 1973
DUKE ELLINGTON Take The A Train album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take The A Train
Big Band 1973
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke's Big 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke's Big 4
Swing 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON The Pianist album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pianist
Swing 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON He's Mr.Edward Kennedy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
He's Mr.Edward Kennedy
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington 59 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellington 59
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON Love You Madly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love You Madly
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON Autumn Leaves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn Leaves
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON Recollections Of The Big Band Era album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recollections Of The Big Band Era
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON 1939-40 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1939-40
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse
Big Band 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON This One's for Blanton! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This One's for Blanton!
Swing 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session
Third Stream 1976
DUKE ELLINGTON The Ellington Suites album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Ellington Suites
Big Band 1976
DUKE ELLINGTON The Intimate Ellington album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Intimate Ellington
Swing 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON The Works Of Duke, Integrale Volume 21 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Works Of Duke, Integrale Volume 21
Big Band 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington Y Su Orquesta album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington Y Su Orquesta
Swing 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON Plays Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Duke Ellington
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 1 - 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 1 - 1946
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 2 - 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 2 - 1946
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 3: 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 3: 1946
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 4 - 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 4 - 1947
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 5 - 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Volume 5 - 1947
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON Suite Thursday - Controversial Suite - Harlem Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Suite Thursday - Controversial Suite - Harlem Suite
Third Stream 1979
DUKE ELLINGTON Unknown Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unknown Session
Swing 1979
DUKE ELLINGTON Up in Duke's Workshop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Up in Duke's Workshop
Big Band 1979
DUKE ELLINGTON Three Black Kings 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three Black Kings "World Premiere Recording"
Third Stream 1980
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1981
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington Á Lá Charlie Norman Featuring Lee Gaines : Sophisticated Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington Á Lá Charlie Norman Featuring Lee Gaines : Sophisticated Lady
Swing 1981
DUKE ELLINGTON The Girl's Suite And The Perfume Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Girl's Suite And The Perfume Suite
Big Band 1982
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ivie Anderson ‎: Jump For Joy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ivie Anderson ‎: Jump For Joy
Big Band 1982
DUKE ELLINGTON One Night Stand With Duke Ellington At The Steel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Night Stand With Duke Ellington At The Steel
Big Band 1983
DUKE ELLINGTON Happy Reunion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happy Reunion
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON The Intimacy of the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Intimacy of the Blues
Swing 1986
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection, Vol. 1: Studio Sessions: Chicago 1956 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection, Vol. 1: Studio Sessions: Chicago 1956
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection, Vol. 3: Studio Sessions, New York, 1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection, Vol. 3: Studio Sessions, New York, 1962
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection, Volume 4: Studio Sessions, New York, 1963 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection, Volume 4: Studio Sessions, New York, 1963
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection Vol. 5: The Suites, New York 1968 & 1970 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection Vol. 5: The Suites, New York 1968 & 1970
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection Vol. 7 : Studio Sessions 1957 & 1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection Vol. 7 : Studio Sessions 1957 & 1962
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection, Vol. 8: Studio Sessions, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967 - San Francisco, Chicago, New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection, Vol. 8: Studio Sessions, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967 - San Francisco, Chicago, New York
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection, Vol. 9: Studio Sessions, New York, 1968 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection, Vol. 9: Studio Sessions, New York, 1968
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection, Vol. 10: Studio Sessions, New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection, Vol. 10: Studio Sessions, New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Feeling of Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Feeling of Jazz
Big Band 1988
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington, American Composers Orchestra, Maurice Peress ‎: Four Symphonic Works By Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington, American Composers Orchestra, Maurice Peress ‎: Four Symphonic Works By Duke Ellington
Third Stream 1989
DUKE ELLINGTON Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year
Big Band 1991
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington: Never Before Released Recordings (1965-1972) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellington: Never Before Released Recordings (1965-1972)
Big Band 1991
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington  Playing The Blues 1927-1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington Playing The Blues 1927-1939
Swing 1991
DUKE ELLINGTON Happy Go Lucky Local album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happy Go Lucky Local
Big Band 1993
DUKE ELLINGTON The Jaywalker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jaywalker
Big Band 2004
DUKE ELLINGTON The Original Recordings That Inspired the Broadway Hit After Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Recordings That Inspired the Broadway Hit After Midnight
Big Band 2014
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington & His Orchestra : The Conny Plank Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra : The Conny Plank Session
Big Band 2015
DUKE ELLINGTON An Intimate Piano Session album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
An Intimate Piano Session
Swing 2017

