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Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A mighty collaboration between Stanley Clarke & George Duke – working here in a pairing that refueled both of their careers for the 80s! In previous years, both Clarke and Duke had a penchant for really stretching out in complex, experimental modes – but here, they're playing in a relatively stripped-down and focused way – hitting some of the more soul-inspired sides of fusion at the time, although still without the slick or commercial feel of the rising GRP generation. Guitars figure heavily on a number of tracks, and vocals do too – sometimes in ways that are slightly too sweet and almost cloying. Tracks include "Wild Dog", "Louie Louie", "Sweet Baby", "I Just Want To Love You", "Winners", "Let's Get Started", and "Touch & Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Effie Duke & The Love FamilyMr Love (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A sweet bit of Afro Funk from Effi Duke & The Love Family – a set that's got some great touches that make the whole album pretty darn unique! There's a lot more groove here than you might expect from the "love" in the title – long tracks that build up in a flurry of skittish rhythms, dubby basslines, and these evocative lyrics that are maybe more calls to action for the groove, than actual song content – put forth by Effi Duke, who handles the guitar and bass – the latter with a nicely dark edge – in a small combo that mostly just includes drums and keyboards! The keyboards are especially cool – sometimes right on the groove, sometimes stepping out in spacier lines – almost hitting some William Onyeabar touches – and given the cool currents at the bottom, the album really comes across with a lot of power from just a little. Titles include "Time Is Come", "Mr Love", "Know Thyself", "Get Ready", and "Turn Me On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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George DukeDream On (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1982. Used ... $9.99
Solid 80s grooving from George Duke – a really tightly-crafted set, done in the sweet mix of jazz and soul that he virtually helped to invent during the 70s! There's a gentle soulfulness to the record that we really like – a quality that's surprising, given the date, and the fact that so many artist like Duke were really pushing things over the top at the time – while George could still lay back, and keep things very nicely paced. Many of the tunes on the set are mellow groovers and ballads – stepping along at a sweet pace with lead vocals from Duke, and some larger backings conducted by Charles Veal. Titles include "Shine On", "You", "Dream On", "Framed", "Ride On Love", "Son Of Reach For It", and "Positive Energy". CD features a bonus mix of "Dream On". CD

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✨✧ George DukeFollow The Rainbow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979. Used ... $9.99
One of the great ones from the end of the 70s for George Duke – a ridiculously fertile period for Duke, which is a great thing – because he closed out the decade on a wave of excellent releases! On Follow The Rainbow, George is grooving just a bit more smoothly than before, and it's maybe not as much of a jazz album as some of earlier sets – which is just fine, because this album's also got some great modern numbers that follow in an Earth Wind & Fire-style spiritual soul tradition! Sheila E is in the group, and joins Lynn Davis and Josie James on vocals – and the three of them give the record a strong R&B vibe on the best cuts. Titles include "Festival", "Say That You Will", "Funkin' For The Thrill", "I Am For Real (May The Funk Be With You)", "Pluck", "Corine", "Straight From The Heart" and "Sunrise". This Soulmusic.com edition includes 2 bonus tracks: "I Am For Real (single edit)" and "Pluck (single edit)". CD

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✨✧ George DukeGreatest Hits ... CD
Epic, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Dukey Stick", " Reach For It", "Seachin' My Mind", "Sweet Baby", "Lady" and Shine On" – 10 cuts total. CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Vernon Duke/Ogden Nash & Sammy Cahn/Bette DavisTwo's Company – Bette Davis With The Original Broadway Cast ... LP
RCA (UK), 1952. Sealed ... $4.99
Also features performances by Tina Louise and Nora Kaye! LP, Vinyl record album
(Australian pressing.)

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Duke Ellington70th Birthday Concert ... LP
Solid State, 1970. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Titles include "Black Swan", "Azure", "In Triplicate", "Fifi", "Black Butterfly", "El Gato", "BP", and "4:30 Blues" – plus a speech by Duke at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 180 gram Pure Pleasure remaster.)

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Duke EllingtonAt The Cotton Club 1938 ... CD
Sandy Hook, 1938. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Harmony In Harlem", "You Went To My Head", "At Your Beck & Call", "Downtown Uproar", "If Dreams Come True", and "The Gal From Joe's" – 12 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonConcert In The Virgin Islands ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the great entries in Duke Ellington's "exotic" albums of the 60s – records that aren't exactly exotica by any stretch of the imagination, but which have musical themes that were inspired by the international travels of the Ellington band at the time! In this case, the locale is the Virgin Islands – where Ellington performed in 1965, and returned home to record this set as a memory of tunes played by the band in St Croix and St Thomas. The core of the set is the initial Virgin Islands suite – made up of four new tunes that include "Island Virgin", "Virgin Jungle", "Fiddler On The Diddle", and "Jungle Kitty" – all nicely rhythmic numbers that explore some fresh themes with especially nice horn solos from the members of the group. Other tracks are older numbers performed on the tour, given a bit of a new twist here – on titles that include "Fade Up", "Mysterious Chick", "The Opener", and "Big Fat Alice's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing with some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Live At The Newport Jazz Festival 1959 ... CD
EmArcy, 1959. Used ... $5.99
A rare slice of Duke Ellington at Newport in the 50s – recorded live at the festival in 1959, but unlike other sessions of the time, never issued on record! The set remained unissued until Duke's 90th birthday, and it's a great discovery that easily matches the strength of Ellington's larger live recordings for Columbia at the same time. As is usual for this type of outing, there's a number of shorter tracks that reprise Ellington favorites for the crowd – but those are offset by longer, more serious works that are deeply complex, the highlight of which is "Idiom 59", a great lost composition done especially for the Festival! The full performance runs for over an hour – with players that include Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Harry Carney, and Johnny Hodges – and other tunes include "Cop Out", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Skin Deep", "Jam With Sam", "Perdido", and "Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington's Finest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
16 songs from the Ellington Orchestra as well as small group recordings with John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins & Johnny Hodges. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Plays Ellington ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Duke plays his favorites including "In A Sentimental Mood", "Reflections In D", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Passion Flower" and more, accompanied by Wendell Marshall on bass and Butch Ballard on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing. Cover has half split seams, some aging, and a BONUS punch out in the bottom left corner.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEarly Ellington 1927 to 1934 ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Creole Love Call", "Black Beauty", "Flaming Youth", "Cotton Club Stomp", and "Ring Dem Bells" – 22 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Encore ... LP
Old Masters, Late 30s/1940s/1950s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Features twelve performances starring the orchestra, piano and voice of Duke Ellington From 1937-1957 Not Previously released on Long Play Records LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonGreat Paris Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Did Ellington ever record in concert and it not be great? This wonderful double-length set from the 60s is key proof of his genius in an unfettered live setting – recorded in Paris in 1963 with plenty of dark edges! The tracks are short overall, but Duke's really at the head of the group on piano – playing with those angular, modern tones he picked up in the post Money Jungle years – and clearly in charge of the group from the keyboard, not the podium. Horn players include Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, and Paul Gonsalves – all bringing in some special tones and unique performances to an extended set list that includes both Ellington standards and a few lesser-known numbers. Titles include "Rockin In Rhythm", "Concerto For Cootie", "Suite Thursday", "Tone Parallel To Harlem", "Bula", "Cop Out", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "Theme From Asphalt Jungle", and "Star-Crossed Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label pressing. Cover has mostly split seams and light surface wear.)

