Duke Ellington & John Coltrane + 4 Bonus Tracks
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane + 4 Bonus
By the time this album was recorded, Duke Ellington had already become a major jazz star with nearly a four-decade musical career under his belt. He had played regularly on some of the most renowned stages in the world. Coltrane, who had been a member of the Miles Davis group and the Thelonious Monk quartet (with whom he recorded a number of albums), formed his own band in 1960 and recorded a plethora of classic LPs for Atlantic. While Duke was a consecrated figure, Trane was one of the promising new voices of modern jazz. Even though the saxophonist would delve further into free jazz a few years later, he still enjoyed playing ballads and blues in 1962. The swing idiom, of course, wasn't new to him, nor was the Ellington sound. One of Coltrane's earliest professional jobs as a musician had been as a member of alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges' band (during one of the short periods in which Hodges left the Ellington orchestra). Nor was Ellington new to ''modern jazz'', as he was a perennially ''modern'' composer, who frequently expressed his admiration for Thelonious Monk (with whom he played at Newport), Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie (with whom he shared an album), and Charles Mingus (a private recording of the Ellington band playing Mingus' ''The Clown'' still exists), among oth...
- ASIN: B06VX4N9V7
The Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1959-1961
Duke: Columbia Years 1927 - 1962 Import edition by Ellington, Duke (2004) Audio CD
Masterpieces By Ellington
Ellington Uptown + The Liberian Suite + Masterpieces By Ellington + 6 Bonus
Real Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington: The Chronological Classics, 1924-1927
Anatomy of a Murder Import Edition by Ellington, Duke (2009) Audio CD
Four Classic Albums (Swinging Suites/At The Bal Masque/Midnight In Paris/The Count Meets The Duke Fi / Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite (Once Upon a Masterpiece)
Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite (Once Upon a
It's a challenge to transform the "Nutcracker Suite's" romantic orchestra into jumpin' jazz melodies, but that's exactly what Duke Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, did.Ellington's band memebers were not so sure that a classical ballet could become a cool-cat jazz number. But Duke and Billy, inspired by their travels and by musical styles past and present, infused the composition with Vegas glitz, Hollywood glamour, and even a little New York jazz.
- ASIN: 1570917019
The Ellington Suites
The Ellington Suites is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington which collects three suites recorded in 1959, 1971 & 1972 (originally released on the Pablo label in 1976). The album won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band. Interesting fact: Ellington wrote The Queens Suite for Queen Elizabeth II, who was presented with a single pressing of the recording which was not commercially issued during Ellington s lifetime. This newly remastered edition features a previously unreleased bonus track; the only known recording of the Ellington composition The Kiss.
- Brand: CD
- ASIN: B00E4V08KS
- UPC: 888072346147
Duke Ellington - Import Poster
Vinyl LP repressing. INDIGOS (also referred to as ELLINGTON INDIGOS) was originally released in 1958. The album's recording sessions took place between March and October of the previous year. INDIGOS includes self-penned tracks as well as Ellington's take on classics like 'Autumn Leaves' and 'Where or When.'
- Brand: VINYL
- ASIN: B00KBEY308
Digitally re-mastered collection of collaborative recordings from the Jazz greats. Contains the complete master takes from the only full studio session ever made by Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington together. The date was originally divided onto two albums: Together for the First Time and the Great Reunion of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. As a bonus, we have added a true rarity that appears on CD here for the first time ever: Louis and Duke's last preserved appearance together, promoting their album on the Ed Sullivan TV show, as well as an additional song by Louis alone which completes all existing music from that program. Essential Jazz Classics.
- ASIN: B006A9XRZK
The genius of Duke, bandleader extraordinaire, pianist and greatest American composer of the 20th century is celebrated in the 93 docal masterpieces featured in this 4 CD box set. Ellington's achievements as composer, arranger, pianist and bandleadertouch a bewildering variety of levels, producing music that has never been surpassed.
- Brand: CD
- ASIN: B00005MOCT
- UPC: 604988992526
Worlds Greatest Jazz Collection: Big Bands - The Giants of the Swing Big Band Era
Worlds Greatest Jazz Collection: Big Bands - The
Awesome 100 CD set containing a plethora of classic Big Band sounds from the era when Benny Goodman's 'Let's Dance' became the motto of an entire country...in fact, the whole world! The Big Band Box takes you from the formation of the original Big Band of Fletcher Henderson to the 17-piece line-up of Stan Kenton's Progressive Jazz. Doc. 2008.
