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Duke Ellington: Hits (CD: Wienerworld)Duke Ellington: Hits (CD: Wienerworld)
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 band members, many of whom remained with him for long periods.

This collection contains 14 of Ellington’s greatest hits. (Wienerworld) 


Price:  £12.99 


Duke Ellington: Masterpieces 1926-1949 (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
The genius of Duke Ellington, bandleader extraordinaire, pianist and greatest American composer of the 20th century is celebrated in the 93 ducal masterpieces featured in this 4 CD box set. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

Duke Ellington: Masterpieces 1926-1949 (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


Duke Ellington: Cotton Club Stomp- Classic Recordings, 1927-1931 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)Duke Ellington: Cotton Club Stomp- Classic Recordings, 1927-1931 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Duke Ellington: It Don't Mean A Thing- Classic Recordings Vol.2, 1930-1934 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


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Duke Ellington: It Don't Mean A Thing- Classic Recordings Vol.2, 1930-1934 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)


Duke Ellington: Reminiscing In Tempo- Classic Recordings Vol.3, 1932-1935 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)Duke Ellington: Reminiscing In Tempo- Classic Recordings Vol.3, 1932-1935 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Duke Ellington: Braggin' In Brass- Classic Recordings Vol.5, 1938 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


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Duke Ellington: Braggin' In Brass- Classic Recordings Vol.5, 1938 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)


Duke Ellington: Tootin' Through The Roof- Classic Recordings Vol.6, 1939-1940 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)

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Duke Ellington: Cotton Tail- Classic Recordings Vol.7, 1940 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)Duke Ellington: Cotton Tail- Classic Recordings Vol.7, 1940 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Duke Ellington: Jump For Joy- Classic Recordings Vol.8, 1941-1942 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


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Duke Ellington: Jump For Joy- Classic Recordings Vol.8, 1941-1942 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)


Duke Ellington: Black, Brown And Beige- Classic Recordings Vol.9, 1943-1945 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)Duke Ellington: Black, Brown And Beige- Classic Recordings Vol.9, 1943-1945 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Duke Ellington: Live At Carnegie Hall 1943 (CD: Storyville, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £17.99 

Duke Ellington: Live At Carnegie Hall 1943 (CD: Storyville, 2 CDs)


Duke Ellington: Ellington Uptown + The Liberian Suite + Masterpieces (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)Duke Ellington: Ellington Uptown + The Liberian Suite + Masterpieces (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
The advent of the long playing record offered an opportunity for Duke Ellington to be more ambitious when taking his compositions into the studio. Presented here on a double CD is all the existing material from the sessions which produced three outstanding Ellington albums with superb orchestra lineups.

“Ellington Uptown” was originally issued in two different versions, one containing The Harlem Suite and the other replacing it with The Controversial Suite. Both are included here.

The “Liberian Suite” was Ellington’s first international commission, written at the request of the government of Liberia to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the country’s founding. Alternate takes from the session have been added as well as a live version of “The Tattooed Bride”, a tune which then appeared on the Masterpieces LP. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Duke Ellington: Piano Reflections (CD: Capitol)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Duke Ellington: Piano Reflections (CD: Capitol)


Duke Ellington: Ellington '55 (CD: Capitol)Duke Ellington: Ellington '55 (CD: Capitol)
 


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Duke Ellington: The 1956-58 Small Group Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
A rare batch of small group studio sessions recorded by Duke Ellington between 1956 and 1958. Included are the eight amazing quartet tracks with Paul Gonsalves, as well as quintets, sextets and septets, showcasing not only the Duke’s amazing talents but also those of his selected soloists. As a bonus, three orchestral tracks that complete the 1956 septet session, with many Ellingtonians, including : Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Russell Procope & Harry Carney.

This release compiles all known small group sessions recorded by Duke Ellington in the studio during the 1950s. They are worth listening to these sessions not only to hear such musicians as Gonsalves, Hodges or Terry in small group settings with Ellington’s long-time rhythm section of Jimmy Woode on bass and Sam Woodyard, drums, but also to have an all too rare chance to hear the Duke’s marvellous piano playing. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Duke Ellington: The 1956-58 Small Group Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)


Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: A Drum Is A Woman (CD: Jazz Track)Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: A Drum Is A Woman (CD: Jazz Track)
An indispensable and long unavailable Ellington suite, “A Drum is a Woman” (1956) - includes the complete original album plus the rare tune, "Pomegranate", from the suite but omitted from the LP. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 


Duke Ellington: Love Songs (CD: Columbia)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Duke Ellington: Love Songs (CD: Columbia)


Duke Ellington: Black, Brown & Beige (CD: Columbia)Duke Ellington: Black, Brown & Beige (CD: Columbia)
 


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Duke Ellington: At Newport- Complete (CD: Columbia, 2 CDs)
'This became Ellington's best-selling album because of the (studio-sweetened?) crowd noise but the music is compelling, contrasting remakes of "Jeep's Blues" (featuring Hodges) and "Diminuendo And Crescendo" (Gonsalves) with new material.' (The Rough Guide To Jazz)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £13.99 

Duke Ellington: At Newport- Complete (CD: Columbia, 2 CDs)


Duke Ellington: A Portrait Of (CD: Columbia)Duke Ellington: A Portrait Of (CD: Columbia)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Duke Ellington: Such Sweet Thunder (CD: Columbia)
 


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Duke Ellington: Such Sweet Thunder (CD: Columbia)


Duke Ellington: Blues In Orbit (CD: Columbia)Duke Ellington: Blues In Orbit (CD: Columbia)
 


Price:  £5.99 


Duke Ellington: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
New Series:- Phase Compensated Stereo; revealing hidden qualities of stereo sound. This 2-CD set contains the albums "Swinging Suites"; "At The Bal Masque"; "Midnight in Paris" & "The Count Meets The Duke First Time!".