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Duke EllingtonIn A Mellotone ... LP
RCA, Early 40s/1956. Very Good ... $5.99
A 50s LP that showcases Duke's early 40s sides for the Bluebird/Victor label – including early versions of formative compositions, featuring players like Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, and Ray Nance. Titles include "Take The A Train", "Portrait Of Bert Williams", "Rumpus In Richmond", "Rocks In My Bed", "Sepia Panorama", "Flaming Sword", "Perdido", and "Blue Serge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on all seams and some aging on the back.)

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Duke EllingtonIntimate Ellington ... CD
Pablo/OJC, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
A really well-titled set – as it offers up some more intimate takes on the Duke Ellington sound of the cusp of the 70s – with some especially nice trio and solo numbers that are well worth the price of the whole collection! The album starts with the amazing "Moon Maiden" – a track that has Ellington playing celeste, and reciting this weird little cosmic poem – almost in a Sun Ra-type aesthetic, and key proof that Duke was still stretching out a lot in his later years! There's also some excellent trio tracks that really get at that highly modern mode that Ellington hit at his Live At The Whitney session – mixed with a few more larger group numbers that, while not exactly intimate, still have a nicely laid back feel. In addition to "Moon Maiden", other tracks include "Tenz", "Eulb", "Layin On Mellow", "Edward The First", "Symphonette", and "Some Summer Fun". CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLatin American Suite ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1968/1970. Used ... $9.99
A killer album – one of Duke Ellington's best from the later years! The record features excellent writing from Duke – in a Latin mode, obviously, but touched with these incredible orchestrations that bring all sorts of weird twists and turns to the grooves, yet still manage to keep everything swinging nicely! The result is a rare album of brilliance – one that's vaguely similar to the Clarke Boland Big Band's Latin Kaleidoscope album, but with a genius that's all it's own. The album's got all the modernist touches of late Duke – but man, it also swings like a mofo, and with a really groovy sound – and the great Paul Gonsalves brings some wonderful solo work to the entire session. Titles include "Oclupaca", "Chico Cuadradino", "Eque", "The Sleeping Lady & The Giant Who Watches Over Her", and "Brasiliance". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Ember (UK), 1943. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Recorded live on December 11th, 1943. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMore Greatest Hits ... CD
RCA, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Rockabye River", "Blue Is The Night", "Chelsea Bridge", "Jumpin' Room Only", "My Old Flame", "All Day Long" and "Back Home Again In Indiana" – 18 cuts in all. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Duke EllingtonNew Orleans Suite ... CD
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Portrait Of Mahalia Jackson", "Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies", "Second Line", "Portrait Of Wellman Bruad", and "Thanks For The Beautiful Land On The Delta". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington's SpacemenCosmic Scene ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A lost Duke Ellington gem from the late 50s – a session that has a decidedly different look than some of his other records of the time! We don't know if the Duke was into Sun Ra – but it almost seems like he was copping his thunder with this title and band name – a fair bit more flashy than the usual presentation for the Ellington group! The record's not nearly as trippy as you'd expect – but it's still a prime set of Ellingtonia from those key late 50s years – material played by a smaller group of "Spacemen" than Duke's fuller orchestra – with a bit more room for small group interaction, almost in a Verve mode. Players include Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonzalves on tenor, Quentin Jackson on trombone, and Jimmy Woode on bass – and titles include "Avalon", "Midnight Sun", "Spacemen", "Bass-ment", "Early Autumn", and "Jones". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, on Pure Pleasure!)

