Duke Ellington

Mercer Ellington & The Duke Ellington Orchestra - Harlem Throwbacks (2017)

Mercer Ellington & The Duke Ellington Orchestra - Harlem Throwbacks (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:29:30 | 70 MB
Label: Squatty Roo Records

In the mid 1980s Mercer Ellington, the son of legendary American Composer/Bandleader Duke Ellington made several attempts to get his father’s posthumous big band in the studio to record albums in order to stay relevant. While recording in L.A., he employed both East Coast and West Coast nuclei, which were utilized for Mercer’s touring band. On Harlem Throwbacks, the focus was to do modern recreations of records made in the Cotton Club days of the late 1920s up to the early 1940s. Several Duke Ellington alumni were present for this outing, such as Harold Minerve, Art Baron, Rocky White, Anita Moore, Barrie Lee Hall, and Chuck Connors. It is quite interesting to hear these classic arrangements re-recorded in digital stereo in 1984.

Duke Ellington - 16 Most Requested Songs (1994)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 13, 2017
Duke Ellington - 16 Most Requested Songs (1994)

Duke Ellington - 16 Most Requested Songs (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:00:46 | 253 Mb
Jazz, Swing, Orchestral Jazz | Label: Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings

This modest, single-CD compilation remains an excellent introduction to Duke Ellngton's work as composer and bandleader, two indistinguishable roles. It includes many of the original recordings of his most familiar songs, reaching back to the 1930s for the swinging "It Don't Mean a Thing" and the exotic "Caravan" and forward to the 1950s for "Satin Doll." The first 10 tracks appear here in their original monaural sound, and they're an authentic account of the early years of Ellington's marvelous band–with the rich, smooth saxophone textures of Johnny Hodges and Harry Carney, the soaring muted trumpets of Cootie Williams and Rex Stewart, and the unadorned musicality of Ivie Anderson's voice. If you want a CD with just the most famous tunes, or if you want to introduce someone to Ellington's music in all its regal brilliance, this is a good place to start.

Duke Ellington - Portrait (2002) {10CD Box Set, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 6, 2017
Duke Ellington - Portrait (2002) {10CD Box Set, Remastered}

Duke Ellington - Portrait (2002) {10CD Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,36 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 1,50 Gb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Past Perfect 24 Carat Gold Edition / TIM The International Music Company AG #204241-202…204250-202
Jazz / Orchestral Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Vocal Jazz

Duke Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the twentieth century's best known African American personalites. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best-sellers…
Duke Ellington's Spacemen - The Cosmic Scene (1958) {Mosaic Singles MCD-1001 rel 2006}

Duke Ellington's Spacemen - The Cosmic Scene (1958) {Mosaic Singles MCD-1001 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 294 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2006 Columbia / Mosaic Records / Sony BMG Music | MCD-1001 | Mosaic Singles Series
Jazz / Small Group / Progressive Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

Still riding the success of his triumphant concert at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, Duke Ellington in 1958 decided to reduce his touring orchestra to a nonet dubbed "the Spacemen" in 1958, and recorded this lone project with them for the Columbia label. Perhaps inspired by the first orbiting satellites, Ellington is not taking cues from George Russell or Sun Ra, whose extraterrestrial inspirations led them down even more progressive paths.

Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) {1999 Legacy} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 14, 2017
Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) {1999 Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) {1999 Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 485 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 223 mb
Genre: jazz

Such Sweet Thunder is the 1957 album by Duke Ellington. This is taken from the 1999 Legacy edition released by Sony on 27 April, 1999 and features different takes during these sessions, including alternate, preferred, and different outtakes.

Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite (1971) {Atlantic Jazz} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 14, 2017
Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite (1971) {Atlantic Jazz} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite (1971) {Atlantic Jazz}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 249 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100 mb
Genre: jazz

New Orleans Suite is the 1971 album by Duke Ellington. Released on Atlantic, it was the last album to feature Johnny Hodges, who died within the recording sessions for the album. This pressing doesn't have the reissue date but it's most likely sometime in the late 80's (between 1987 and 1989).
Duke Ellington - The Great Paris Concert (1973) {1989 Atlantic CD} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - The Great Paris Concert (1973) {1989 Atlantic CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 727 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 292 mb
Genre: jazz

The Great Paris Concert is the 1973 double album by Duke Ellington, from concerts performed in 1963. Disc 1 and Tracks 1-3 of Disc 2 make up The Great Paris Concert 2LP set released in 1973. Tracks 4-13 of Disc 2 were released as Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits on Reprise (RS 6234), and are from the same set of shows. This is taken from the Atlantic Jazz CD released in 1989.
Duke Ellington - Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) {2004 Legacy Edition} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) {2004 Legacy Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 193 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
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 & His Orchestra - Ellington Uptown (1952) {2004 Legacy Edition} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Ellington Uptown (1952) {2004 Legacy Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 273 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
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 - Festival Session (1959) {2004 Legacy Edition} **[RE-UP]**

Duke Ellington - Festival Session (1959) {2004 Legacy Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 389 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: jazz

Festival Session is the 1959 album by Duke Ellington. This is taken from the 2004 Legacy Edition released on 17 February, 2004.