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Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Doris DukeI'm A Loser ... LP
Canyon, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great collection of deep soul work by singer Doris Duke – one of the lesser-remembered talents from her day, but an emotive diva who could sing with the best from Memphis or Muscle Shoals. The set features 12 tracks produced by Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Willams (who also arranged and plays on the record) – many in a classic Ann Sexton mode that have Doris singing in kind of a sophisticated deep soul mode. Titles include "I Don't Care Anymore", "He's Gone", "To The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman)", "Divorce Decree", "We're More Than Strangers", and "The Feeling Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has bumped corners and small seam splits.)

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DukeHarps Of Gold ... LP
Sharc (Trinidad & Tobago), 1980. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Effie Duke & The Love FamilyMr Love ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
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". CD

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George DukeBrazilian Love Affair (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful album from George Duke – and one of our favorite records from his legendary years at Columbia! George Duke's always had plenty of Brazilian elements in his music – but this album really brings them all together – offering up a perfect blend of Duke's keyboards and Cali soul with some key additions from the Rio scene of the time – a mix of singers and musicians who really help round out the sound and authenticate George's ears for Brazilian music! The album was actually recorded down in Rio – and features great contributions from Simone, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Silva, Toninho Horta, and Airto – all working beautifully under Duke's leadership, on cuts that include "Brazilian Love Affair", "Cravo E Canela", "Brazilian Sugar", "Sugarloaf Mountain", "Ao Que Vai Nascer", and "I Need You Now". CD features two bonus tracks – "Caxanga" and "Brazilian Love Affair (single version)". CD
(Includes obi.)

