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Duke Ellington - Copenhagen 1958 (2024)

Posted By: delpotro
Duke Ellington - Copenhagen 1958 (2024)

Duke Ellington - Copenhagen 1958 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | 01:18:38
Jazz, Swing | Label: Storyville Records

A piece of music history comes alive on Friday, May 10, as Storyville Records releases a new recording capturing the legendary Duke Ellingon, live in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1958.

Duke Ellington - Duke At His Very Best - The Jimmy Blanton Billy Strayhorn Ben Webster Sessions Legendary Works 1940-42 (2024)

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Duke Ellington - Duke At His Very Best - The Jimmy Blanton Billy Strayhorn Ben Webster Sessions Legendary Works 1940-42 (2024)

Duke Ellington - Duke At His Very Best - The Jimmy Blanton Billy Strayhorn Ben Webster Sessions Legendary Works 1940-42 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 776 MB
4:55:34 | Jazz | Label: Fremeaux Heritage

This 4-CD set was produced by Alain Pailler and Tony Baldwin from meticulously restored originals that let you relive the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s golden age as though you were right there. These legendary 1940-1942 sessions include Ellington classics such as Ko-Ko, Take The ‘A’ Train, Perdido and Harlem Air-Shaft, masterfully arranged by the Duke himself and his right-hand man Billy Strayhorn. The set prominently features several Swing Era giants at their very peak: Cootie Williams and Ray Nance on trumpets; cornettist Rex Stewart; trombone players Joe Nanton and Lawrence Brown; Barney Bigard on clarinet; Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster and Harry Carney on saxophones, plus the brilliant young doublebass prodigy Jimmy Blanton. It’s a milestone in jazz history and makes essential listening.

Aki Takase & Daniel Erdmann - Ellington (2024)

Posted By: delpotro
Aki Takase & Daniel Erdmann - Ellington (2024)

Aki Takase & Daniel Erdmann - Ellington (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:41
Jazz, Swing, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Enja Records

We hear juicy, fine and atmospheric jazz from two such unusual imitators, musicians and wonderful instrumentalists. Familiar themes take on completely new colors in their interpretation, especially since the closeness and intimacy of this musical encounter can be heard in their duo.

Duke Ellington - By Popular Demand (2024)

Posted By: ciklon5
Duke Ellington - By Popular Demand (2024)

Duke Ellington - By Popular Demand (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:36:47 | 980 / 359 Mb
Genre: Jazz

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. In addition to touring year in and year out, he recorded extensively, resulting in a gigantic body of work that was still being assessed a quarter century after his death.

Rodney Whitaker - All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington (2019)

Posted By: delpotro
Rodney Whitaker - All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington (2019)

Rodney Whitaker - All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 390 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Covers included | 01:03:27
Jazz, Post-Bop, Vocal Jazz | Label: Origin Records

For the second installment of an ambitious five-CD project, undertaken to observe his fiftieth birthday, master bassist Rodney Whitaker convenes a world-class sextet to pay homage to the oeuvre of Duke Ellington. It's a subject that Whitaker came to know intimately during his 9-year tenure with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, regarding it as his Ph.D in Ellingtonia through performance, deep study, and spirited conversation with Wynton Marsalis and bandmates through those years. With a front line of modern jazz masters - Brian Lynch, Michael Dease and Diego Rivera, the fiery, modern aesthetic of drummer Karriem Riggins, along with pianist Richard Roe and vocals by Rockelle Fortin, Whitaker celebrates the timelessness of Ellington's works by allowing them to live and breathe through the freewheeling, "cutting session" atmosphere he created for the session.

Danish National Symphony Orchestra - The Babylon Hotel [Blu-Ray] (2023)

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Danish National Symphony Orchestra - The Babylon Hotel [Blu-Ray] (2023)

Danish National Symphony Orchestra - The Babylon Hotel [Blu-Ray] (2023)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27885 kbps / 1080p / 29.970 fps | 88 min | 22,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4104 kbps / 24-bit
Classical, Pop, Jazz, Soundtrack | EuroArts

Experience the iconic music from movies and series such as Babylon Berlin, The Great Gatsby and Burlesque with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Big Band and guests.The Babylon Hotel is the concert where the upper class meets the underworld in a melting pot of euphoria and extravagance, nostalgia and pleasure with a carefree sinfulness only seen in the exuberant nightlife of the 1920s around the world. This concert evening takes you through the fictional Babylon Hotel, where the doors are opened to a world of music from movies like The Great Gatsby, Babylon, Burlesque, the TV series House of Dreams and Babylon Berlin and the operas Porgy and Bess and Mahagonny - and much more.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

Posted By: Designol
VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Daniel Hope, Zürcher Kammerorchester - Dance! (2024)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Daniel Hope, Zürcher Kammerorchester - Dance! (2024)

Daniel Hope, Zürcher Kammerorchester - Dance! (2024)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 611 Mb | Total time: 01:55:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 028948649945 | Recorded: 2023

Daniel Hope's new album "Dance!" reflects his boundless interest in the most diverse styles and periods of music. The star violinist takes the listeners on a journey through seven centuries of music history and explores the rhythms that have set bodies in motion and lifted hearts since time began.