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Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle (Douglas) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Douglas Collection pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Louis ArmstrongParis Blues – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1961. Sealed ... $16.99
We've always loved Duke Ellington's soundtracks, and this is one of his best! The score is a moody introspective one, written for a 1961 film that starred Paul Newman as a frustrated jazz musician living in Paris. The "Paris Blues" theme is a dark, somber composition that is supposedly Newman's masterpiece as a jazz writer – and it works beautifully with the film's themes of frustration and unfulfilled desire. Ellington's at his best here, and apart from the main theme, the score also has great versions of classics like "Mood Indigo" and "Take The A Train", plus originals like "Nite", "Wild Man Moore", "Guitar Amour", and "Paris Stairs". Also features Louis Armstrong on one track! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Collectors Series pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla & Duke At The Cote D'Azur ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A superstar performance from the Antibes jazz festival at Cote D'Azur – one that features Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington sharing the stage, in a concert that was also recorded for a film! Most numbers here feature the full Ellington orchestra backing Ella up – but a few other numbers feature just backings from a trio with Jimmy Jones on piano and Grady Tate on drums. Duke and Ella trade the spotlight nicely – and Fitzgerald only sings on about half of the set, numbers that include "Mack The Knife", "The More I See You", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Jazz Samba", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Going Out Of My Head". Ellington's heard on other instrumental performances – some of which are a bit more upbeat and unbridled than usual – almost in a Basie mode. These tunes include "Trombonio Bustosolssimo", "Diminuendo In Blue & Blow By Blow", "The Old Circus Train Turn Around Blues", and "The Matador". CD

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Wynonie Harris/Al Russell/Duke Henderson/Cee Pee JWest Coast Jive ... CD
Delmark, Mid 40s. Used ... $4.99
With 18 tracks, including a number of previously unissued cuts. CD

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✨✧ Duke PearsonIntroducing Duke Pearson's Big Band ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A much better record than you'd expect from the somewhat cheesy cover – one of Duke Pearson's funkiest sessions ever, and a hard swinging big band set with a great late 60s feel! The group is all-class all the way – with players that include Pearson, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker, Marvin Stamm, Julian Priester, Frank Foster, and Jerry Dodgion – and the tracks are short, but with an expansive groove that takes this one way past regular big band jazz, and into the mode of some of the hipper European groups at the time. Includes the classic track "Groundhog", which has a nice funky break on it – plus the cuts "New Girl", "Bedouin", "New Time Shuffle", and "Mississippi Dip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ Duke Turner & Chi Towns(Let Me Be Your) Baby Sitter/(Let Me Be Your) Baby Sitter ... 7-inch
Spinning Top, 1970. Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some surface wear. Vinyl plays with some wear.)

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Duke Williams & The ExtremesI've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Capricorn, 1973. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington standards, reworked with bold vocal lines from Clooney – in a way that's right up there with any of the usual singers with Ellington's band! Players include Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney – and titles include "I'm Checkin Out", "Mood Indigo", "Blue Rose", "Grievin", "Hey Baby", and "Passion Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s mono Japanese pressing. Includes insert. Cover has an index sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington standards, reworked with bold vocal lines from Clooney – in a way that's right up there with any of the usual singers with Ellington's band! Players include Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney – and titles include "I'm Checkin Out", "Mood Indigo", "Blue Rose", "Grieving", "Hey Baby", and "Passion Flower". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "If You Were In My Place" and "Just A Sittin & A Rockin". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great early album from George Duke – quite different than his work for MPS to follow – and more in a groovy late 60s California mode! There's a vibe here that resonates nicely with some other late 60s sessions on Liberty Records – kind of an expansion of a Cali soul jazz mode, similar to the style the Crusaders were starting to go for – but colored in with some of Duke's obviously hip inclinations as well! George plays some great electric piano on the record – and other players include Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, and Jay Graydon on guitar – on titles that include "Soul Watcher", "Since You Asked", "Shades Of Joy", "Alcatraz", and "A Little Bit Of Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington20 Greatest Hits ... LP
Pentagon (Germany), Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features the tracks "East St Louis Toodle Oo", "Mood Indigo", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Harlem Speaks", "Black Beauty" and much more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonAnd His Mother Called Him Bill (Bluebird pressing) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Aaron Bell, and Jimmy Hamilton. The recording quality is great, and the sound of the album really makes old classics sparkle nicely once again! Titles include "UMMG", "Blood Count", "Boo Dah", "Rain Check", "Day Dream", "All Day Long", and "Lotus Blossom", done in a haunting solo piano version by Duke! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlanton Webster Band (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird, 1940/1941/1942. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 66 tracks on 3 CD's. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBritish Connexion 1933 to 1940 ... CD
Jazz Unlimited (Denmark), 1930s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Hyde Park", "Harmony In Harlem", "Boy Meets Horn", "Jeep's Blues", "Azure", "Lady In Doubt", "Take The A Train", and "Blue Goose". CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDrum Is A Woman ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to hear some of the Ellington players stepping out in a slightly different vibe than the usual Columbia date from the decade. Duke does a bit of narration himself – and singers include Margaret Tynes, Joya Sherrill, and Ozzie Bailey – who beautifully illustrate the shifting passages of the longer suite. Solos are by Johnny Hodges on alto, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – and titles include "Congo Square", "Madam Zajj", "Drum is A Woman", "You Better Know It", "Rhythm Pum Te Dum", and "Rhumbop". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Columbia Special Products pressing, JCL 951. Shrinkwrap has some shopwear and aging, with small abrasion holes near the top. Cover has light wear where exposed.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra 1928 - 1933 ... LP
Archives Of Jazz (Italy), 1971. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sidemen include Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams, Joe Nanton, Sonny Greer, Fred Guy, Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(German Jazz Line pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Strayhorn Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite/Ellington Grieg – Peer Gynt Suites No 1 & No 2 ... LP
Jazz Odyssey, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that mostly includes Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's take on The Nutcracker Suite – getting more than a few nice jazzy changes out of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet! As Jimmy Smith and others have also shown, the Nutcracker's got some pretty nice themes to improvise around – and Ellington's group here is filled with strong players who can do a lot in a small space – Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Ray Nance, Juan Tizol, and others – making the material a very good fit for the record. Titles include "Toot Toot Tootie Toot", "Entr'Acte", "Sugar Rum Cherry", "The Volga Vouty", "Arabesque Cookie", and "Chinoiserie". Also includes a 1960 recording of "Peer Gynt Suites No 1 & 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo Columbia/Odyssey pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFar East Suite (80s pressing) ... LP
RCA/Bluebird, 1967. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Ellington's greatest albums of the 60s – and a record tinged with Eastern themes and darkly angular modern arrangements. The group here features Ellington stalwarts Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, and Rufus Jones – and the players work together tightly to craft the suite of tracks based on Ellington's impressions of recent travels through the Mid and Far East during the 60s. Titles include "Tourist Point Of View", "Isfahan", "Depk", "Mount Harissa", "Amad", "Agra", and "Blue Pepper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonI Could Get A Man/Take Love Easy ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1949. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIn The Uncommon Market ... LP
Pablo, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic testament of the live genius of Duke Ellington – material recorded from a few different 60s shows recorded in Europe – woven together to make an album that's every bit as magical as some of the Duke's famous studio sides from the 40s and the 50s! The choice of tunes is great – some less-familiar Ellington compositions, highlighted by that fantastic blend of modernism and swing that the group was developing strongly from the mid 50s onwards – even more so than in previous years, with a maturation in both the leader and group members that made whole new heights of colorful expression possible! Players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney on saxes – and Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, and Cootie Williams on trumpets – on titles that include "Bula", "Silk Lace", "Star Crossed Lovers", "ESP", "Guitar Amour", "Kinda Dukish", and two takes on "The Shepherd", which was done for a film about Jean Miro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonJohnny Come Lately ... LP
RCA, Early/Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Al Sears, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Al Hibbler, Ivie Anderson, and Kay Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s purple label Vintage Series pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonJungle Nights In Harlem – 1927 to 1932 ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Cootie Williams, Tricky Sam Nanton, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard & Harry Carney. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent live performance – presented here with loads of unreleased tracks! Players include Clark Terry and Cat Anderson on trumpets, Quentin Jckson on trombone, and Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and Paul Gonsalves on saxes! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSwinging Suites From Edward E & Edward G – Grieg/Peer Gynt Suites Nos 1 & 2/Ellington Strayhorn – Suite Thursday ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Sam Woodyard on Drums, Aaron Bell on Bass, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Jimmy Jamilton, Paul Gonzalves, Russell Procope & Paul Horn on Sax, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Andres Meringuito & Eddie Mullins on Trumpet & Lawrence Brown, "Booty" Wood, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol, Mathew Gee on Trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stero pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonTake The A Train ... LP
Quintessence Jazz, Early 40s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Personnel includes Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Joseph Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Barney Bigard, Ottow Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Harry Carney, Fred Guy, Jimmy Blanton, and Sonny Greer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonThe Brunswick Era Vol 1 – 1926 to 1929 ... CD
Decca/MCA, Late 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Bubber Miley, Johnny Hodges, Tricky Sam Nanton, Barey Bigard & Harry Carney. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonTreasury Shows Vol 2 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), Mid 40s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Radio broadcasts – sponsored by the Treasury Department! Volume 2 collects two full treasury shows, one episode of Treasury Star Parada, as well as a partial performance from the New Zanzibar club. Tracks include "Creole Love Song", "Candy", "Carnegie Blues", "Midriff", "Sentimental Lady", "Fishing For The Moon" and "Frantic Fantasy" – plus rare wartime bond promos. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonTreasury Shows Vol 5 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1945. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Radio broadcasts – sponsored by the Treasury Department! Volume 5 collects two full treasury shows as well as a performance from the New Zanzibar club broadcast by NBC. Tracks include "Mood To Be Wooed", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "On The Alamo", "Emancipation Celebration", "Solid Old Man", "Three Cent Stomp" and "C-Jam Blues" – plus rare wartime bond promos. CD

