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Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}
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© 1994 Decca Jazz / MCA / GRP | GRD-3-640
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

Duke Ellington recorded for Brunswick from 1926 to 1931, the period in which his great talent and great orchestra first flowered, whether the band was recording under his own name or such pseudonyms as the Washingtonians or the Jungle Band. The earliest recordings are highlighted by the presence of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton, whose brilliant work with plunger mutes for vocal effects did much to define the early sound–which, in turn, rapidly evolved and expanded with the additions of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Cootie Williams. While the band's repertoire included many blues and popular songs, its distinctive identity emerges from early renditions of such trademark pieces as "East St. Louis Toodle-O," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," and "Mood Indigo." By the end of the period covered in this set, Ellington's ambitious later suites–some of them CD-length–are portended in the elegant extended composition "Creole Rhapsody," his clearly superior contribution to the symphonic jazz movement.
Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4007~8
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Progressive Jazz

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Due to bad mike placement on stage, the original "live" album was actually a studio re-creation; the actual live performance was never issued-until now. This 2-CD set contains the complete original album and the hour-plus concert. More than 100 minutes of new music, and the whole thing's in stereo for the first time!
Duke Ellington - The Popular Duke Ellington (1966) (Remastered 2002)

Duke Ellington - The Popular Duke Ellington (1966) (Remastered 2002)
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Label ~ RCA Victor

Recorded in 1966 in RCA Studios. All the tracks that made the Duke 'Popular' are re-recorded on this album. The 3 bonus tracks are 'Caravan' & 'Wings and Things' & 'Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me'. Original cover, digipak and remastered 24 bits. 2002. ~ Amazon
George Duke - Original Album Classics [5CD's Box Set] (2010) {Sony} [Re-Up]

George Duke - Original Album Classics [5CD's Box Set] (2010) {Sony}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Soul

5 key Columbia albums from George Duke – presented here in these cool little LP-styled covers. 52 tracks in all.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Ellington Uptown (1952) (2004 Legacy Edition)

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Ellington Uptown (1952) (2004 Legacy Edition)
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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 - Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) (2004 Legacy Edition)

Duke Ellington - Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) (2004 Legacy Edition)
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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 and Sarah Vaughan - Live At The Berlin Philharmonic 1989 (2007)

Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan - Live At The Berlin Philharmonic 1989 (2007)
DVD-5 | Runtime: 48 min. | 2,75 Gb | Copy: Untouched
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Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Jazz Door

These quite rare tracks show Sarah Vaughan in her prime (and still quite attractive, if I might add a small opinion), scatting and mellow-singing with her trio, as well as a not so bad (but neither perfect nor perfectly presented) version of Duke Ellington's orchestra, featuring Russell Procope, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves and other giants, plus some bit younger but still mean cats (Harold Ashbey, Norris Turney)… Maybe Cootie Williams is not up to the task on "Take the A Train" (Is it really him? He used to sound so powerful once upon the time…), but Gonsalves-Ashby-Turney tenor sax battle is a riot(on "Triplicate") and Duke is always a pure joy to watch and listen, conducting and leading his orchestra and the smaller outfits (which is also documented in the Ellington segment of the DVD).
Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}
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© 2007 Verve / UMG | 0602517448094
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Piano / Saxophone


Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}

Surprisingly, this Impulse album is the only recorded meeting between these two swing giants. Born just five years apart, Ellington and Hawkins led parallel lives through the swing era, but somehow never ended up in a recording studio together until this 1962 session. The pairing is certainly a good one that should have been repeated more often. Hawkins' famously robust tenor sax fits in seamlessly with Ellington and a small group of his top sidemen including Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and Ray Nance. These old pros work smoothly through a relaxed set of new and old Ellington compositions.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Far East Suite (1967) {2003 Bluebird CD}

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Far East Suite (1967) {2003 Bluebird CD}
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Genre: jazz

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.
VA - The Encyclopedia Of Jazz: Classic Jazz From New Orleans To Harlem Part 3 (2008)

VA - The Encyclopedia Of Jazz: Classic Jazz From New Orleans To Harlem Part 3 (2008)
Jazz, Ragtime, Dixieland, Big Band, New Orleans Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,36 Gb
Label: Membran | Release Year: 2008

From New Orleans to Harlem. The most important recordings of the golden age. Mit King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Earl Hines, Jack Teagarden, Red Nichols, Clarence Williams, Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Adrian Rollini u.a. 100-CD-Box with original recordings. From the early days to the late 1950s, the highlights of Swing are presented on these 100 CDs.