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Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1963) [Reissue 1986]

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1963) [Reissue 1986]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA/Impulse!/JVC (MCAD-5650, JVC-461)

This set documents a historic occasion. Although Coleman Hawkins had been an admirer of Duke Ellington's music for at least 35 years at this point and Ellington had suggested they record together at least 20 years prior to their actual meeting in 1962, this was their first (and only) meeting on record. Although it would have been preferable to hear the great tenor performing with the full orchestra, his meeting with Ellington and an all-star group taken out of the big band does feature such greats as Ray Nance on cornet and violin, trombonist Lawrence Brown, altoist Johnny Hodges, and baritonist Harry Carney. High points include an exuberant "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," an interesting remake of "Mood Indigo," and a few new Ellington pieces. This delightful music is recommended in one form or another.

Duke Ellington - Masterpieces 1926-1949 [4CD Box Set] (2001)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 26, 2019
Duke Ellington - Masterpieces 1926-1949 [4CD Box Set] (2001)

Duke Ellington - Masterpieces 1926-1949 [4CD Box Set] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 611 MB | Covers - 268 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Proper Records (PROPERBOX 25)

The Genius of Duke Ellington, bandleader extraordinaire, pianist and greatest American composer of the 20th century is celebrated in the 93 ducal masterpieces featured in this 4 CD box set. Ellington's achievements as composer, arranger, pianist and bandleader touch a bewildering variety of levels, producing music that has never been surpassed, music that has been a constant inspiration to numerous other musicians, and those who truly appreciate Ellington's achievements.
Duke Ellington - Elvin chez Duke - EuropeanTour - January 1966 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 007}

Duke Ellington - Elvin chez Duke - EuropeanTour - January 1966 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 290 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966, 2015 La Maison du Duke | MDD 007
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957) {3CD Set Verve Master Edition 559 248-2 rel 1999}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957) {3CD Set Verve Master Edition 559 248-2 rel 1999}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 715 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 503 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 540 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 1999 Verve / PolyGram | 559 248-2 | Verve Master Edition Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

This release comes in a cardboard box which houses a 4-panel Digisleeve and a 66-page booklet. Ella Fitzgerald's outstanding songbook series has become an institution unto itself. This 1957 effort is distinguished from Fitzgerald's other songbooks in that it is the only album in which the composer whose work she is singing actively participates. In fact, these recordings are packed with some of the key figures in 20th century jazz. As if Ella and Duke weren't enough, Ellington's arranger/composer Billy Strayhorn, guest musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson, and brilliant record producer Norman Granz all have a hand in the proceedings.
Duke Ellington - The (almost) complete Jazz Violin Session - 1963 (2016) {La Maison du Duke MDD 008}

Duke Ellington - The (almost) complete Jazz Violin Session - 1963 (2016) {La Maison du Duke MDD 008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 419 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 2016 La Maison du Duke | MDD 008
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Piano / Violin

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 625 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 429 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Decca Jazz / MCA / GRP | GRD-3-640
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

Duke Ellington recorded for Brunswick from 1926 to 1931, the period in which his great talent and great orchestra first flowered, whether the band was recording under his own name or such pseudonyms as the Washingtonians or the Jungle Band. The earliest recordings are highlighted by the presence of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton, whose brilliant work with plunger mutes for vocal effects did much to define the early sound–which, in turn, rapidly evolved and expanded with the additions of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Cootie Williams. While the band's repertoire included many blues and popular songs, its distinctive identity emerges from early renditions of such trademark pieces as "East St. Louis Toodle-O," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," and "Mood Indigo." By the end of the period covered in this set, Ellington's ambitious later suites–some of them CD-length–are portended in the elegant extended composition "Creole Rhapsody," his clearly superior contribution to the symphonic jazz movement.

Duke Ellington - The Private Collection [10CD Box Set] (1996)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 5, 2020
Duke Ellington - The Private Collection [10CD Box Set] (1996)

Duke Ellington - The Private Collection [10CD Box Set] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 3,62 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,69 GB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Kaz Records (PBXCD 010)

This 10CD Box set was released posthumously and actually includes recordings from Ellington's private collection. They are mainly studio recordings which he produced at his own expense, but two volumes cover a couple of dance dates at military bases in California. The whole set is essential as it includes some compositions which are not recorded elsewhere (such as The Degas Suite and The River) and generally excellent performances.

Duke Ellington - Unknown Session (1979)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 15, 2020
Duke Ellington - Unknown Session (1979)

Duke Ellington - Unknown Session (1979) Recorded in 1960
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:39:06
Genre: Jazz | Label: Columbia | # COL 472084 2

Discovered in Columbia's vaults 19 years after it was performed, this recording features a septet from Duke Ellington's orchestra keeping busy in the studios mostly playing standards and blues. With altoist Johnny Hodges, baritonist Harry Carney, trombonist Lawrence Brown and cornetist Ray Nance all having ample solo space, these renditions are quite enjoyable, swing hard and sound fresh. Ellington fans should pick this one up.
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions, 1961 (1990)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Sessions, 1961 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Roulette Jazz/Capitol | # CDP 593844 | 01:08:27

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that's ever happened in this music leads directly – or indirectly – back to them. Both men were born on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, and each became established as a leader during the middle '20s. Although their paths had crossed from time to time over the years, nobody in the entertainment industry had ever managed to get Armstrong and Ellington into a recording studio to make an album together. On April 3, 1961, producer Bob Thiele achieved what should be regarded as one of his greatest accomplishments; he organized and supervised a seven-and-a-half-hour session at RCA Victor's Studio One on East 24th Street in Manhattan, using a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars. This group included ex-Ellington clarinetist Barney Bigard, ex-Jimmie Lunceford swing-to-bop trombonist Trummy Young, bassist Mort Herbert, and drummer Danny Barcelona. A second session took place during the afternoon of the following day.

Duke Ellington - At The Cotton Club (2010)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 5, 2017
Duke Ellington - At The Cotton Club (2010)

Duke Ellington - At The Cotton Club (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u - 309 MB | 02:16:52
Jazz | Label: Storyville

The radio programs that made Duke Ellington famous all over America! Ellington had an engagement at the Cotton Club for five years, and he later came back a number of times. The recordings on these two CDs are from 1937, 1938, and 1939. Features eight broadcasts from the Cotton Club, one broadcast from Saturday Night Swing Club, and one broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden on April 29, 1939 made on Duke s birthday.