 


Price:  £8.99 

Duke Ellington: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Duke Ellington & Count Basie: First Time! The Count Meets The Duke (CD: Columbia)Duke Ellington & Count Basie: First Time! The Count Meets The Duke (CD: Columbia)
 


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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Complete Ellington Indigos (CD: Phoenix Jazz)
An outstanding example of the Ellington Orchestra playing jazz standards, this release includes the complete original album “Ellington Indigos” plus two rare tunes from the sessions omitted from the original LP and all of the alternate takes.

This Phoenix edition replaces the previous Jazzbeat issue, on which much of the bonus material appeared on CD for the first time ever. This is the Ellington leading his legendary dance band, not the concert hall purveyor of extended suites.

"Ellington Indigos is virtually a dance set. Duke mixes some of his tunes with some standards by other composers and plays them with emphasis on shades of colour.... this shouldn't be missed." 4.5 stars Down Beat (1957) Dom Cerulli.

Personnel : Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln, vcl), Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (as, cl), Johnny Hodges, Rick Henderson (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, cl, b-cl), Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (d), Jimmy Grissom (vcl), Ozzie Bailey (vcl). (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Complete Ellington Indigos (CD: Phoenix Jazz)


Duke Ellington: Ellington Indigos (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Price:  £18.99 


Limited edition, 180 gram vinyl, high definition, super fidelity. 


Duke Ellington: Three Suites (CD: Columbia- US Import)Duke Ellington: Three Suites (CD: Columbia- US Import)
 


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Duke Ellington: Piano In The Background (CD: Columbia)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Duke Ellington: Piano In The Background (CD: Columbia)


Duke Ellington: Piano In The Foreground (CD: Columbia)Duke Ellington: Piano In The Foreground (CD: Columbia)
 


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Duke Ellington: All American In Jazz + Midnight In Paris (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
First time on CD for the neglected Ellington work, All American in Jazz, his first album of show tunes, on which the orchestra played versions of songs from the Broadway hit All American. "These are not bad songs but by the time they have been run through the near magical ducal process they emerge as something close to pure Ellingtonia"… Leonard feather

Coupled with another release from 1962 devoted to French related songs. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Duke Ellington: All American In Jazz + Midnight In Paris (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)


Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side (CD: Verve)Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side (CD: Verve)
 


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Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Back To Back (CD: Verve)
 


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Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Back To Back (CD: Verve)


Duke Ellington/ Charlie Mingus/ Max Roach: Money Jungle (CD: Blue Note)Duke Ellington/ Charlie Mingus/ Max Roach: Money Jungle (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Duke Ellington: Meets Coleman Hawkins (CD: Impulse)
 


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Duke Ellington: Meets Coleman Hawkins (CD: Impulse)


Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (CD: Impulse)Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (CD: Impulse)
 


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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (Vinyl LP: Impulse- US Import)

Price:  £21.99 


 

Duke Ellington: With A Touch Of Class (CD: Recall, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Duke Ellington: With A Touch Of Class (CD: Recall, 2 CDs)


Duke Ellington: Far East Suite (CD: RCA Bluebird)Duke Ellington: Far East Suite (CD: RCA Bluebird)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Afro Bossa/ Concert In The Virgin Islands (CD: Reprise)
 


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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Afro Bossa/ Concert In The Virgin Islands (CD: Reprise)


Duke Ellington: Masters Of Jazz (CD: Storyville)Duke Ellington: Masters Of Jazz (CD: Storyville)
This compilation includes recordings from Duke Ellington and his Orchestra at The Hurricane Club and Carnegie Hall in New York in 1943, in New York in 1962, at The Hollywood Empire in Los Angeles in 1949 and solo Duke Ellington piano recordings from France in 1966. Many classic standards are featured including "Take The A Train", "Satin Doll", "Rockin’ In Rhythm" and "Cotton Tail" and Duke’s musicians include Ben Webster and Johnny Hodges. Includes new liner notes by Mike Hennessey. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £7.99 


Billy Strayhorn: Passion Flower (CD: Proper)
 


Price:  £6.99 

Billy Strayhorn: Passion Flower (CD: Proper)


Paul Gonsalves: Tell It The Way It Is! (CD: Impulse- US Import)Paul Gonsalves: Tell It The Way It Is! (CD: Impulse- US Import)
 


Price:  £13.99 


Paul Gonsalves & Clark Terry Quintet: Complete Recordings (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)
All the recordings ever made by Gonsalves and Terry in a quintet format, backed by two other Ellington collaborators, Woode and Woodyard. Includes three complete LPs: Cookin', Diminuendo, Crescendo and Blues & Clark Terry Featuring Paul Gonsalves. Includes four sextet bonus tracks. Remastered 2CD set with detailed booklet. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 

Paul Gonsalves & Clark Terry Quintet: Complete Recordings (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)


Paul Gonsalves: Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick (CD: Phono)Paul Gonsalves: Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick (CD: Phono)
The complete, long-unavailable Paul Gonsalves LP Boom-Jackie- Boom-Chick (Vocalion LAE-587), which finds him as the only horn in a quartet format backed by English players. It is coupled with the LP Gettin’ Together! (Jazzland JLP936S), which features the saxophonist in a quintet setting with Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb, and has been added in its entirety as a bonus. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

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