- ASIN: B001G8P3JS
Ellington Plays Strayhorn
Associate arranger/second pianist Billy Strayhorn was Ellington's right-hand man from 1939-67. Musically inseparable for nearly 30 years, they collaborated on all the Duke's finest works. This UK compilation opens with Stray's beautiful Ellington debut, 'Something to Live For'. Includes classic hits like, 'Take the 'A' Train', 'Chelsea Bridge', 'Day Dream' & 'Johnny Come Lately'. Also features seldom reissued tracks of great beauty such as 'Grievin', 'Lament for Javanette', 'Noir Bleu' & Stray's telling piano debut with Ellington, 'Tonk'. Digitally mastered. 2001.
- ASIN: B00005S2ZI
- UPC: 766126413826
American Classics: Duke Ellington
American Classics: Duke
EMI Classics is proud to present this next batch from the new American Classics series -- single and double-CD sets of music exclusively from American composers -- which feature all genres of music, from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and opera. This release of five new titles in the American Classics series spans the gamut of American Music!
- ASIN: B004Q23VNG
At Rainbow Grille
This CD contains rarely heard arrangements of some of Ellington's best compositions. Billy Strayhorn once stated that 'Duke Ellington plays the piano, but his real instrument is the orchestra'.. Even if this is in some way true, Duke's sporadic experiments with smaller groups and his skills as a pianist were nevertheless superb. The live performance at the Rainbow Grill offered here gives additional evidence of his stature as an instrumentalist. The octet was formed taking several of the major soloists from the 1967 Ellington band, including five horns (Cat Anderson on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Paul Gonsalves on tenor sax and Harry Carney on baritone sax), plus the rhythm section including the Duke himself, John Lamb on bass, and Steve Little on drums. 13 tracks total, including 'In a Sentimental Mood', 'Azure', 'Rock the Clock' and more. Gambit.
- Brand: GAMBIT.
- ASIN: B000GFRJ9Y
Duke Ellington: A Giant Among Giants, The Best LPs 1950 to 1961 to 1961
Duke Ellington: A Giant Among Giants, The Best
10CD set 15 original 1950s albums incl 'Great Times!', 'Such Sweet Thunder', 'Black, Brown and Beige', the soundtrack 'Anatomy of a Murder', 'Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: Recording Together For The First Time', 'First Time! The Count Meets the Duke' and many others.
- Brand: DOCUMENTS
- ASIN: B00R5AI5JQ
Roaring 20s, Crazy 30s: Golden Age of the Dance Bands
Roaring 20s, Crazy 30s: Golden Age of the
EU 10 CD box set. The 1920s and the 1930s were widely known as the Roaring 20s and the Crazy 30s. When you put on the records of this time, you can easily guess why! The music on this collection is not only interesting for the old generation, they still have a style that doesn't go out of date. Doc.
- Brand: Cerhinu
- ASIN: B006ZVI0D2
- UPC: 885150333778
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Duke Ellington: Montreal 1964
Duke Ellington: Montreal
VAI DVD 4358 1964 telecast from La Casa Loma 64 min., B&W, Region 0, $34.95 list Boo-dah • Take the A Train• Afro Bossa •Perdido • Never on Sunday •Happy Reunion • Blow by Blow• Caravan • "Banquet Scene" from Timon of Athens Suite • Things Ain't What They Used to Be • "Skilipop" from Timon of Athens Suite • Prowling Cat Medley – (• Satin Doll • Solitude • Don't Get Around Much Anymore • Mood Indigo • I'm Beginning to See the Light • Sophisticated Lady • It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing • Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me • I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart /Don't Get Around Much Anymore) • Take the A Train. PIANO - Duke Ellington,DRUMS - Sam Woodyard, BASS - Major Holley, TRUMPETS - Cootie Williams, Rolf Ericson, Herbie Jones, Cat Anderson, TROMBONES - Lawrence Brown, Chuck Conners, Buster Cooper, REEDS - Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl),Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Harry Carney (bs)
- Brand: ELLINGTON,DUKE
- ASIN: B000FO0AJC
- UPC: 089948435891
Anthology - Duke Ellington
Anthology - Duke
Equally at home in the dance hall and the concert hall, nobody did more to make jazz a serious art form than Duke Ellington. He was one of the most important creative forces in the music of the twentieth century. His influence on classical music, popular music, and, of course, jazz, simply cannot be overstated. As Miles Davis once said: "Some day all the jazz musicians should get together in one place and get down on their knees and thank Duke.
- ASIN: B07NRFC6H5