Duke Ellington records the ’70th Birthday Concert’ album in Bristol, England (1969)

Duke Ellington's '70th Birthday Concert' is a live album recorded at Colston Hall In Bristol, England on November 25 and at Free Trade Hall In Manchester, England on November 26, 1969.1 . (Paris Birthday Celebration, 1969) 2 . El Gato (w/ Cat Anderson ) 3 . Take The 'A' Train (w/ His Orchestra, Berlin, 1969) 4 . La Plus Belle Africaine (w/ His Orchestra, 1969) 5 . Satin Doll (w/ Wild Bill…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella at Duke’s Place’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1965)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella at Duke's Place' is a studio album recorded on October 18,19,20, 1965, with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and released in 1965 By Verve.1 . Côte D'Azur (w/ Duke Ellington) 2 . Imagine My Frustration (w/ Duke Ellington) Track Listing : 1.Something To Live For (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 03:35 . 2.A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Aka Passion) (Billy Strayhorn) –…

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn record ‘Great Times!’ for Riverside (1950)

'Great Times!' by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn is an album recorded on September 13, October 3 & November, 1950 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Take The A Train (w/ Billy Strayhorn ) 2 . Cotton Tail / Hot Chocolate (1941) 3 . C Jam Blues (1942) 4 . Take The A Train (1964) 5 . Take The A Train 6 . (w/ Billy Strayhorn) Track Listing : 1.Cotton Tail (Duke…

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane record together at Van Gelder Studio the album ‘Duke Ellington & John Coltrane’ (1962)

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane' is an album recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington) – 04:14. 2.Take The Coltrane ((Duke Ellington)) - 04:42 . 3.Big Nick (John Coltrane) – 04:30. 4.Stevie (Duke Ellington) - 04:22 . 5.My Little Brown Book (Billy Strayhorn) – 05:20 . 6.Angelica (Duke Ellington) - 06:00 .…

Duke Ellington records ‘Money Jungle’ with Charles Mingus and Max Roach (1962)

Duke Ellington's 'Money Jungle' is a studio album recorded with Charles Mingus and Max Roach on September 17, 1962 by United Artists.Track Listing : 1.Money Jungle (Duke Ellington) - 05:30 . 2.Fleurette Africaine (African Flower) (Duke Ellington) - 03:36 . 3.Very Special (Duke Ellington) - 04:26 . 4.Warm Valley (Duke Ellington) - 03:33 . 5.Wig Wise (Duke Ellington) - 03:21 . 6.Caravan (Juan…

Duke Ellington records ‘Live at the Blue Note’ with his Orchestra (1959)

Duke Ellington's 'Live at the Blue Note' is an album recorded on August 9, 1959 and released the same year by Roulette.1 . Sophisticated Lady 2 . All Of Me (w/ Johnny Hodges Solo, Switzerland '59 4/7 3 . Germany (1959) Track listing : 1.Haupe (Duke Ellington) - 03:58 . 2.Flirtibird (Duke Ellington) - 03:01 . 3.Pie Eye's Blues (Duke Ellington) - 03:16 . 4.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington,…

Duke Ellington records ‘Such Sweet Thunder,’ an album based on the work of William Shakespeare (1957)

Duke Ellington's 'Such Sweet Thunder' is an album based on the work of William Shakespeare and recorded on August 7, 1956 and May 3, 1957.1 . Such Sweet Thunder (Switzerland '59 2/7 2 . Hank Sank (1959) 3 . Up And Down (w/ Amii Stewart) Track listing : 1.Such Sweet Thunder (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:22 . 2.Sonnet for Caesar (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:00 . 3.Sonnet to…

Duke Ellington records ‘Soul Call’ with his orchestra at the Antibes Jazz Festival (1966)

Duke Ellington's 'Soul Call' is a live album recorded with his orchestra on July 26, 27, 28 & 29 1966 at the Juan-les-Pins/Antibes Jazz Festival, Côte d'Azur and released In 1967 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.La Plus Belle Africaine (Duke Ellington) – 14:00 . 2.West Indian Pancake (Duke Ellington) - 04:41 . 3.Soul Call (Louie Bellson, Henry Bellson) - 03:09 . 4.Skin Deep (Louie Bellson) - 13:03…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington’ for Riverside (1955)

'Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington' is an album by Monk playing well-known songs by Ellington, recorded July 21 and 27, 1955 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Sophisticated lady (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 2 . Solitude (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 3 . Satin Doll (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 4 . Blues for Duke (Berliner Jazztage 1969) Track listing : . 1.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't…

Verve tape ‘Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book’ (1959)

'Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book' is an album recorded between July 14 and August 9, 1959 with Ray Brown on double bass and Ed Thigpen on drums and released the same year by Verve.1 . Take the A train 2 . In a Mellow Tone (w/ Ella Fitzgerald) 3 . During this Time (w/ Ben Webster) 4 . I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (w/ Ben Webster, 1972) Track listing : 1.Cotton Tail (Duke…

Columbia record Duke Ellington and his band at the Newport Jazz Festival for ‘Ellington at Newport’ (1956)

'Ellington at Newport' is a live album by Duke Ellington and his band recorded on July 7, 1956 at the Newport Jazz Festival and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (Newport 1956) 2 . Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue (w/ Paul Gonsalves) Track Listing : 1.Festival Junction (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 10:08 . 2.Blues To Be There (Duke Ellington, Billy…

Columbia tape ‘First Time! The Count Meets the Duke’ by Duke Ellington & Count Basie and their respective orchestras (1961)

'First Time! The Count Meets the Duke' by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Battle Royal (Duke Ellington) - 05:33 . 2.To You (Thad Jones) - 03:53 . 3.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:46 . 4.Corner Pocket (Freddie Green, Donald Wolf) - 04:53 . 5.Wild Man (Duke…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

Duke Ellington records ‘The Nutcracker Suite,’ his take on the Tchaikovsky’s work, arranged by himself and Billy Strayhorn (1960)

Duke Ellington's 'The Nutcracker Suite' is an album featuring jazz interpretations of 'The Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, recorded on May 26 & 31, June 3, 21 & 22, 1960 and released in 1960 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Overture (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) - 03:22 . 2.Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance Of The Reed-Pipes) (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) - 02:30 .…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

Duke Ellington ‘Together for the First Time / The Great Reunion’ with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (1961)

'Together for the First Time / The Great Reunion'' is the combination of two recordings done on April 3–4, 1961 by a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars, and both released the same year by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Duke'S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) - 05:08 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So And So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 03:11 . 3.Cotton Tail…

Duke Ellington All Stars at the Sanremo Jazz Festival (1964)

March 22, 1964 - the Duke Ellington "All Stars" Octet - that is Duke Ellington (p), Rolf Ericson (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bs), Bibi Rovére (b), Sam Woodyard (d) - is at the Sanremo Jazz Festival in Italy

Duke Ellington starts the recording of the album ‘The Popular Duke Ellington’ (1966)

'The Popular Duke Ellington' is a studio album recorded on March 9, 10 & 11, 1966 and released In 1967 by RCATrack Listing : 1.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 04:40 . 2.I Got It Bad (And That Ain'T Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:36 . 3.Perdido (Juan Tizol) - 03:14 . 4.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 05:10 . 5.Black And Tan Fantasy (Duke…

Impulse! publish ‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ (1963)

'Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins' is an album recorded in August 18, 1962 At Van Gelder Studio and released in February 1963 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Limbo Jazz (Duke Ellington) - 05:14 . 2.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard) (Duke Ellington) - 05:56 . 3.Ray Charles' Place (Duke Ellington) - 04:04 . 4.Wanderlust (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges) — 05:00 . 5.You Dirty Dog (Duke…

Ella Fitzgerald records with the Duke Ellington Orchestra : ‘The Stockholm Concert, 1966’

Ella Fitzgerald's 'The Stockholm Concert, 1966' is a live album recorded on February 7, 1966 with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and released in 1984 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Imagine My Frustration (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Wilson) - 05:13 . 2.Duke'S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) - 04:43 . 3.Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:08 .…

Duke Ellington records in Europe ‘In the Uncommon Market’ a live album for Pablo (1963)

Duke Ellington's 'In the Uncommon Market' is a live album recorded in Europe on February 6 or 7, & 21, 1963 and July 27, 1966 and released in 1986 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Bula (Duke Ellington) - 04:44 . 2.Silk Lace (Duke Ellington) - 05:18 . 3.Asphalt Jungle (Duke Ellington) - 04:05 . 4.Star-Crossed Lovers (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 4:19 . 5.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington,…