DUKE ELLINGTON EPs & splits

DUKE ELLINGTON At Newport (with Buck Clayton All-Stars) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
At Newport (with Buck Clayton All-Stars)
Big Band 1956
DUKE ELLINGTON The Birth Of Big Band Jazz (with Fletcher Henderson) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Birth Of Big Band Jazz (with Fletcher Henderson)
Big Band 1957
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie And Their Orchestras album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie And Their Orchestras
Big Band 1965
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington: Suite From The River / Toshiro Mayuzumi: Essay for String Orchestra (The Louisville Orchestra/Akira Endo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington: Suite From The River / Toshiro Mayuzumi: Essay for String Orchestra (The Louisville Orchestra/Akira Endo)
Third Stream 1983

DUKE ELLINGTON live albums

DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall
Swing 1947
DUKE ELLINGTON From The Blue Note: Chicago 1952 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From The Blue Note: Chicago 1952
Big Band 1952
DUKE ELLINGTON Seattle Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seattle Concert
Swing 1954
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington At Newport album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Ellington At Newport
Big Band 1957
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque
Swing 1958
DUKE ELLINGTON Newport 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Newport 1958
Big Band 1958
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra And Soloists (aka It's Duke Ellington aka etc,etc) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra And Soloists (aka It's Duke Ellington aka etc,etc)
Big Band 1958
DUKE ELLINGTON At The Cotton Club (Camden) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Cotton Club (Camden)
Big Band 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON Live at the Blue Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Blue Note
Swing 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON The Royal Concert of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra (Volume 2) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Royal Concert of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra (Volume 2)
Big Band 1959
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington / Bobby Hackett : Jazz Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington / Bobby Hackett : Jazz Concert
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1962
DUKE ELLINGTON In A Magenta Haze album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In A Magenta Haze
Big Band 1965
DUKE ELLINGTON The Duke At Tanglewood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duke At Tanglewood
Big Band 1966
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Concert Of Sacred Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Concert Of Sacred Music
Jazz Related Gospel 1966
DUKE ELLINGTON Antibes Concert (aka Duke Ellington At The Côte d'Azur aka The Second Big Band Sound Of Duke Ellington) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Antibes Concert (aka Duke Ellington At The Côte d'Azur aka The Second Big Band Sound Of Duke Ellington)
Swing 1966
DUKE ELLINGTON Soul Call album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Soul Call
Progressive Big Band 1967
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits (aka The Duke Lives On) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits (aka The Duke Lives On)
Big Band 1967
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert
Big Band 1970
DUKE ELLINGTON At The Cotton Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Cotton Club
Big Band 1971
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington (aka Live in Poland (1971)) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington (aka Live in Poland (1971))
Big Band 1971
DUKE ELLINGTON His Most Important Second War Concert (aka Carnegie Hall Concert 1943 aka Take The A Train) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
His Most Important Second War Concert (aka Carnegie Hall Concert 1943 aka Take The A Train)
Big Band 1971
DUKE ELLINGTON Togo Brava Suite (aka The English Concert) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Togo Brava Suite (aka The English Concert)
Big Band 1972
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington On The Air (aka Harlem Speaks aka Sessions 1937/1940 aka At Southland / At The Cotton Club aka Volume III aka Duke Ellington) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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
DUKE ELLINGTON Jazz at the Plaza Volume II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at the Plaza Volume II
Big Band 1973
DUKE ELLINGTON Yale Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yale Concert
Big Band 1973
DUKE ELLINGTON The Great Paris Concert (aka The Art Of Duke Ellington / The Great Paris Concert) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Great Paris Concert (aka The Art Of Duke Ellington / The Great Paris Concert)
Big Band 1973
DUKE ELLINGTON The Duke Is On The Air album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duke Is On The Air
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON A Date With The Duke Vol 8 1945-46 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Date With The Duke Vol 8 1945-46
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON Cotton Club 1938 - Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cotton Club 1938 - Volume 2
Big Band 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert
Big Band 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON Eastbourne Performance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eastbourne Performance
Big Band 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 2
Big Band 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World
Big Band 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON Concert At Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concert At Carnegie Hall
Big Band 1976
DUKE ELLINGTON At Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Carnegie Hall
Big Band 1976
DUKE ELLINGTON An Evening With The Duke album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Evening With The Duke
Big Band 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON At Carnegie Hall December 11, 1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Carnegie Hall December 11, 1943
Big Band 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON The Carnegie Hall Concerts (December 1947) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Carnegie Hall Concerts (December 1947)
Big Band 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON The Carnegie Hall Concerts - January 1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Carnegie Hall Concerts - January 1943