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & His OrchestraJubilee Stomp ... CD
Bluebird/BMG, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Volume 3 of a definitive collection of early Ellington 1928 to 1934. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington with Coleman Hawkins & John ColtranGreat Tenor Encounters (Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins/Duke Ellington & John Coltrane) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 great 60s sessions from Duke Ellington – both with a key tenorist! First up is Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins – the meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Aaron Bell – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano! As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". Next is Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – a seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz in the 60s – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually an early 60s John Coltrane Quartet album – with Duke Ellington sitting in for McCoy Tyner on piano, as that's the lineup on about half of the album – tracks that feature Coltrane on tenor, Elvin Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison on bass, all working with Ellington on the keys. On other titles, though, the album features Coltrane playing with a Duke-ish trio that has Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums – slightly less modern, but with a nice sense of depth throughout! Overall, the the record does a great job of balancing between the best talents of both players – and titles include "Big Nick", "The Feeling Of Jazz", "Take The Coltrane", and "My Little Brown Book". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Duke HarrisJump & Sway – Jamaica Way ... LP
Federal/Kalypso (Jamaica), 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Kalypso pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke HendersonGet Your Kicks ... CD
Delmark, 1940s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke JordanLes Liaisons Dangereuses ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pianist Duke Jordan takes on the groovy score to the French film Les Liasions Dangereuses – material best known via Art Blakey's original recording with tenorist Barney Wilen – but equally great here in Jordan's lesser-known version! The group here is excellent – with some of Jordan's hardest-hitting piano of the time in the lead – plus creative work on drums from Art Taylor, who brings in a very different spirit than Blakey – and soulful tenor from the great Charlie Rouse – alongside trumpet from Sonny Cohn, and bass from Eddie Khan. Titles include three different variations on the famous theme "No Problem" – plus two takes on the moody "The Feeling Of Love", and the cuts "Jazz Vendor" and "Subway Inn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants. Cover has a small Extra Special Value sticker on front and stapled corners under the shrink.)