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George DukeFaces In Reflection (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the harder cuts! Instrumentation is somewhat spare – just keyboards and piano from George, who also sings a bit – plus Ndugu Chancler on drums and John Heard on bass – both playing with a freely creative energy that's definitely motivated by Duke. There's a beautiful mix of electricity and acoustic warmth on the set – never too forced, and clearly an inspiration for countless players in years to come – maybe even more so than Herbie Hancock's work of the time. Drums are great too – and snap tightly for plenty of nice breaks on the set – which are in turn augmented by mellower keys from Duke, who also sings with a sweetly electric soul style. Titles include "Capricorn", "The Opening", "Psychosomatic Dung", "North Beach", "Faces In Reflection", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Da Somba". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke Ellington70th Birthday Concert ... LP
Solid State, 1970. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Duke EllingtonAfro Bossa/Concert In The Virgin Islands ... CD
WEA (France), Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
2 great albums from Duke Ellington – both recorded for Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in the 60s, with an approach that's different than most of Duke's other work! Afro Bossa is the real winner here – a very groovy album that's certainly Ellington's best for Reprise from the 60s, and a nice batch of tracks that have a distinctly Africanist leaning. We're not too sure about the "bossa", but the rhythm section does skip nicely at times, so you might be able to say that the album's kind of a bossa-ish session. Material's all original, and quite fresh for Ellington at the time. Titles include "Bonga", "Afro Bossa", "Tigress", and "Puple Gazelle". Concert In The Virgin Islands is a bit straighter, but still very nice – and has some very interesting "tropical" type tunes – like "Jungle Kitty", "Fade Up", "Island Virgin", and "Virgin Jungle", as well as some more standard Ellington material. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonAnd His Mother Called Him Bill (Bluebird pressing) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1968. Used ... $3.99
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 EllingtonBig Bands Live – March 6 1967 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Austria), 1967. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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Duke EllingtonComplete Columbia Studio Album Collection 1951 to 1958 (9CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1950s. Used 9 CDs ... $149.99
A magnificent decade of music from Duke Ellington – the bulk of his fifties recordings for Columbia Records – all albums that really show the Duke stretching forth and greatly developing his style! The scope of performances here is breathtaking – as Ellington works with key sidemen of the postwar years, and moves into much longer-form recordings that before – tracks that help him deeply express his new ideas, and also make way for a few guest performers too. Each album comes in a tiny LP-styled sleeve, replicating the original record – and the box features the albums Masterpieces By Ellington, Ellington Uptown, A Drum Is A Woman, Such Sweet Thunder, Ellington Indigos, The Cosmic Scene, and At The Bal Masque – plus the Black Brown & Beige suite with Mahalia Jackson, and the Blue Rose album with vocals by Rosemary Clooney! CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra In Concert 1960 ... CD
Hindsight, 1960. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940 (complete 2CD set) ... CD
Jazz Classics, 1940. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – His Piano & His Orchestra At The Bal Masque ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of Duke's standout sides for Columbia during the late 50s wealth of new recordings – a live set recorded at Miami's Bal Masque nightclub. The arrangements are sophisticated, and Duke's piano is hitting that darkly-tinged later style – but the focus is also on danceable arrangements, letting the crowds sway and swing to the group's warmly chromatic orchestrations. Titles include "Got A Date With An Angel", "Satan Takes A Holiday", "Satin Doll", "Lady In Red", "Donkey Serenade", and "Laugh Clown Laugh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label Columbia Limited Edition pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session ... CD
Wounded Bird, 1963. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has some underlining in pen.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party In Stereo ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very nice work from one of Ellington's revival periods – when he was signed to Columbia in the late 50s, and recording some of the best work of his career. This set moves past the modernism of some of Duke's other sessions at the time, and offers a more straight-ahead set in true "jazz party" tradition. Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on a few tracks, and Duke's band features Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Jimmy Woode, and a guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie. Tracks include "Ready Go", "Red Garter", "Malletoba Spank", "UMMG", and "Tymperturbably Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Suites (with bonus track) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1959/1971/1972. Used ... $4.99
Three slices of rare work by Duke Ellington – all recorded previously as semi-private recordings, and issued here in a short-lived 70s set! As you'd guess by the title, the tracks are all in "suite" form – that broader compositional style that dominated Ellington's later work, one in which he brought together complicated ideas with a very unified feel – often based around a single theme, but fleshed out beautifully with modes that were even more sophisticated than in his earlier work. Side one features "The Queen's Suite", recorded in 1959 with mostly full orchestra, but also a spare passage of just piano and bass – and side two features "The Goutelas Suite" from 1971, and "The Uwis Suite" from 1972. CD features the previously-unreleased bonus track "The Kiss" – from the same sessions as "The Uwis Suite". CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1952. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye Masterworks pressing with deep groove. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Duke EllingtonFestival Session ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... $7.99
Duke Ellington in fine fine form – working here in a selection of tunes played at jazz festivals in 1959 – a very good year for the Ellington Orchestra! The styles here are a mix of older Duke modes and some of the more sophisticated modernism of his late 50s years – and performances are often long and open-ended, with just the sort of spontaneous energy the Ellington organization offered to live crowds of the time. Titles include the extended "Idiom 59", plus "Launching Pad", "Perdido", "Duel Fuel", "Copout Extension", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Duke EllingtonFirst Annual Tour Of The Pacific Northwest – Spring 1952 ... LP
Folkways, 1952. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s red label pressing, with insert. Box has a split corner at the bottom right, in nice shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIndigos ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "The Sky Fell Down", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a split spine.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonJazz Masters 4 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLive In Zurich, Switzerland 2/5/1950 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1950. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The magic of the Duke Ellington orchestra, captured perfectly in a live performance at the start of the 50s – a great reminder that even on a minor date like this, Duke and the group always brought something special to the proceedings! The tightness of the arrangements is already mindblowing, but the music really sparkles from the solo voices that step out of the mix – trumpets from Harold Baker, Ray Nance, and Ernie Royal – plus Lawrence Brown and Quentin Jackson on trombones, and a reed lineup that includes Harry Carney, Don Byas, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, and Russel Procope. Duke's on piano, and gets some help on the keys from Billy Strayhorn – and Kay Davis sings a bit on the mostly-instrumental set. Titles include "Violet Blue", "Rockin In Rhythm", "How High The Moon", "Tattooed Bride", "Creole Love Call", "Ring Dem Bells", "Suddenly It Jumped", "Air Conditioned Jungle", and "Jeep Is Jumpin". CD