Big Band 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts #3 - January, 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts #3 - January, 1946
Big Band 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON Carnegie Hall Concerts December 1944 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carnegie Hall Concerts December 1944
Big Band 1977
DUKE ELLINGTON At Fargo, 1940: Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Fargo, 1940: Live
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington Moods (Jazz Legacy 11) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ellington Moods (Jazz Legacy 11)
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 3
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 4
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Radio Transcriptions Vol. 5
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1948 - Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1948 - Vol. 1
Big Band 1979
DUKE ELLINGTON Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1949 - Vol. 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1949 - Vol. 4
Big Band 1979
DUKE ELLINGTON Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue
Swing 1979
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington At The Cotton Club 1938 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington At The Cotton Club 1938
Big Band 1980
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington at Tanglewood.Vol 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington at Tanglewood.Vol 1
Swing 1980
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges / Cootie Williams / Cat Anderson : I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges / Cootie Williams / Cat Anderson : I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 12
Big Band 1980
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington At Tanglewood Volume 2 July 15, 1956 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington At Tanglewood Volume 2 July 15, 1956
Swing 1980
DUKE ELLINGTON Paris Jazz Party album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paris Jazz Party
Big Band 1981
DUKE ELLINGTON West Coast Tour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
West Coast Tour
Big Band 1982
DUKE ELLINGTON All Star Road Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Star Road Band
Big Band 1983
DUKE ELLINGTON Octet - Famed Fieldcup Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Octet - Famed Fieldcup Concert
Big Band 1983
DUKE ELLINGTON Jam-A-Ditty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jam-A-Ditty
Big Band 1984
DUKE ELLINGTON S.R.O. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
S.R.O.
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON Harlem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harlem
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON All Star Road Band Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Star Road Band Volume 2
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON The 1953 Pasadena Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 1953 Pasadena Concert
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON Reflections In Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections In Ellington
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume One,1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume One,1943
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Two, 1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Two, 1943
Big Band 1985
DUKE ELLINGTON In the Uncommon Market album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In the Uncommon Market
Big Band 1986
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Three, 1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Three, 1943
Big Band 1986
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Four, 1943-1945 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Four, 1943-1945
Big Band 1986
DUKE ELLINGTON The Duke 'Live' In Santa Monica Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duke 'Live' In Santa Monica Volume 1
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Duke 'Live' In Santa Monica Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duke 'Live' In Santa Monica Volume 2
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection Vol. 2 : Dance Concerts, California 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection Vol. 2 : Dance Concerts, California 1958
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON The Private Collection Vol. 6 : Dance Dates, California 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Private Collection Vol. 6 : Dance Dates, California 1958
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Five, 1943-1945 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Five, 1943-1945
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Six, 1945 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series – Volume Six, 1945
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON Transblucency album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Transblucency
Big Band 1989
DUKE ELLINGTON Live at the Newport Jazz Festival '59 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Newport Jazz Festival '59
Big Band 1989
DUKE ELLINGTON Live at the Whitney album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Whitney
Swing 1995
DUKE ELLINGTON New York Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Concert
Big Band 1995
DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington At Newport Complete album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Ellington At Newport Complete
Big Band 1999
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington at the Alhambra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington at the Alhambra
Big Band 2002
DUKE ELLINGTON The Famous Berlin Concert 1959 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Famous Berlin Concert 1959
Big Band 2013
DUKE ELLINGTON The Treasury Shows Vol.18 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Treasury Shows Vol.18
Big Band 2014
DUKE ELLINGTON Welcome To The Clubs: Blue Note 1956-57, Hickory House 1957, Storyville 1959 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Welcome To The Clubs: Blue Note 1956-57, Hickory House 1957, Storyville 1959
Big Band 2014
DUKE ELLINGTON The Treasury Shows Vol. 19 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Treasury Shows Vol. 19
Big Band 2015
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington & His Orchestra : Rotterdam 1969 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra : Rotterdam 1969
Big Band 2016
DUKE ELLINGTON Live at the Opernhaus Cologne 1969 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Opernhaus Cologne 1969
Big Band 2016
DUKE ELLINGTON Three Black Kings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three Black Kings
Third Stream 2017

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

DUKE ELLINGTON On The Air 38/39 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On The Air 38/39
Big Band 1975