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✨✧ Duke Jordan/Sadik HakimEast & West Of Jazz ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked bit of piano genius from the 60s – a split LP with great work from both artists! Sadik kicks things off with the "east" side of the record – tunes that have a supposedly exotic feel, but which are mostly soul jazz piano groovers – performed by a quartet with Eddie Wright on guitar, Kalil Madi on drums, and Lloyd Buchanon on bass. Titles are all originals by Hakim, and include "Impulse", "Buch's Blues", "Goodies For The Goodies", and "Little Lou". The "west" side of the album features Duke Jordan leading a quintet with Cecil Payne on baritone sax and Johnny Coles on trumpet – in a mode that's got a similar earthy feel to Payne's own album on the Charlie Parker label. Tunes include "I'm Gonna Learn Your Style", "Tall Grass", "Like Church", and "Yes He's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono-pact pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonIntroducing Duke Pearson's Big Band (plus tracks from Now Hear This) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much better record than you'd expect – one of Duke's funkiest sessions, and a hard swinging big band set with a great late 60s feel! The group is all-class all the way – with players that include Pearson, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker, Marvin Stamm, Julian Priester, Frank Foster, and Jerry Dodgion – and the tracks are short, but with an expansive groove that takes this one way past regular big band jazz, and into the mode of some of the hipper European groups at the time. Includes the classic track "Groundhog", which has a nice funky break on it – plus the cuts "New Girl", "Bedouin", "New Time Shuffle", and "Mississippi Dip". Plus, this CD also features 6 bonus tracks lifted from the album Now Hear This – an equally great album in a similar mode, with titles that include "Make It Good", "Minor League", "Disapporachment", "Tones For Joan's Bones", and "The Days Of Wine & Roses". CD
Also available Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Alice Babs & Duke EllingtonSerenade To Sweden ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful and rare recording – both for singer Alice Babs, and Duke Ellington himself! The session was cut in Paris in 1963 – and it's a moody, intimate album that features Duke backing up Alice with arrangements that are quieter and more subtle than those used with most other Ellington-related singers. Alice is extremely great on the set – and often sings in weird wordless vocals – not really scatting, but more of a horn based-style that's very icy and cool. The whole thing's great – much greater even than the sum of its two famous parts – and titles include "Serenade To Sweden", "Stoona", "La De Doody Doo", "Strange Visitor", "Come Sunday", "Babsie", and "Untitled Lullaby". CD

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✨✧ Don Bryant, David Duke, Norm West, Al Perkins, Teachers Edition, & Erma CoffeeI'll Go Crazy – Hi Sounds Rare Collection Vol 1 ... LP
Hi Records/Victor (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great Japanese collection that goes way past the Al Green and Ann Peebles hits on Hi Records – exploring the farther reaches of the legendary Memphis label, with a few tracks each by Don Bryant, Teachers Edition, and Erma Coffee – plus a track each by David Duke, Norm West, and Al Perkins! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light aging, but front looks nice.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra Vol 2 – Hot In Harlem ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 20s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Decca pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington At Carnegie Hall – December 11, 1943 ... LP
Everest, 1943. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Wallace Jones, and Ray Nance on trumpet, Rex Stewart on coronet, Joe Nanton and Juan Tizol on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Johnny Hodges and Otto Hardwick on alto, Elmer Skippy Williams on tenor, Harry Harney on baritone, Junior Raglan on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has some ringwear and light stains on back.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Stephane Grappelli and Ray Nance on violin, Svend Asmussen on viola, Ernie Shepard on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums, with guest appearances by Billy Strayhorn, Russell Procope, Pual Gonsalves, and Buster Cooper. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s red & green Rockefeller label pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke LumumbaJungle Funk ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Do yourself a favor, and buy this album – you won't be disappointed! The record is a gem all the way through – a really unique mixture of LA soul jazz and African rhythms, with a sound that's almost like Hugh Masekela sitting in with the Jazz Crusaders! Of course, there's a lot of Jazz Crusaders in the set – as Wilton Felder plays electric bass on the album, giving it a fantastic loping groove – but there's also plenty of unique albums on the record, especially its way of approaching the rhythms with a sly, syncopated groove that's immediately infectious! Duke's trumpet solos are great, and they're augmented by tenor work by Chester Washington and trombone by George Bohannon – all nicely grooving on the album's brilliant blend of jazzy tracks. Titles include "Jungle Funk", "Afrikaloo", "Akagruge", "Like It Is", "Mafam", and "Peace Brother". Somebody put this one on CD – and do us all a treat! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke PearsonPhantom (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from pianist Duke Pearson – a darkly-tinged album of grooves that surpasses all his other gems for Blue Note! The record showcases some great work from Bobby Hutcherson – slid into the mix in a really sly way, so that his jazzy vibes color all the tunes with an edgey feeling that's missing from most of Duke's other albums. The group's slightly largeish – with Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Sam Brown and Al Gafa on guitar, plus added Latin percussion on a number of tracks – but although the larger group format often made for softer edges on other Pearson sessions from the time, the mix here is quite different – at a level that works in complicated rhythms, rich colors and tones, and warm harmonics that have a slightly unsettling undercurrent. The album's worth it alone for the mighty title cut "The Phantom" – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "Bunda Amerela", "Say You're Mine" and "Blues for Alvina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series!)

