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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
Official Digital Download - Source: | 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.
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 - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) [Remastered 1999]

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) [Remastered 1999]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 440 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Big Band, Swing | Label ~ Columbia Records/Legacy CK 65568

The 1999 reissue of this album marks a total reconstruction and rethinking of the original LP, and such a complete break from the original album that its story could fill a book. Such Sweet Thunder was originally announced as a stereo and mono release, but only showed up in mono thanks to the technical problems inherent in early stereo in creating a concert-like ambience in which the performance seemed continuous. ~ AllMusic
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.

Django Reinhardt - The Versatile Giant (2009)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 21, 2014
Django Reinhardt - The Versatile Giant (2009)

Django Reinhardt - The Versatile Giant (2009)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 34:00 | 98 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Inner City Records

Django was easily the greatest guitarist of his time. Although he died in '53, his influence continues to help shape the direction of his instrument. The re-release of these rare recordings is no small cause for celebration. They feature Django in a number of settings from '34 to '41, with Joseph Reinhardt, Juan Fernandez, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington (and his orchestra), Pierre Michelot, Hubert Fol, Stephane Grappelli, and more. This is a recording no jazz fan will be able to pass up.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Afro-Bossa (1963/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Duke Ellington - Afro-Bossa (1963/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:24 minutes | 1,4 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

The experimental Afro Bossa features Duke Ellington pushing his talented group to their limits. The jazz master tosses around the forms he knows so well. Other players include Cat Anderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, and Cootie Williams. There is plenty of cornet, violin and plunger-muted trumpets.
Various Artists - Out Of The Cool (A Funky Fusion Of Jazz, Latin Soul) (1995)

Various Artists - Out Of The Cool (A Funky Fusion Of Jazz, Latin Soul) (1995)
EAC: flac (tracks) + cue + log | RAR, 3 %, 413,88 MB
mp3 320 kbps | RAR, 3 %, 164,82 MB | Scans | RAR, 3 %, 35,56 MB
Label: DRIVE IN Rec. | Cat №: DRIVE 573 | (DepositFiles+FilePost+Uploaded)

"I don't know where Jazz is going. Maybe it's going to Hell. You can't make anything go anywhere. It just Happens."
Thelonious Monk (1959)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Latin American Suite (1970 / 1991)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Latin American Suite (1970)
EAC RIP | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG / 255 MB | Full Covers | MP3 - CBR 320 Kbps / 93 MB
Jazz, Latin Jazz, Big Band
Original Release Date: Jan 7, 1970 | Remastered Audio CD: Jul 01, 1991 | Label: Original Jazz Classics (OJC20 469-2)

Duke Ellington always absorbed influences from the music he heard as he toured the world, and The Latin American Suite is no exception. Written during his first tour of Central and South America in 1968, Ellington premiered several of the pieces during concerts in the Southern hemisphere, though he didn't record it until returning to the U.S., with one piece ("Tina") being recorded separately over a year after the other tracks. "Oclupaca" is an exotic opener showcasing Paul Gonsalves' robust tenor, while Ellington gets in an Oriental kick during his driving blues "Chico Cuadradino" (jointly written with his son Mercer). Ellington is in a jaunty mood in his bossa nova "Eque," which spotlights both Johnny Hodges and Gonsalves. The infectious "Latin American Sunshine" is buoyed by Harry Carney's sonorous baritone sax and trombonist Lawrence Brown's solo. It's a shame that Ellington chose not to keep any of these originals in his repertoire once work was completed on this album.
Rosemary Clooney and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Blue Rose   (1990)

Rosemary Clooney and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Blue Rose
Vocal Jazz | mp3 320 kbps | 148 MB
Sony Music 1990