DUKE ELLINGTON re-issues & compilations

DUKE ELLINGTON This Is Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Duke Ellington
Big Band 1952
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Greatest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Greatest
Big Band 1954
DUKE ELLINGTON The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Music Of Duke Ellington Played By Duke Ellington
Big Band 1954
DUKE ELLINGTON The Best Of Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
Big Band 1961
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn : Great Times! (aka Archive Of Jazz Volume 31 aka Swing Masters Cottontail) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn : Great Times! (aka Archive Of Jazz Volume 31 aka Swing Masters Cottontail)
Swing 1963
DUKE ELLINGTON Greatest Hits (aka In Memoriam aka Duke Ellington's Hits Recorded Live In Concert) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits (aka In Memoriam aka Duke Ellington's Hits Recorded Live In Concert)
Big Band 1968
DUKE ELLINGTON Pretty Woman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pretty Woman
Big Band 1968
DUKE ELLINGTON This is Duke Ellington (2LP) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
This is Duke Ellington (2LP)
Big Band 1971
DUKE ELLINGTON Primping For The Prom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Primping For The Prom
Big Band 1973
DUKE ELLINGTON The World Of Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World Of Duke Ellington
Big Band 1974
DUKE ELLINGTON The World Of Duke Ellington Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World Of Duke Ellington Volume 2
Big Band 1975
DUKE ELLINGTON Carnegie Hall December 11th 1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carnegie Hall December 11th 1943
Big Band 1978
DUKE ELLINGTON Take the Holiday Train album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take the Holiday Train
Big Band 1980
DUKE ELLINGTON One Night Stand With Duke Ellington At The Steel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Night Stand With Duke Ellington At The Steel
Big Band 1983
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke 56/62 (Vol. II) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke 56/62 (Vol. II)
Big Band 1984
DUKE ELLINGTON The Indispensable Duke Ellington Volumes 7/8 (1941-1942) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Indispensable Duke Ellington Volumes 7/8 (1941-1942)
Big Band 1984
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington & Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington & Friends
Big Band 1987
DUKE ELLINGTON Black, Brown & Beige (The 1944-1946 Band Recordings) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black, Brown & Beige (The 1944-1946 Band Recordings)
Big Band 1988
DUKE ELLINGTON Sophisticated Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophisticated Lady
Big Band 1989
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits
Big Band 1989
DUKE ELLINGTON Indigos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indigos
Big Band 1990
DUKE ELLINGTON The Blanton–Webster Band (aka Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blanton–Webster Band (aka Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band)
Big Band 1990
DUKE ELLINGTON The Chronological Classics, 1924-1927 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics, 1924-1927
Big Band 1990
DUKE ELLINGTON The Chronogical Classics: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1927 - 1928 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronogical Classics: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1927 - 1928
Big Band 1990
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928
Big Band 1990
DUKE ELLINGTON 1928-1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1928-1929
Big Band 1990
DUKE ELLINGTON Reminiscing In Tempo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reminiscing In Tempo
Big Band 1991
DUKE ELLINGTON Duke Ellington: Solos, Duets, and Trios album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington: Solos, Duets, and Trios
Big Band 1991
DUKE ELLINGTON The Chronological Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1931-1932 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1931-1932
Big Band 1991
DUKE ELLINGTON 1933-1935 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1933-1935
Big Band 1992
DUKE ELLINGTON 1932-33 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1932-33
Big Band 1992
DUKE ELLINGTON 1936-1937 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1936-1937
Big Band 1992
DUKE ELLINGTON 1938 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1938
Big Band 1993
DUKE ELLINGTON The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1938-1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1938-1939
Big Band 1994
DUKE ELLINGTON 1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1939
Big Band 1994
DUKE ELLINGTON The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1939-1940 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronogical Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1939-1940
Big Band 1994
DUKE ELLINGTON 1939, vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1939, vol. 2
Big Band 1995
DUKE ELLINGTON 1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1941
Big Band 1995
DUKE ELLINGTON The Esssential Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Esssential Duke Ellington
Big Band 1996
DUKE ELLINGTON The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings: 1927-1973 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings: 1927-1973
Big Band 1999
DUKE ELLINGTON The Best Of The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RcaVictor Recordings (1927-1973) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RcaVictor Recordings (1927-1973)
Big Band 1999
DUKE ELLINGTON Recordings from 1928-1945 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recordings from 1928-1945
Swing 1999
DUKE ELLINGTON 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1946
Big Band 1999
DUKE ELLINGTON Chronological 1946 - 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chronological 1946 - 1947
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The Duke Box 1940-1949
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Three Mid-Fifties Classic Albums and More: Historically Speaking - The Duke / Duke Ellington Presents / Ellington 55
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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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