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✨✧ Teresa Brewer with Count Basie & Duke EllingtonSongs Of Bessie Smith/It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of later jazzy vocal LP gems by Teresa Brewer, both backed by jazz greats – Songs Of Bessie Smith with Count Basie and Thad Jones, and It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing with Duke Ellington – both released by Flying Dutchman in 1973! Teresa's popularity peaked a couple decades earlier as a girlish pop singer, and she succeeds strongly on both records – not just because of the jazz heavies in the band, but because she has the pipes and genuine affection for the material to pull it off. It's lovely stuff! Songs Of Bessie Smith have the bluesy overtones necessary to make it work, without trying the hide Teresa's naturally softer approach. Basie on piano throughout, with arrangements by Jones, and a great big band on half and more intimate arrangements on the other half. It Don't Mean A Thing. . .works just as wel, with Duke Ellington and Ernie Wilkins arrangements, and great Flying Dutchman players that include Bernard Purdie, Joe Beck and Mtume. 20 tracks in all, including "Trombone Cholly", "Gmme A Pigfoot", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "St Louis Blues", "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues", "Mood Indigo", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter", "Tulip Or Turnip", "I'ts Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight" and more. CD

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✨✧ John Duke KischSeparate Cinema – The First 100 Years Of Black Poster Art (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful posters from a huge legacy in film – 100 years' worth of images that were used to promote black cinema – with entries that run from the early silent era, through unusual mid-century material, 70s blacksploitation movies, and both mainstream and indie films from later decades! Yet the book is way more than just another poster book – as the images here come with plenty of text – thoughtful writings on trends, styles, and key figures in black film – amidst words and images that pull no punches on treatment of race and social issues. The book is oversized, very heavy, full color throughout, and 317 pages – filled with fantastic images. Book

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✨✧ Duke PearsonI Don't Care Who Knows It (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Wallen Bink (UK), 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from pianist Duke Pearson – recorded at a time when the musician was taking a bigger role at the Blue Note label, and started exploring some great musical territory in the process! The tracks here were all recorded in the late 60s – but not issued by the label until decades later, when they were pulled together in this fantastic double-length set – a record that comes as a real revelation. The work's quite different than Pearson's big band recordings, or his earlier soul jazz ones – and is a brilliant mix of Brazilian styles, electric instrumentation, complicated arrangements, and some of the more head-oriented jazz that was cropping up on Blue Note at the time – particularly some of the United States Of The Mind albums by Horace Silver! Silver's musical partner Andy Bey sings on the album's title cut – and other musicians include Frank Foster on tenor, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Wally Richardson on guitar, Jerry Dodgion on flute, Ralph Towner on acoustic guitar, and a young Airto on percussion. Titles include the fantastic "I Don't Care Who Knows It", a great version of "Canto De Ossanha", and the tracks "Bloos", "I Don't Know", "Captain Bacardi", "Rosemary's Baby", "Dialogo", "Upa Neguinho", and "Xibaba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 double vinyl copies.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington 1927 to 1941 (3CD set) ... CD
Giants Of Jazz, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used 3CDs ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Washington Wobble", "Mood Indigo", "Cotton Club Stomp", "Don't Get Around Much Any More", "Concerto For Cootie", "Caravan", and "Jack The Bear" – 69 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, booklet has a few small light stains.)

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✨✧ BartokComplete Stage Works – Duke Bluebeard's Castle/Wooden Prince/Miraculous Mandarin – Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra/BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Philips, 1960s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Ran BlakeDuke Dreams – The Legacy Of Strayhorn/Ellington ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The music of Duke Ellington – but handled in an amazing way – thanks to the sublime solo piano talents of Ran Blake! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby BlandTurn On Your Love Light – Duke Recordings Vol 2 ... CD
MCA, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Diahann CarrollWith The Duke Ellington – A Tribute To Ethel Waters ... LP
Orinda, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker at the opening.)

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Joe CastroPassion Flower – For Doris Duke (6CD set) ... CD
Sunnyside, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 6CD ... $44.99 49.98
A massive tribute to this overlooked west coast pianist of the postwar years – an overstuffed set that features unreleased recordings, rare albums, and lots of other unusual material from the archives of the great Joe Castro! The set follows on the very illuminating Lush Life package from Sunnyside a few years back – and like that box, this one showcases just how many things Joe had going on at the time – even if he only got a chance to issued a rare few records as a leader! CD1 features a series of mid 50s trio recordings done in LA – with work from Paul Chambers, Leroy Vinnegar, and Red Mitchell on bass – plus Philly Joe Jones, Lawrence Marable, and Jimmy Pratt on drums. CD2 isn't Joe at all – but features his own recordings of a very young Paul Bley on piano (1956!), plus singer Flo Handy with backings from pianist George Handy. CD3 returns to the Castro catalog – and offers up the Atlantic album Mood Jazz, with arrangements from Neal Hefti and Ray Ellis – plus six more bonus tracks too. CD4 features another Atlantic album – the great Groove Funk Soul – again with unissued bonus tracks. CD5 features rare trio material, done for Joe's tiny Clover Records imprint – an unusual group with Teddy Kotick on bass and Paul Motian on drums – recorded in New York in 1965. CD6 features even more unusual material from the Clover vaults – a few more with the same trio - plus performances from Teddy Edwards and Bill Holman on tenor, Gabe Balthazar on flute and alto, Al Porcino on trumpet, and Bill Hood on baritone – plus orchestrations, tenor, and oboe from Bob Cooper. As with the previous box, the set is a stunning picture of this overlooked piano genius – filled with treasures in many different flavors! CD

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Mercer Ellington & Original Broadway CastDuke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies ... LP
RCA, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Conducted by Mercer Ellington & Greg Burge on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Duke's Place ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $5.99
A beautiful classic from mid 60s Verve – and the kind of a session that we wouldn't have expected to come off so well! In a style they were using with older artists at the time, Verve brought Ella and Duke into the studio together – with Duke's band and compositions providing the structure of the set, and Ella handling vocals. The tunes are mostly Ellington classics, but they provide a nice change of pace for the Fitzgerald of the 60s – taking Ella into more sophisticated territory on some darker themes that really surprised us. Players are all of the Ellington stalwarts of the time – and titles include "Imagine My Frustration", "Duke's Place", "What Am I Here For", "Azure", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Passion Flower", and "Something To Live For". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Duke's Place ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A beautiful classic from mid 60s Verve – and the kind of a session that we wouldn't have expected to come off so well! In a style they were using with older artists at the time, Verve brought Ella and Duke into the studio together – with Duke's band and compositions providing the structure of the set, and Ella handling vocals. The tunes are mostly Ellington classics, but they provide a nice change of pace for the Fitzgerald of the 60s – taking Ella into more sophisticated territory on some darker themes that really surprised us. Players are all of the Ellington stalwarts of the time – and titles include "Imagine My Frustration", "Duke's Place", "What Am I Here For", "Azure", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Passion Flower", and "Something To Live For". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing, UMJ 3286. Front cover has a large peeled patch from sticker removal. Spine has an index sticker.)

