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.
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 - 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
Duke Ellington - The Girls and Premieres 1958-1963 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 004}

Duke Ellington - The Girls and Premieres 1958-1963 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
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© 1958-63, 2014 La Maison du Duke | MDD 004
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Vocal Jazz / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Duke Ellington - The Duke at Fargo 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition (2000) {2CD Storyville 84385-38932 1}

Duke Ellington - The Duke at Fargo 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition (2000) {2CD Storyville 84385-38932 1}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 557 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 366 Mb | Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1940, 2000 Storyville | 84385-38932 1
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Early Jazz

The widely heralded recordings made of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra during a 1940 concert in Fargo, ND, have been justifiably praised for their historic value as well as for the surprisingly good sound obtained by a pair of young amateur engineers with a portable disc cutter. Both the soloists and Ellington's unique-sounding blend of reeds and brass are very distinct. Some of these tracks previously appeared on the Jazz Society label, followed by a Book-of-the Month Club set, and all of them appeared on the now-defunct Vintage Jazz Classics, but this latest version tops them all for sound quality.

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

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

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

Though Duke Ellington called his first concert of sacred music "the most important thing I've ever done," it might have been more accurately called the most controversial thing he had ever done – even more so than the so-called "Controversial Suite." The year was 1965; institutions of all kinds, including organized religion, were under fire; even Time magazine dared to run a cover with the legend "Is God Dead?" In response to progressive members of the clergy, jazz musicians like Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Vince Guaraldi, and a bit later, Dave Brubeck took up the challenge of fusing Christian texts with jazz – and no project had a higher profile, nor drew more fire, than Ellington's.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Ellington Suites (1976) {2001 Pablo 20bit K2 Super Coding}

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Ellington Suites (1976) {2001 Pablo 20bit K2 Super Coding}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 330 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Ellington Suites is the 1976 album by the late American jazz great Duke Ellington. This was a collection of songs done to represent some of the "suites" he had done in his career, including one from 1959 and two from the early 1970's before he died. This edition is the 2001 pressing from Pablo/Fantasy Jazz utilizing the 20bit K2 Super Coding process, remastered by Tamaki Beck.

Duke Ellington - An Intimate Piano Session (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 23, 2017
Duke Ellington - An Intimate Piano Session (2017)

Duke Ellington - An Intimate Piano Session (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:17 | 169 MB
Label: Storyville Records | Release Year: 2017

Previously unreleased music from the fingertips of Duke Ellington: An intimate 1972 session with the Duke on solo piano plus three bonus tracks from 1969. The scene is 311 West 57 Street, New York, Mediasounds Studio A, Friday August 25th,1972. Duke Ellington was having an engagement with a smaller group at The Rainbow Grill, as he had had several times before, finishing the gig on the following night. But on the 25th, he chose also to go to the recording studio, just himself at the piano together with his two band singers Anita Moore and Tony Watkins, to record some pieces which were not played so often.

Duke Ellington - Live in Poland 1971 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 17, 2017
Duke Ellington - Live in Poland 1971 (2017)

Duke Ellington - Live in Poland 1971 (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:37:57 | 90 MB
Label: Squatty Roo Records | Release Year: 2017

The year is 1971 and the great Maestro Duke Ellington led his world famous orchestra on its final European tour. To collectors and expert listeners alike this performance is a rare document of his final band which includes a few remaining veterans and a healthy sprinkling of young blood who would keep the Ellington flame lit for some time after Duke's passing, as members of the Ellington Orchestra led by his son Mercer, who is playing trumpet in the band on this recording as well. Johnny Hodges was now deceased. Norris Turney had aptly taken over his lead alto sax chair and added a powerful new twist.
Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Two titans of jazz come together in a rare and highly acclaimed collaboration, recorded in 1962. At the time, Duke Ellington had been working with various veteran jazz artists of the day such as Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, but John Coltrane was half Ellington's age and not nearly as famous at the time as he was going to be. For these small group sessions, each headliner brought his own bassist and drummer, who play in various combinations on the seven songs.