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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:15 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring many of the tunes associated with his orchestra rerecorded in 1966 and released on the RCA label in 1967.
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.
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.

Django Reinhardt - The Versatile Giant (2009)  Music

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.

VA - The Best Jazz... Ever! (1996)  Music

Posted by jclane at Nov. 21, 2013
VA - The Best Jazz... Ever! (1996)

VA - The Best Jazz… Ever! (1996)
EAC Rip | 3CDs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log => 1.08 GB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 453 MB | Full scans => 107 MB
Label: Virgin Records Ltd. / Box Music | Catalog.#: VTDCD 93 | Genre: Jazz

Released on 5 Aug 1996. This incredibly light, fun, and surprisingly hip three-CD collection featured by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau and many more.
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: 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 - 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