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GenesisDuke (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... On January 22, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right pressing. Limited edition!)

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Masaru ImadaOne For Duke ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About January 20, 2021
The album's dedicated to Duke Ellington, and it features Duke Ellington tunes – but overall the set is a very personal moment from pianist Masaru Imada – maybe one of his strongest dates of the 70s! The music opens up with that beautifully creative Japanese piano trio approach of the 70s – lots of new ideas and new styles brimming forth throughout, but always in a way that's respectful of tradition while pushing things forward – swinging back to familiar modes one minute, then soaring forth with a personal spirit the next. Masaru's trio-mates here are a great match – the excellent Isoo Fukui on bass and Tetsujiro Obara on drums – on titles that include "Stevie", "Satin Doll", and "Sophisticated Lady" – plus the Imada originals "Blue Rain" and "One For Duke". CD

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalI Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn ... CD
Telarc, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A trio date with Ephraim Wolfolk on bass, Arti Dixson drums and Ahmad Jamal on piano. Tracks include "Prelude To A Kiss", "I Got It Bad", "My Flower", "Chelsea Bridge" and "Never Let Me Go". CD

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Mulgrew Miller & Nils Henning Orsted PedersenDuke Ellington – The Duo ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
The music of Duke Ellington was famously scored for his orchestra – but the material also provides a surprisingly great showcase for the talents of a smaller unit, too – especially when in the hands of a duo like this! Mulgrew Miller plays piano and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen plays bass – and the intimacy of the album reminds us of some of the best-recorded Pablo sessions of the 70s – particularly those that sought to re-work classic territory in a more contemporary vibe – which Miller definitely does with his superbly fluid touch on the keys! Pedersen is great, too – very well placed in the mix, and working with that sort of tone and soundshaping that always made him one of the all-time greats on the continent. Titles include "Caravan", "Solitude", "Just Squeeze Me", "Come Sunday", and "Pitter Patter Panther" – plus the Miller original "Blues In The PMs". CD

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Andre PrevinAndre Previn Plays Songs By Vernon Duke ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful solo piano recording from Andre Previn. Tracks include "Cabin In The Sky", "Autumn In New York", "Taking A Chance On Love", "What Is There To Say?", and "April In Paris". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneNina Sings Duke Ellington ... CD
Colpix/Roulette, 1962. Used ... $6.99
Nina sings Ellington – but as always, she makes whatever she sings all her own! The album's a bit straighter than later efforts – with large backings by Stu Phillips that also feature vocals by the Malcolm Dodds Singers – but Nina also conceived the whole thing herself, as an effort to bring a new level of spiritualism to Ellington's work. The result is a masterpiece – proof that even in her early years, Nina could completely transform anything she laid her hands on – and unlock a soulful depth that even the original recordings might have missed. Titles include "I Got It Bad", "Solitude", "The Gal From Joe's", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "I Like The Sunrise". CD
(Out of print, some marker on CD.)

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James SpauldingJames Spaulding Plays The Legacy Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great great session from reedman James Spaulding – and way more than you'd guess from the title! Sure, the tunes are all Ellington numbers – but they're swung by James and a very hip group, in ways that are more open and soulful than most readings of the tunes – given a slight 70s spiritual undercurrent, as you might expect from the cover! Spaulding plays tenor flute, bass flute, piccolo, soprano, and tenor – the last two of which especially beautifully – and the group also features Cedar Walton on piano, Steve Nelson on vibes, Sam Jones on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and Mtume on percussion! With a lineup like that, it's hard to miss – and the use of vibes is especially nice, and really helps shade in the tunes with some unique colors. Titles include "Lucky So & So", "I Love You Madly", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Come Sunday", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Mel TormeDuke Ellington & Count Basie Songbooks (aka I Dig The Duke – I Dig The Count) ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from Mel Torme's years at Verve – an album dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, set to some very upbeat, jazzy backings from Johnny Mandel! The album's quite swinging at points – and given the choice of material, Mel really breaks from the familiar – stretching out nicely to reach the spirit of the famous leaders, but always with that tremendous sense of tone! Titles include "Down For Double", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "I Like The Sunrise", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Oh What A Night For Love", and "In The Evening". CD
(Out of print. Disc label has a bit of marker.)

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Mal WaldronSing Or Play The Music Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Music Minus One, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
One of Mal's rare sessions for the Music Minus One label – performed by his trio with Addison Farmer on bass and Ed Shaughnessy on drums, and ostensibly designed to accompany a solo singer or instrumentalist – but equally nice on its own. The feel is a bit open, and titles include "Caravan", "I Got It Bad", "Jump For Joy", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing sheet music. Vinyl plays with a few clicks.)