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

Posted By: Designol
Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio:
The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Swing, Big Band | Label: Acrobat | # AMACD024 | 00:51:50

Della Reese was born Deloreese Patricia Early on July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and began singing in her local church from an early age. In late 1953 Della signed on with The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and moved to New York and soon had a recording contract with Jubilee Records. Duke Ellington really needs no introduction, being considered by many as the greatest American composer of the 20th Century. His orchestra, over its 50 plus years of performing and recording, launched the careers of many of jazz's greatest stars. The line up for this 1962 performance still featured such respected alumni as Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves. This unique live concert broadcast featuring Della Reese and The Duke Ellington Orchestra was recorded on February 13, 1962 in New York City as part of a radio series specifically designed to promote a National Guard recruiting effort.

Mr. Sun - Mr Sun Plays Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (2023)

Posted By: delpotro
Mr. Sun - Mr Sun Plays Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (2023)

Mr. Sun - Mr Sun Plays Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:43:42
Americana, Bluegrass | Label: Adhyâropa Records

American Roots Music thrives on growing new branches from its grand traditions, and the band Mr Sun, and its individual members, have long been actively re-shaping the acoustic musical landscape. For Mr Sun’s tenth anniversary, this celebrated company of virtuoso string players has reinterpreted the legendary Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite, bringing this monumental reimagining of the iconic Tchaikovsky piece into the acoustic string band world.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Harlem Suite: Live 1964 in London/1966 in Stockholm (2018)

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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Harlem Suite: Live 1964 in London/1966 in Stockholm (2018)

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Harlem Suite: Live 1964 in London/1966 in Stockholm (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 241 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:47
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Sounds of Yesteryear

These are rare 'live' recordings of the great Duke Ellington Orchestra performing on Two European tours in London on the 20th of February 1964 and in Stockholm on the 8th of February 1966. As can be seen from the personnel listing below all Ellington luminaries are present making this an extremely collectible addition to the Duke Ellington canon.

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)

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VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Duke Ellington - Recollections of the Big Band Era (1974) [Japanese Edition 2012]

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Duke Ellington - Recollections of the Big Band Era (1974) [Japanese Edition 2012]

Duke Ellington - Recollections of the Big Band Era (1974) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 467 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-27050)

This CD consists of the recordings of big-band standards that Duke Ellington originally did for Reprise in the early '60s. One suspects there was a quid pro quo here - he would cut these '30s and '40s standards, which were certain to make money, for Reprise, and that same label, in turn, would record his symphonic music. The material is done in a smooth, swinging style, more laid-back than what the Count Basie orchestra of the same period would have done with this same stuff ("One O'Clock Jump" is included here as one of ten bonus tracks), but with enough fire and boundless elegance to make it more than worthwhile. Highlights include "Minnie the Moocher," "Cherokee," "Ciribiribin," "Contrasts," "Smoke Rings," "Woodchopper's Ball," "Rhapsody in Blue," and "Tuxedo Junction"…

Pasquale Grasso - Pasquale Plays Duke (Japanese Blu-spec CD) (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Pasquale Grasso - Pasquale Plays Duke (Japanese Blu-spec CD) (2021)

Pasquale Grasso - Pasquale Plays Duke (Japanese Blu-spec CD) (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 311 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | Covers included | 00:59:50
Jazz | Label: Sony Masterworks

Pasquale Plays Duke, is the second of a three-part trilogy which follows the early 2021 digital release of Solo Ballads. For this particular album he introduces his working trio of bassist Ari Roland and drummer Keith Balla, and is joined by special guest vocalists Samara Joy and Sheila Jordan.

Duke Ellington - The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (1975) [Reissue 1991]

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Duke Ellington - The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (1975) [Reissue 1991]

Duke Ellington - The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (1975) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 225 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (00025218664523)

Recorded in 1971, The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse reads in many ways like a follow up to the 1967 epic Far East Suite. Compelling, cosmopolitan, and organic, this music comes from Ellington's sifting of travel experiences, and it sounds as if he is using his impressions of places and people rather than appropriations of "authentic" scales and rhythms. "Chinoiserie" is boisterous and fun, with long-tone horn peals forming the melodic cornerstone. Tenorman Harold Ashby takes his place blowing pure swing. "Afrique" is a percussion-based piece, with a liberal layering of the horn players' entrances creating strains that are at first incongruous, then tie briefly together toward the middle of the affair. Preceded by the more even-tempered melodic and rhythmic structures of "Acht" and "Gong," "Tang" takes the picture to the outer limits again with strident opening horn blasts that yield to staccato call-and-responses that chill to the bone…