Duke Ellington records ‘Black, Brown and Beige’ with his orchestra and Mahalia Jackson (1958)

Duke Ellington's 'Black, Brown and Beige' is an album recorded on February 4–5 & 11-12, 1958 with his orchestra and Mahalia Jackson as guest.Track Listing : 1.Part I (Duke Ellington) - 08:17 . 2.Part Ii (Duke Ellington) - 06:14 . 3.Part Iii (Aka Light) (Duke Ellington) - 06:26 . 4.Part Iv (Aka Come Sunday) (Duke Ellington) - 07:58 . 5.Part V (Aka Come Sunday) (Duke Ellington) - 03:46 . 6.Part…

Duke Ellington records ‘The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943’ for Prestige (1943)

Duke Ellington's 'The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943' is a live album recorded on January 23, 1943 at Carnegie Hall In New York City and released in 1977 By Prestige. Track Listing : 1.The Star Spangled Banner (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) - 01:12 . 2.Black And Tan Fantasy (Duke Ellington, James Bubber Miley) - 06:35 . 3.Rockin' In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving…

Duke Ellington records ‘ A Concert of Sacred Music’ at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York (1965)

Duke Ellington's ' A Concert of Sacred Music' is an album recorded at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York on December 26, 1965 and released in 1966 By Rca.Track Listing : 1.In The Beginning God (Duke Ellington) - 19:36 . 2.Will You Be There? (Duke Ellington) - 01:23 . 3.Ninety Nine Percent (Duke Ellington) - 02:23 . 4.Ain'T But The One (Duke Ellington) - 03:31 . 5.New World A'Coming…

Duke Ellington begins the recording with his orchestra of ‘The Far East Suite’ (1966)

Duke Ellington's 'The Far East Suite' is an album recorded in New-York City, with his orchestra from December 19 till 21, 1966 and released in 1967 By Rca.Track Listing : 1.Tourist Point Of View (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 05:09 . 2.Bluebird Of Delhi (Mynah) (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:18 . 3.Isfahan (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 04:02 . 4.Depk (Duke Ellington, Billy…

Duke Ellington records with an orchestra, ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’ for Columbia (1951)

Duke Ellington's 'Masterpieces by Ellington' is an album recorded on December 18, 1950 with an orchestra and released in 1951 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 15:27 . 2.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 11:29 . 3.The Tattooed Bride (Duke Ellington) - 11:43 . 4.Solitude (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie…

Duke Ellington starts the recording of the album ‘Afro-Bossa’ for Reprise (1962)

Duke Ellington's 'Afro-Bossa' is a studio album recorded on November 29, 1962, December 20, 1962 & January 4 & 5, 1963 and released in April 1963 by Reprise.1 . Afro Bossa (Baghdad, Iraq, 1965) Track Listing : 1.Afro-Bossa (Duke Ellington) - 04:22 . 2.Purple Gazelle (Duke Ellington) - 02:44 . 3.Absinthe (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:34 . 4.Moonbow (Duke Ellington) - 02:33 . 5.Sempre Amoré…

Johnny Hodges records with regular members of the Ellington orchestra, ‘Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges’ (1964)

Johnny Hodges' 'Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges' is an album recorded on February 6, 1964 & March 8, 1965 with regular members of the Ellington orchestra and released in 1964 by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.Everybody Knows (Johnny Hodges) - 07:25 . 2.A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:04 . 3.Papa Knows (Johnny Hodges) - 06:52 . 4.310 Blues (Billy Strayhorn) - 04:34 . 5.The Jeep…

Modern Jazz Quartet record ‘For Ellington’ a tribute album for East West (1988)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'For Ellington' is a tribute album recorded on February 1-3, 1988 in New-York City and released the same year by East West.Track Listing : 1.For Ellington (John Lewis) - 08:01 . 2.Jack The Bear (Duke Ellington) - 05:04 . 3.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) - 05:05 . 4.It Don'T Mean A Thing (If It Ain'T Got That Swing) (Duke Ellington, Irving…

Count And Duke Go To The Movies

From 'Sophisticated lady' to 'It dont mean athing', we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Ellington & Basie Movie's Score'. It has , , , and many more.

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