Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years. Born in Washington, . Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe
But to say merely that Ellington was a great composer ignores his achievement as a musician. Ellington is probably the only musician whose name has been associated with a particular style "Ellingtonia". This style does not imply a specific tempo or specific mood, but also a certain standard of quality.
Duke Ellington Green Book Album. 2018 Doxy Collection; Remastered Version. Duke Ellington's Spacemen: The Cosmic Scene. 2018 Doxy Collection; Expanded, Remastered Version. The 1963 Great Paris Concert.
2018 A Special Selection of Original Songs. Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington - A Night at the Cotton Club. Jazz Archives Presents: "If Dreams Come True" Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club,1938. Enjoy Great Jazz - Vo.
Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Remastered 2016) (04:32, 320Kb/s). Duke Ellington - Volga Vouty (Russian Dance) (Remastered) (02:52, 320Kb/s). Duke Ellington - Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy) (Remastered) (03:06, 320Kb/s). Duke Ellington - Overture (Remastered) (03:22, 320Kb/s). Duke Ellington - Scrounch (Remastered) (02:41, 320Kb/s). Duke Ellington - The Gal from Joe's (Remastered) (02:56, 320Kb/s). Duke Ellington - Ridin' on a Blue Note (Remastered) (02:47, 320Kb/s). Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Duke Ellington Greatest Hits (2017).
Live at the Blue Note (Duke Ellington album). Live at the Blue Note is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at The Blue Note nightclub in Chicago for the Roulette label in 1959. The album was originally released as a single LP and rereleased as a double CD in 1994 with fourteen bonus tracks on the Blue Note label.
Greatest all-round musical figure of the 20th century, who achieved monumental status as a composer, bandleader, arranger, and instrumentalist.
Duke Ellington by John Eyles, published on October 6, 2015 at All About Jazz. Find more Building a Jazz Library articles. Then you'll definitely need some Duke Ellington as a cornerstone of it. The Duke is frequently cited as the greatest jazz man of them all, with his main rivals for the crown being Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Ask ten Ellington fans to list their ten favourite Ellington albums and the chances are you'll end up with at least 60 albums to choose from. com gave me over a thousand choices) -and so much of it is good. Few words are needed to enhance this album's subtitle -"Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges PLAY THE BLUES. A small group session that features Duke's piano as much as Hodges, it has a charming, loose, after-hours feel.
|A1||Jam A Ditty||3:10|
|A2||The Beautiful Indians "Hiawatha"||2:45|
|A3||The Beautiful Indians "Minnehana"||3:05|
|A4||Happy Go Lucky Local - Part 1||2:50|
|A5||Happy Go Lucky Local - Part 2||3:05|
|A6||Overtune To Jam Session - Part 1||3:03|
|A7||Overtune To Jam Session - Part 2||3:04|
|B2||Diminuendo In Blue||2:50|
- Record Company – Musidisc-Europe
- Printed By – Imprimerie JAT, Chatillon
- Bass – Oscar Pettiford
- Drums – Sonny Greer
- Guitar – Fred Guy
- Orchestrated By – Duke Ellington
- Piano – Duke Ellington
- Saxophone – Al Sears, Harry Carnet, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope
- Trombone – Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris
- Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan (tracks: A4, A5, B1, B5, A2, B6)
NotesRecordings from 1946.
Early 70s release considering price code H (from 1970) and BIEM (rare after 1971)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: BIEM
- Other: Haute Fidélité
- Other: Collection Variete
- Price Code: H
|Longplay 1591||Duke Ellington And His Orchestra||Duke Ellington Plays (LP, Comp)||Allegro||Longplay 1591||US||1956|
|VDS 366||Duke Ellington||New York 1946 (LP, Comp)||Quadrifoglio International||VDS 366||Italy||1976|
|30 CV 1077, CV 1077||Duke Ellington||The Great Duke Ellington (LP, Comp, RE)||Musidisc, Musidisc||30 CV 1077, CV 1077||France||Unknown|
|4302||Duke Ellington And His Orchestra||It's Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Playing... (LP, Comp)||Discophon||4302||Spain||1966|
|MVS-2004||Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*||Carnegie Hall Concert (LP)||Musicraft||MVS-2004||US||1984|