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Duke EllingtonMusic Is My Mistress ... CD
Musical Heritage Society, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonNew Orleans Suite ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonPremiered By Ellington (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $8.99
Titles include Ellington versions of "Stormy Weather", "Stardust", "Liza", "Three Little Words", "Cocktails For Two", and "My Old Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some sticker remnants on front and a small peeled spot on back.)

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Duke EllingtonRecollections Of The Big Band Era ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with vintage shop stickers.)

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Duke EllingtonThird Sacred Concert – The Majesty Of God As Performed In Westminster Abbey ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed ... $3.99
Recorded in Westminster Abbey, wiuth some really fantastic sound – and guest vocals from Alice Babs! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonThis Is Duke Ellington ... LP
RCA, 1930s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with 2 Record Set sticker.)

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Duke EllingtonThree Little Words/Ring Dem Bells ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1930. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Vocals by The Rhythm Boys. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... On March 27, 2020
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
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series!)

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Felix & His Internationals with Lord Invader, Macbeth & Duke Of IronCalypso Vol 2 (3 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Disc, 1946. Very Good+ 3 x 78 rpm album ... $39.99
Includes vocals on "Out The Fire" and "Sly Mongoose" by Lord Invader, "Small Island" and "Matilda" by Duke Of Iron, and "Dorothy One Morning" and "Donkey Wants Water" by Macbeth. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has some light edge wear.)

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Gigi Gryce/Duke Jordan/Hall OvertonSignals ... LP
Savoy/Signal, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
An interesting record that collects the output of the rare Savoy subsidiary Signal. The label released recordings in the Music Minus One vein, but used the then new stereo technology to separate out the soloist, and always featured top flight soloists and rhythm sections. For this reissue the mix has been restored so it plays like a normal recording. The list of participants is great, and includes Gigi Gryce, Duke Jordan, Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke, Phil Woods, Hall Overton, Teddy Kotick, Art Farmer, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk,Percy Heath, Art Blakey and more, and the playing throughout is a step above what you'd expect from this sort of recording. There's 18 tracks in all, with quite a few standards as you'd expect from a recording of this nature, including "Embraceable You", "Jordu", "Oh Yeah", "Yesterdays", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Smoke Signal", "Nica's Tempo" and loads more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some ring & edge wear, and a promo sticker.)

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Al Haig, Duke Jordan, John Lewis, Barry Harris, etI Remember Bebop ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Not the compilation you might expect – but material from a special live performance dedicated to bop greats – featuring work from pianists Walter Bishop Jr, Al Haig, Duke Jordan, Sadik Hakim, John Lewis, Barry Harris, and Tommy Flanagan. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a gold promo stamp on the back.)

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Duke JordanFlight To Jordan (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
Quite possibly the greatest album ever cut by pianist Duke Jordan – a seminal force in bop, both for his writing and playing – but an artist who rarely ever got the chance to work as a leader! This session's a prime bit of lost Blue Note – with an unusual and edgey lineup that includes Dizzy Reece on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Reggie Workman on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all coming together under Jordan's direction. The set's got a wonderfully classic feel – a mix of hardbop with slightly more lyrical leanings, and a few darker undercurrents – heard to best effect in Jordan's writing, which reminds us of some of his work on French soundtracks from the same time. Titles include "Deacon Joe", "Si-Joya", "Flight To Jordan", and "Squawkin". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Diamond Stud" and "I Should Care". CD

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Duke Jordan/Sadik HakimEast & West Of Jazz ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Cover is stained and bent with a cutout hole at the bottom left corner.)