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Rodney WhitakerAll Too Soon – The Music Of Duke Ellington ... CD
Origin, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A very fresh take on the songs of Duke Ellington – presented here by bassist Rodney Whitaker, with a tight combo sound that resonates strongly with his other great records! The tunes are definitely Duke's, but the presentation is pure Whitaker – hip, soulful, and reworked with nicely contemporary elements – played by a strong lineup that features Michael Dease on trombone, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Diego Rivera on tenor, Richard Roe on piano, and Karriem Riggins on drums – plus vocals from Rockelle Whitaker at a few points too. It's nice to have the bass up in the lead on some of these tunes – and titles include "Cotton Tail", "All Too Soon", "Perdido", "Come Sunday", "Azure", "Caravan", "Harlem Air Shaft", and "Take The A Train". CD

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Who Trio (Michel Wintsch/Gerry Hemmingway/Banz Oester)Strell – The Music Of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
The WHO here is a trio with Michel Wintsch on piano, Gerry Hemingway on drums, and Banz Oester on bass – a trio who make very different music with the songs of Duke Ellington! The vibe is very open and creative – very much in the spirit of Michel's best recordings of the past decade or so – but the real star of the set might be bassist Oester, as he handles his instrument in these really amazing ways – sometimes rhythmic, with qualities that set the pulse for the tunes – but other times with these unusual sounds that sometimes feel as if they're making up for the missing horn players that might have been in larger group recordings, and resonating wonderfully with the looser, freer lines of Wintsch on piano. Drummer Hemingway finds a way to space himself perfectly, and also adds in some really compelling moments on voice – on titles that include "The Mooche", "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Passion Flower", "Angelica", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", and "In A Sentimental Mood". CD

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerDuke Of Soul – The Brunswick Years ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent compilation of some of Gene's totally hard to find Brunswick soul sides from the late 60's. The arrangments are beautiful, sophisticated, and way way past the Duke of Earl type stuff that he's best know for. And the CD includes such gems as "Teacher Teacher", "Baby That's Love", "Pit Of Loneliness", "Bet You Never Thought It", "(Gonna Be) Good Times", "Here Comes The Tears", "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Since You've Been Gone", and "There Goes The Lover". 20 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Della ReeseDella & The Duke – Della Reese With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ... CD
Acrobat, 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt With The ATC Band/The Duke Ellington Orchestra ... CD
Vogue (France), 1945/1946. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Belleville", "Moten Swing", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Don't Be That Way", "Are You In The Mood", "Apple Honey", and "Blues Riff". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don SebeskyJoyful Noise – A Tribute To Duke Ellington ... CD
RCA, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With guest soloists Bob Brookmeyer, Ron Carter, Tom Harrell, John Pizzarelli & Phil Woods. CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Mel TormeI Dig The Duke – I Dig The Count ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Mel Torme's years at Verve – an album dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, set to some very upbeat, jazzy backings from Johnny Mandel! The album's quite swinging at points – and given the choice of material, Mel really breaks from the familiar – stretching out nicely to reach the spirit of the famous leaders, but always with that tremendous sense of tone! Titles include "Down For Double", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "I Like The Sunrise", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Oh What A Night For Love", and "In The Evening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bill TapiaDuke Of Uke ... CD
Moon Room, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
A ukulele trio with Byron Yasui on bass, Benny Chong on guitar, and Bill Tapia as the Duke Of Uke. Tracks include "Little Grass Shack", "Manuela Boy", "Lady Be Good", "Happy Hula", and "Indian Love Call" – plus three tracks recorded by Bill Tapia in 1936! CD
(Out of print, sticker over barcode. Tray inside digipack is cracked but intact.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderSir Duke/He's Misstra Know-It-All ... 7-inch
Tamla, 1976. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A nice little single off Stevie's classic Songs In The Key Of Life album! You know the a-side, an enduring number that was huge for Stevie, and deservedly so, but we get open on the flip too, with its perfect combination of Stevie's righteous lyrics and soulful jazziness underneath! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a number written in pen.)

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✨✧ VariousHere Comes The Duke (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set with a title reference to the mighty Duke Reid – who was really shaping the sound of Jamaican music with the kind of production work he did on the cuts within – serving up wonderfully soulful styles in both vocal and instrumental modes! The work here is a prime example of how Reid's work not only set him apart from the pack in these key years of Jamaican music – but also helped really pave the way for soulful reggae to come. Tracks include "I'm Yours Forever" by The Soul Lads, "I'm In The Mood For Love" by The Techniques, "Sweet Soul Music" by The Gladiators, "True True True" by Ken Parker, "Run Come Celebrate" by the Techniques, "Mary Poppins" by Danny Simpson, and "Second Fiddle" by Tommy Mc Cook & The Supersonics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on orange heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ Dr JohnDuke Elegant ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterDuke's In Bed! ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Features Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Kenny Drew on Piano, and Hans Hymand on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with a square image.)
 
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Buddy Ace & Al TNT BraggsBuddy Ace Meets Al TNT Braggs ... CD
Duke/Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A double-header of a set – one that brings together rare work from two great 50s singers on the Duke/Peacock label – both of whom get a fair bit of space in the collection! Buddy Ace was actually named James Land at the start, but was dubbed Buddy Ace after the death of Johnny Ace – one of the first big Duke records stars, and a key force in the early years of rock and roll. Buddy's style is maybe a bit warmer at times than Johnny, but he also gets all the fantastic Duke Records production that made Bobby Blue Bland so great at the start – core blues augmented with larger arrangements, and jazz currents that can make the music a lot more sophisticated than on other labels! There's definitely plenty of blues in the mix, including strong guitar leads on some tunes – and titles include "Screaming Please", "This Little Love Of Mine", "From These Roots", "It Can't Be True", What Can I Do", "Back Home", and "Won't You Reconsider". The set then moves onto a great batch of work from Al TNT Braggs – a singer who definitely earns the explosive part of his name – especially on the upbeat numbers that are equal parts R&B and early rock and roll! Al's got a very distinct, dexterous approach to the music – one that's also really pointing the way towards 60s soul – on titles that include "Chase Em Tom Cat", "A Little Bit Closer", "We Belong Together", "Easy Rock", "You're Something Else", and "Cigarettes & Coffee". CD
 
 
 



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