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 and His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:15 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring many of the tunes associated with his orchestra rerecorded in 1966 and released on the RCA label in 1967.

Duke Ellington - Forever Gold (1999)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 11, 2017
Duke Ellington - Forever Gold (1999)

Duke Ellington - Forever Gold (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 172 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 109 mb
Genre: jazz, big band, swing

Forever Gold is a 1999 compilation CD by American jazz great Duke Ellington. Released by St. Clair Entertainment Group, there is no information on the source of these recordings but they are songs which were made famous by Ellington and his band throughout their lives.

Duke Ellington Trio - Live at the Whitney (1972)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 6, 2017
Duke Ellington Trio - Live at the Whitney (1972)

Duke Ellington Trio - Live at the Whitney (1972)
Jazz, Swing, Big Band | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55 min | 129 MB
Label: Impulse | Rel:1972

Late in his career, Duke Ellington was persuaded on three occasions to take a brief hiatus from his big band and give trio recitals that focused on his piano playing. The final occasion is included on this CD, which was released for the first time in 1995. Although Duke apparently planned very little in advance, his program is a well-rounded set of old standards and newer (and more obscure) works. A week short of his 73rd birthday, Ellington's fingers sound a little rusty in spots, but he clearly gets stronger as the concert progresses…
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 46:15 minutes | 1,28 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 46:15 minutes | 897 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1959 Verve record is a collaboration between Ellington and saxophonist Johnny Hodges. Hodges takes the lead on most of the tracks, backed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on piano and well-known jazz musicians like Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Jo Jones.
Duke Ellington - Blues In Orbit (1960/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Duke Ellington - Blues In Orbit (1960/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 36:27 minutes | 1,03 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:27 minutes | 764 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blues In Orbit captures the essence of a late-night recording date that was as much a loose jam as a formal studio date, balancing the spontaneity of the former and the technical polish of the latter. If you're just getting into jazz, this album is highly recommended as a great way to initiate your collection.
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time / The Great Reunion ... (1988) [MFSL, UDCD 514]

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time / The Great Reunion … (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 514 | ~ 367 or 176 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Big Band

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. …

Duke Ellington - Reminiscing In Tempo (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2016
Duke Ellington - Reminiscing In Tempo (1991)

Duke Ellington - Reminiscing In Tempo (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 48654 | Time: 01:16:41

Just the fact that Ellington's extended masterpiece "Reminiscing in Tempo" is included here in its original and continuous form is reason enough to pick up this compilation. Initially recorded in 1935, "Reminiscing" was the first thoroughly composed jazz piece and one that not only demonstrated Ellington's knack for longer forms, but also featured practically all of his singular soloists. Upon its first release, the 13-minute piece was broken up over a few 78s, later making its way into EP form. Currently, the Classics label includes it on one of its Chronological discs, but spread over four distinct tracks. So, this 1991 Columbia release might be the only way to get this great work in its seamless form as it was originally recorded. Collector's concerns aside, this CD was the audio companion to an Ellington documentary aired on PBS. Predictably, it provides something of an overview of Ellington's career, beginning with a recording of "The Mooche" from his Cotton Club days in the late '20s up through a version of "Black Beauty" from 1960.