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Mean Machine/Melle Mel & Duke BooteeDisco Dream/Message II (Survival) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Old Gold pressing in a Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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Duke PearsonHow Insensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good- ... $14.99
Another bold step forward in the too-short career of Duke Pearson – and one of the last few records before his untimely death! The session departs from previous Pearson work by using vocals on most tracks – sometimes a solo singer, either Andy Bey or Flora Purim, and sometimes a larger chorus, in the manner of vocal jazz experiments on records by Donald Byrd or Max Roach. Duke himself plays electric piano on the set, bringing in a moody undercurrent that sets the whole thing on edge – and which makes even the simplest of vocal performances shine like a dark jewel in the night. Airto plays percussion on the set, and there's also some nice Brazilian rhythms that filter in and out of the tunes – on titles that include "Sandelia Dela", "Lamento", "Cristo Redentor", "My Love Waits", and "Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a promo imprint, edge wear, clear tape on the spine, and some pen on back.)

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Duke PearsonNow Hear This ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
Duke Pearson knocks it out of the park with this one – perfectly summing up all the new ideas in jazz arranging and large ensemble work he'd been exploring at Blue Note – and pushing things way way past his previous small group material as well! The album's quite different than most other 60s iterations of big band jazz – as Pearson's got a way of making all instruments come together on the rhythms, then exploding with subtle colors and soulful tones – yet all at a level that's never forced or gimmicky at all. It helps that he's got a tremendous lineup of players here – both Lew Tabackin and Frank Foster on tenor (the latter of whom does some arranging for the record) – plus Pepper Adams on baritone, Marvin Stamm and Randy Brecker on trumpets, Garnett Brown and Jimmy Cleveland on trombones, Jerry Dodgion and Al Gibbons on alto, and the rhythm team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums. Duke plays superb piano with a really sophisticated touch, but it's really his strength as an arranger that makes the whole thing come together beautifully. Andy Bey sings on a version of "I'm Tired Cryin Over You" – and other titles include "Amanda", "Tones For Joan's Bones", "Dad Digs Mom", "Disapproachment", and "Make It Good". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonPhantom ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... $69.99
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
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting in the spine, and an Audition Copy stamp on back.)

