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Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald - Duke & Ella In Concerto [Recorded 1966] (1993)

Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald - Duke & Ella In Concerto [Recorded 1966] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 410 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Istituto Geografico De Agostini (JBS 93B02b)

In January 1966 Duke Ellington, in tournee in Europe, had some concerts in Italy with his orchestra, including some of the most famous "ellingtonians". These very rare recordings were taken during the afternoon concert at Teatro Lirico in Milan January 30, 1966. The performance of the orchestra was followed by a set of Ella Fitzgerald and her trio and was closed by a meeting of Ella and the orchestra in Cotton Tail with a very exciting duet between the "scat" of Ella and the sax of Paul Gonsalves.
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - The Stockholm Concert, 1966 (1984)

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - The Stockholm Concert, 1966 (1984)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 218 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo (00025218024228)

After an auspicious beginning with the Chick Webb band and long solo run featuring a celebrated string of songbook albums on Verve (Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, etc.), Ella Fitzgerald maintained her high profile from the mid-'60s onward, mostly by touring the world and - to a lesser extent - recording a series of enjoyable dates for Pablo. This informal-sounding, never before released Stockholm concert recording from 1966 shows why Fitzgerald as primarily a live performer is not such a bad thing. Backed by Duke Ellington's orchestra and her own trio of pianist Jimmy Jones, bassist Joe Comfort, and drummer Gus Johnson, she shows off her incredible interpretive skills on a mix of standards heavy with Ellington and Strayhorn classics…
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place (1965) [Reissue 1998]

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place (1965) [Reissue 1998]
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 47:09 min | 127 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve Records / Galaktis

Ella Fitzgerald's second studio session with Duke Ellington followed her first (Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book) by eight years. The underrated set begins quietly with four emotional ballads (who else could hold their own with Johnny Hodges on "Passion Flower?") before Fitzgerald gets to scat a bit on the closing vamp of "Azure," comes up with fresh ideas on "Duke's Place," and closes the show by scatting up a storm on "Cotton Tail."

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…
Ella Fitzgerald And Other: Jazz & Swing Greats - Live From Lincoln Center (2007)

Ella Fitzgerald And Other: Jazz & Swing Greats - Live From Lincoln Center (2007)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Immortal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 6/12/2007 | Runtime: 45 min. | 2,96 GB (DVD5)

Ella Fitzgerald & Other Jazz & Swing Greats: Live From Lincoln Center movie was released Jun 12, 2007 by the Immortal studio. Ella Fitzgerald & Other Jazz & Swing Greats: Live From Lincoln Center movie One amazing night in 1972, the greats of swing - Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Bennie Goodman - came together at New York's Philharmonic Hall for a jazz blowout.
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)(3-CD Box Set)(Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)(3-CD Box Set)(Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)
1957 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 380Mb+397Mb+281Mb+46Mb

While legends such as Billie Holiday and Count Basie made their greatest impact with visceral, blues-soaked statements, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington succeeded by lending their work unmatched grace and precision. This is a roundabout way of saying that no one is better suited to interpret the Duke than Ella, and the evidence is contained within these three CDs. Discs 1 and 3, recorded in June 1957, feature the support of the full Ellington band and are a complete joy, from Fitzgerald's terrific scat vocal on "Rockin' in Rhythm" through the extended four-part suite "Portrait of Ella Fitzgerlad," which adds Ellington's spoken observations and Billy Strayhorn's piano accents. However, the real highlight is the middle disc, recorded in the fall of that year, which finds Ella fronting a small band boasting Ellington's former tenor star Ben Webster. Most of this disc includes wonderful violin from Stuff Smith and supple guitar from Barney Kessel; the remaining cuts feature Oscar Peterson's trio. Of particular note are the three warming Ella-Kessel duets and the consistently charming work of Webster. By combining big-band and small-band sides, this collection emphasizes the flexibility of both Ellington's songs and Fitzgerald's interpretive powers. The sound quality of disc 2 is overall the best. Never the less, discs 1 and 3 are also high lights seen from a historical point of view. Remaster engineer Dennis Drake has done another outstanding job with this 3-disc box set !!!

Ella Fitzgerald&Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place 1965  Music

Posted by Hatifnatt at Oct. 21, 2006
Ella Fitzgerald&Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place 1965

Ella Fitzgerald&Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place 1965
MP3 | CBR 160kbps | 56MB

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 3, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 (1993)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 700)

1938 was a very busy year for Duke Ellington in the recording studios, whether making classics with his big band or being the pianist and organizer of sessions allegedly led by his sidemen. This disc has plenty of big-band sides and combo dates led by clarinetist Barney Bigard, trumpeter Cootie Williams, and altoist Johnny Hodges. Most notable among the selections are "Stepping Into Swing Society," "Echoes of Harlem," "The Gal From Joe's," "I Let a Song Go out of My Heart," and "Jeep's Blues," but there are no throwaways among these three-minute gems.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 9, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 726)

Duke Ellington's very busy year of 1938 resulted in enough music (counting small group dates led by his sidemen) to fill up more than three CDs. This disc has big-band dates plus outings headed by Cootie Williams and Johnny Hodges. Although 1939-1942 is often thought of as the peak of Ellington's career, his output from 1938 was very impressive too. Among the high points of the sessions on this CD (which feature such soloists as trumpeter Cootie Williams, cornetist Rex Stewart, trombonists Lawrence Brown and Tricky Sam Nanton, altoist Johnny Hodges, clarinetist Barney Bigard, baritonist Harry Carney, and Duke on piano) are "Love in Swingtime," "Prelude to a Kiss," "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," "Mighty Like the Blues," "Battle of Swing," and "Hodge Podge."

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1937 Vol. 2 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 1, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1937 Vol. 2 (1993)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1937 Vol. 2 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 687)

During the period covered by this CD, the Duke Ellington Orchestra recorded nine performances (including vocal and instrumental versions of "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm") while combos led by Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Rex Stewart, and Cootie Williams that were mostly filled with Ellington all-stars accounted for 14 other selections. Duke was overseeing everything while letting his star sidemen stretch out, and the result was a steady stream of fresh and high-quality recordings that both fit into the mainstream of swing and stood apart from other bands. Among the more memorable selections on this set (which contains quite a few obscurities) are "The Back Room Romp," "Tea and Trumpets," the remarkable "Harmony in Harlem," and the original versions of "Diminuendo in Blue" and "Crescendo in Blue."