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 - 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.
Duke Ellington - Paris, March 1964 (2013) {La Maison du Duke MDD 003}

Duke Ellington - Paris, March 1964 (2013) {La Maison du Duke MDD 003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 323 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2013 La Maison du Duke | MDD 003
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band

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 - Stockholm, June 1963 (2012) {La Maison du Duke MDD 002}

Duke Ellington - Stockholm, June 1963 (2012) {La Maison du Duke MDD 002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 302 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 2012 La Maison du Duke | MDD 002
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Piano

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 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.