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 & His Orchestra - Far East Suite (1967) {2003 Bluebird CD} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Far East Suite (1967) {2003 Bluebird CD})
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 507 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 224 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Far East Suite (or Duke Ellington's Far East Suite) is the 1967 album by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra. Originally released by RCA Victor, this CD featires seven bonus tracks, which include alternate takes, some unreleased. This disc was released by Bluebird/Arista/BMG in 2003.
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}
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© 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.

Duke Ellington - 20th Death Anniversary (1994) {Sarabandas}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 18, 2017
Duke Ellington - 20th Death Anniversary (1994) {Sarabandas}

Duke Ellington - 20th Death Anniversary (1994) {Sarabandas}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 218MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing

This oddly titled CD (which was issued in 1997, hardly the 20th anniversary of Duke Ellington's death in 1974), seems to be a recording that was made by a member of the sound crew for a 1963 concert in Switzerland, including roughly the first half of the show. Although the instruments are all audible, the rhythm section is picked up far better than the reeds or brass on several selections, which also have been resequenced instead of leaving them in the order in which they were performed. On these tracks, the microphones sound as if they are at the back of the stage, making the full band sound rather muffled. Yet clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton is very audible in "Silk Lace," while members of the brass section play various percussion instruments to back violinist Ray Nance in the exotic "Guitar Amour."
Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}

Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}
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Genre: Big Band, Swing

This album has an excellent performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra at a time when its commercial fortunes were near the bottom. The struggles however are not reflected in the music, which is full of enthusiasm and creative invention with trumpeter Clark Terry, tenorman Paul Gonsalves and trombonist Britt Woodman (on "Theme for Trambean") standing out among the many stars during a well-paced program.
Duke Ellington - Ellington At Basin Street East (1964) {Music & Arts}

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Basin Street East (1964) {Music & Arts}
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Genre: Big Band, Swing

Duke Ellington is featured in a complete performance at Basin Street East in New York City on this CD, as it was originally broadcast on WNEW, complete with his verbal exchanges with host William B. Williams. Unlike many of his concerts, there is no long medley of hits; instead, Ellington offers an interesting mix of old and new songs. The newer material includes his "gutbucket bolero," known as "Afro Bossa" (also titled "Bula"), featuring the gruff, muted trumpet of Cootie Williams, and the high-note theatrics of Cat Anderson. "Silk Lace" is a brisk rhumba featuring clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton, while the band (except for the rhythm section) sits out Ellington's masterful ballad "A Single Petal of a Rose."

Duke Ellington - The English Concert (1972) {BGO Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 17, 2017
Duke Ellington - The English Concert (1972) {BGO Records}

Duke Ellington - The English Concert (1972) {BGO Records}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 423MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 178MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing

During the 1960s and early '70s, Duke Ellington toured his orchestra all over the world, widening and broadening the scope of his travels to include as many nations as humanly possible. BGO's 1999 release, The English Concert contains music that was actually recorded at three different concerts. The first occurred at the Odeon Theatre in Bristol England on October 22, 1971; the other two performances, presumably a matinee and evening show, both took place at the Birmingham Theatre in Birmingham on October 24, 1971.

Duke Ellington - 2 Great Concerts 1952/1965 (1987)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 17, 2017
Duke Ellington - 2 Great Concerts 1952/1965 (1987)

Duke Ellington - 2 Great Concerts 1952/1965 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Accord | # 129019 | Time: 01:11:23

This two-LP set lives up to its title. First Duke Ellington and his orchestra are heard in 1952 during a period when they were being overlooked by the jazz media but still producing a great deal of worthy music. The second half of this release is taken from a European tour in 1965 and features some prime late-period playing from trumpeter Cootie Williams.