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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Live in Cologne 1969 (2016)

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Live in Cologne 1969 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:08:58 | 160 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzline

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in Cologne. For the first time released featuring the soloists Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves to name a few. Including the Ellington Hits Take The A-Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady and many more.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 228 min | 522 MB
Label: Acrobat Music | Rel: 2013

Just about anything that is released by Duke Ellington is worth hearing, but this 3 disc set is important in that it covers a period of Ellingtonia that is rarely heard; when Hodges and others left the venerable band to pursue solo careers, leaving the leader to gather new artists and new sounds. Big Band jazz was no longer the “thing” as bebop and Rhythm and Blues were the big money makers. Still The Duke kept moving forward, bringing in Clarke Terry/tp, Paul Gonsalves/ts and Louie Bellson with his double bass drums to create some new sparks.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Ellington Suites (1959, 1972) {2013 Pablo 40th} [OJC Remasters Complete Series]

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Ellington Suites (1959, 1972) {2013 Pablo 40th} [OJC Remasters Complete Series] (Item #29)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 364 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 211 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Pablo / Concord | 40th Anniversary of Pablo Records | OJC-34614-02
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on September 17, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks (some previously unreleased), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the prolific Beverly Hills-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1970s and '80s.

Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 19, 2016
Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)

Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 390 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 177 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 64 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Vocal | Status #DSTS 1013

This 1966 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles features sets by Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, with the source evidently being a soundboard tape. His star soloists consistently shine, especially tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves in the flag-waver "Soul Call" and the ballad "In a Sentimental Mood" (the latter usually a feature for Johnny Hodges). Cootie Williams' brash trumpet is showcased in "Take the 'A' Train," while high-note specialist Cat Anderson squeals in his "Prowling Cat." The drums are a bit too prominent in the mix, the sound is a bit muddy in places, and the microphone does not always pick up the leader's spoken…
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Blues-A-Plenty (1958/2011/2014) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Blues-A-Plenty (1958/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 42:38 minutes | 1,21 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:38 minutes | 834 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the giants of the alto saxophone, Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1928 up to Hodges' death in 1970. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his long career - one of his '50s outfits included a young John Coltrane - but history remembers Hodges for his virtuosic sidemanship, particularly his sensitive rendering of ballads.
Duke Ellington - And His Mother Called Him Bill (1987) (Remastered 2002)

Duke Ellington - And His Mother Called Him Bill (1987) (Remastered 2002)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 420 Mb
Label ~ RCA

When Billy Strayhorn died of cancer in 1967, Duke Ellington was devastated. His closest friend and arranger had left his life full of music and memories. As a tribute, Ellington and his orchestra almost immediately began recording a tribute to Strayhorn, using the late arranger's own compositions and charts. The album features well-known and previously unrecorded Strayhorn tunes that showcased his range, versatility, and, above all, the quality that Ellington admired him most for: his sensitivity to all of the timbral, tonal, and color possibilities an orchestra could bring to a piece of music. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}

Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 120 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2008 Verve / Argo | 0602517621350 | Verve Originals Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Modern Big Band / Modern Creative

By the time Oliver Nelson and his big band had recorded Fantabulous in March of 1964 for Argo, the great composer, saxophonist, conductor, and arranger was a man about town in New York. He had released some truly classic dates of his own as a leader in smaller group forms – Blues and the Abstract Truth and Full Nelson among them – and had done arrangement work for everyone from Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Hodges, Nancy Wilson, Frank Wess, King Curtis, Etta Jones, Jimmy Smith, Jack Teagarden, Betty Carter, Billy Taylor, and Gene Ammons, to name more than a few. For Fantabulous, he took his working big band to Chicago for a gig sponsored by Daddy-O-Daylie, a famous local disc jockey.
Duke Ellington and The Buck Clayton All-Stars - At Newport (1956)

Duke Ellington and The Buck Clayton All-Stars - At Newport (1956)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 265 MB | SCANS - 18 MB (600dpi)
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Columbia | Catalogue No: COL 477320-2

Highly regarded as one of THE Great Concerts and this was the year that people stopped taking Duke Ellington for granted.The soloists are in extraordinary fine form.
The Earl and His Butler in Constantinople: The Secret Diary of an English Servant Among the Ottomans (Repost)

Nigel Webb, Caroline Webb, "The Earl and His Butler in Constantinople: The Secret Diary of an English Servant Among the Ottomans"
2009 | pages: 273 | ISBN: 1845117824 | PDF | 3,1 mb
Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961) [2005, Reissue]

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961) [2005, Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 459 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 168 MB | Full scans - 11.9 MB
Label: The Verve Music Group / Impulse! | Catalog.#: 0602498840153 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Altoist/arranger Benny Carter's classic Further Definitions is a revisiting, instrumentation-wise, to the famous 1937 session that Carter and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins made in France with two top European saxophonists (Andre Ekyan and Alix Combelle) and guitarist Django Reinhardt. The all-star group (which also includes Hawkins, altoist Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse on second tenor, pianist Dick Katz, guitarist John Collins, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Jo Jones) performs a particularly inspired repertoire.