Duke Ellington Big Four

Duke Ellington Quartet - Duke's Big Four (1973) [XRCD Mastering 1997] (REPOST)

Duke Ellington Quartet - Duke's Big Four
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 198 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: JVC # JVCXR-0022 | Country/Year: Japan 1997, 1973
Genre: Jazz | Style: Piano, Swing

One of Duke Ellington's finest small group sessions from his final decade was this frequently exciting quartet date with guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson. Ellington's percussive style always sounded modern and he comes up with consistently strong solos on such numbers as "Love You Madly," "The Hawk Talks" and especially "Cotton Tail," easily keeping up with his younger sidemen. Highly recommended.
Duke Ellington - Duke's Big 4 (1973) [XRCD Mastering 1997]

Duke Ellington - Duke's Big 4 (1973) [XRCD Mastering 1997]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 290 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Piano Jazz | Label ~ JVCXR-0022

One of Duke Ellington's finest small group sessions from his final decade was this frequently exciting quartet date with guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson. Ellington's percussive style always sounded modern and he comes up with consistently strong solos on such numbers as "Love You Madly," "The Hawk Talks" and especially "Cotton Tail," easily keeping up with his younger sidemen. Highly recommended. ~ AllMusic
Norman Granz Presents: Duke Ellington - At The Cote D'Azur & The Last Jam Session (2007)

Norman Granz Presents: Duke Ellington - At The Cote D'Azur & The Last Jam Session (2007)
Video: PAL, MPEG2 Video at 6.170 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS at 1 510 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Swing | Label: Eagle Rock Ent | Copy: Untouched | Runtime: 180 min. | 5,28 + 7,26 Gb (2xDVD-9)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

This two-DVD set includes several rare films featuring Duke Ellington in several different settings. Disc one documents his first appearance in the French Riviera at the Côte d'Azur in July 1966, with the pianist making intermittent commentary via voice-over between some selections. While the leader is stuck with an obviously substandard piano (with a horrid muddy bass range) and an outdoor setup that is not conducive to getting ideal sound, Ellington, being an old pro, does his best to make do with the conditions.

Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) {1999 Legacy} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 14, 2017
Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) {1999 Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) {1999 Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 485 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 223 mb
Genre: jazz

Such Sweet Thunder is the 1957 album by Duke Ellington. This is taken from the 1999 Legacy edition released by Sony on 27 April, 1999 and features different takes during these sessions, including alternate, preferred, and different outtakes.

Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite (1971) {Atlantic Jazz} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 14, 2017
Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite (1971) {Atlantic Jazz} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite (1971) {Atlantic Jazz}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 249 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100 mb
Genre: jazz

New Orleans Suite is the 1971 album by Duke Ellington. Released on Atlantic, it was the last album to feature Johnny Hodges, who died within the recording sessions for the album. This pressing doesn't have the reissue date but it's most likely sometime in the late 80's (between 1987 and 1989).
Duke Ellington - The Great Paris Concert (1973) {1989 Atlantic CD} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - The Great Paris Concert (1973) {1989 Atlantic CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 727 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 292 mb
Genre: jazz

The Great Paris Concert is the 1973 double album by Duke Ellington, from concerts performed in 1963. Disc 1 and Tracks 1-3 of Disc 2 make up The Great Paris Concert 2LP set released in 1973. Tracks 4-13 of Disc 2 were released as Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits on Reprise (RS 6234), and are from the same set of shows. This is taken from the Atlantic Jazz CD released in 1989.
Duke Ellington - Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) {2004 Legacy Edition} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) {2004 Legacy Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 193 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Genre: jazz

Masterpieces By Ellington is the 1951 album by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra. This is taken from the 2004 Legacy Edition released on 17 February, 2004.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Ellington Uptown (1952) {2004 Legacy Edition} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Ellington Uptown (1952) {2004 Legacy Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 273 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
Genre: jazz

Ellington Uptown is the 1952 album by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, originally released in the 10" format. This is taken from the 2004 Legacy Edition, featuring bonus material.
Duke Ellington - Festival Session (1959) {2004 Legacy Edition} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - Festival Session (1959) {2004 Legacy Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 389 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: jazz

Festival Session is the 1959 album by Duke Ellington. This is taken from the 2004 Legacy Edition released on 17 February, 2004.

Duke Ellington - Jazz Moods: Hot (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 3, 2017
Duke Ellington - Jazz Moods: Hot (2004)

Duke Ellington - Jazz Moods: Hot (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 154 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 116 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Swing | Label: Columbia / Legacy, #:516425 2 | 0:41:50

This volume in Legacy's Jazz Moods series reflects the Duke Ellington band during its first three decades. Being one of the "hot" titles, the selections here are all uptempo, and they range from the very earliest days of the great bandleader and composer's career in 1927 into the war year of 1941. All of the tracks here are Ellington classics and were recorded many times, but these versions, in almost all cases, are the originals.