Duke Ellington Chronological Classics

Duke Ellington - The Duke at Fargo 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition (2000) {2CD Storyville 84385-38932 1}

Duke Ellington - The Duke at Fargo 1940: Special 60th Anniversary Edition (2000) {2CD Storyville 84385-38932 1}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 557 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 366 Mb | Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1940, 2000 Storyville | 84385-38932 1
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Early Jazz

The widely heralded recordings made of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra during a 1940 concert in Fargo, ND, have been justifiably praised for their historic value as well as for the surprisingly good sound obtained by a pair of young amateur engineers with a portable disc cutter. Both the soloists and Ellington's unique-sounding blend of reeds and brass are very distinct. Some of these tracks previously appeared on the Jazz Society label, followed by a Book-of-the Month Club set, and all of them appeared on the now-defunct Vintage Jazz Classics, but this latest version tops them all for sound quality.

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.
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000]

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998)
with Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and J.J. Johnson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1000 | Time: 01:05:33

This second installment in the Classics Charlie Parker chronology contains quite a number of Bird's best-loved and most respected recordings. The first 12 tracks, recorded in New York for the Dial label in October and November of 1947, are all masterpieces of modern music, with the ballads, especially "Embraceable You," constituting some of Parker's very best recorded work. This is the classic 1947 quintet with Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Even if his personal life was characteristically chaotic, 1947 was a good year for Charlie Parker's music. It was in November 1947 that this band hit the road to play the El Sino Club on St. Antoine Boulevard in Detroit. Unfortunately, Bird got really snockered and couldn't perform, so the El Sino management canceled the gig. Bird ultimately destroyed his saxophone by throwing it out of a hotel window onto the street below. (A tragic and disturbing image!) Back in New York, the band – now a sextet with the addition of trombonist J.J. Johnson – made six more sides for Dial on December 17, 1947.
Fingerpicking Duke Ellington: 15 Songs For Solo Guitar In Standard Notation & Tablature by Hal Leonard Corporation

Fingerpicking Duke Ellington: 15 Songs For Solo Guitar In Standard Notation & Tablature by Hal Leonard Corporation
English | Jan 1, 2009 | ISBN: 1423416589 | 40 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

The Great Music of Duke Ellington (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Duke Ellington  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Feb. 5, 2015
The Great Music of Duke Ellington (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Duke Ellington

The Great Music of Duke Ellington (Piano, Vocal Songbook) by Duke Ellington
English | Mar 1, 1985 | ISBN: 0898986346 | 143 pages | PDF | 10,1 MB
Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington: Piano Artist Transcriptions by Hal Leonard Corporation

Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington: Piano Artist Transcriptions by Hal Leonard Corporation
English | Jan 1, 2005 | ISBN: 0634077740 | 144 Pages | PDF | 8,4 MB

Duke Ellington for Jazz Guitar by Duke Ellington (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Jan. 11, 2015
Duke Ellington for Jazz Guitar by Duke Ellington (Repost)

Duke Ellington for Jazz Guitar by Duke Ellington
English | June 1, 2000 | ISBN: 0634006533 | 48 Pages | PDF | 20,3 MB
Duke Ellington - Piano In The Foreground (1961) {2004 Columbia Remaster}

Duke Ellington - Piano In The Foreground (1961) {2004 Columbia Remaster}
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© 2004 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 87042
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

Duke Ellington's piano style influenced generations of pianists, from Thelonious Monk to Randy Weston. This 1961 trio recording, with his orchestra's rhythm section of drummer Sam Woodyard and Aaron Bell, clearly unveils the maestro's powerful touch, black-and-tan chords, and unstoppable swing, all often overshadowed in the work of his bigger bands. The standard "Body and Soul" shows Ellington's debt to James P. Johnson's Harlem stride style, while "Blues for Jerry," recalls Count Basie's Kansas City grooves.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 172:55 minutes | 8,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the benchmark records in jazz and in the Ella Fitzgerald catalog. The Duke Ellington Songbook features a wonderful selection interpreted splendidly by one of the all time great voices in music. It was the first of a series of recordings by the prolific pair. Ellington's performances both at piano and directing orchestra are outstanding. This is beautifully balanced by the sweet and luscious delivery of Fitzgerald on the classics "Take The A Train," "Solitude," "I'm Just A Lucky So and So," and "Caravan." The album featured a number of legendary performers including Paul Gonsalves, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Billy Strayhorn, Barney Kessel, Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Woodyard and many more. The Duke Ellington Songbook is a true must have for any jazz fan.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Concert In The Virgin Islands (1965/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Concert In The Virgin Islands (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:22 minutes | 1,46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This lush, Caribbean-themed collection created a new standard for big band music. The recording includes four original compositions representing the “Virgin Island Suite” and new readings of classics from Ellington’s extensive repertoire. The pieces on this set are as impressive as the stellar line up of musicians including Cat Anderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Billy Strayhorn, among others. The inspired performances and textured nuances are captured with the highest fidelity.