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Duke PearsonTaboo/Like Someone In Love ... 7-inch
Blue Note, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke PearsonWahoo! ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. Used ... $24.99
Wahoo is right – as Duke Pearson sets up one of his hippest sessions of the 60s, a lyrical batch of soul jazz tracks, with that slight edge of darkness that he was putting into his best work as the decade progressed! Players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson on tenor, and Donald Byrd on trumpet – and the overall feel is perhaps a bit like some of those Byrd sessions that were heavily influenced by Pearson, but also with a bit of the later expansive style of writing for horns that you'd find on albums like Pearson's Prarie Dog or Bobby Hutcherson's The Phantom. Titles include "ESP", "Fly Little Bird Fly", "Farewell Machelle", "Bedouin", and "Amanda". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Duke RobillardDangerous Place ... CD
Pointblank, 1997. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print. Promo sticker over barcode, disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Duke RobillardDuke's Blues ... CD
Stony Plain/Pointblank, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Sarah Vaughan & Duke EllingtonSong Book Two ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen.)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & Louis Armstrong – The Complete Sessions ... CD
Capitol/Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, 1970. Near Mint- ... 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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Keno Duke/ContemporariesCrest Of The Wave ... LP
Trident, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record from the hip spiritual drummer Keno Duke – one that was done after his two famous Strata East albums – but which we'd rank right up there with those classics! The group is great – George Coleman's on tenor, Frank Strozier's on alto and flute, Lisle Atkinson's on bass, and Harold Mabern's playing piano – with all the grace and lyricism that he could bring to a recording. The band swings in a beautiful soulful modal groove, and the set's got some wonderful originals like "Some Other Time", "Little D", "Uschi", and "Chateau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing. Label has a small amount of pen, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonAfro-Eurasian Eclipse ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Duke's last albums – and a great one! The session is right up there with some of Ellington's best late "suites" – an extended work that features writing around exotic themes, played by stalwarts like Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Rufus Jones, Cootie Williams, and Harry Carney – all coming together with more energy and imagination than you'd expect after all these years! The writing is fantastic, and the moods change strongly with each tune – running through numbers like "Afrique", "Chinoiserie", "Didjeridoo", "Gong", "Tang", and "Hard Way" – all of which sound as great as their titles might imply! CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBest Of Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Starline pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on tenor, Ray Nance on trumpet, Matthew Gee on trombone, and the wonderful Johnny Hodges on alto – playing here at the peak of his later powers. Titles include "Three J's Blues", "Smada", "C Jam Blues", "Sweet & Pungent", "Blues In Blueprint", "The Swinger's Jump", and "Blues In Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "In A Mellow Tone".)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – December 1944 ... LP
Prestige, 1944. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonConcert Of Sacred Music ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Vol 1 – 1924 to 1926 – Complete Edition ... CD
Media 7 (France), 1924/1925/1926. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Vol 2 – 1926 to 1927 – Complete Edition ... CD
Media 7 (France), 1926/1927. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington's Greatest Hits ... LP
Columbia/Legacy, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Titles include "Jeep's Blues", "Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue", and "Newport Jazz Festival Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport 1956 – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Titles include "Jeep's Blues", "Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue", and "Newport Jazz Festival Suite". 2CD version features lots of bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFar East Suite – Special Mix (Bluebird) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1966. Used ... 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". Plus, the CD reissue features 4 alternate takes not on the LP! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFeeling Of Jazz ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sharp early 60s session from the Duke Ellington group – one that seems to draw strongly on the best late 50s work for Columbia Records, but which also seems to add in an extra crackle too! The tunes are relatively short, but the group pack plenty of punch in the small space – especially on the more rhythmic numbers, which almost seem to borrow a bit from Basie's bag – yet with more of the sophistication you'd expect on the Ellington horns. The work of Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums is especially strong on this session – but there's loads of great interplay from reedmen who include Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Russel Procope, Harry Carney, and Paul Gonsalves – plus trumpet from Bill Berry, Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, and Harold Baker. Titles include "Taffy Twist", "Flirtbird", "Smada", "What Am I Here For", "Boo Dah", "Black & Tan Fantasy", and "I'm Gonna Go Fishin". CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duke Ellington at Newport and in the studio – in a set of tracks recorded both live and away from the concert – but with a really unified feel overall! Duke's group here is in fine fine form – with key late 50s players who include Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Cootie Williams, Clark Terry, and Cat Anderson on trumpets – plus a guest appearance by Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax! A few tunes stretch out nicely with that mix of complicated modernism and all-out swing that Duke was bringing to the table at the time – and although initially aimed at the popular festival crowd of the time, the album's got more than enough depth to please fans of his other 50s classics on Columbia. Titles include "Juniflip", "El Gato", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Princes Blue", "Multicolored Blue", "Happy Reunion", and "Jazz Festival Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and half split spine.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSuch Sweet Thunder (lp sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/State Of Art, 1957. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent Duke Ellington work from the late 50s – written and recorded during a period in which he was reemerging with a stronger jazz vision than ever before! The set was written by Ellington and Strayhorn – and dedicated to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario – but forget the Bard-inspired roots of the tracks, because the shimmering moods of the pieces is pure Ellington – with a richness of feeling that's totally great, and a sound that's wonderfully fresh, given that most of these numbers aren't overplayed Ellington compositions! Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpets, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Johnny Hodges on alto – and titles include "The Telecasters", "Circle Of Fourths", "Sonnet For Caesar", "Sonnet To Hank Cinq", and "Such Sweet Thunder". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Harlem Suite" and "Controversial Suite, Parts 1 & 2", both from 1951. CD
(Remastered mini-LP edition, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonThis One's For Blanton ... LP
Pablo, 1972. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great tribute to the late bassist Jimmy Blanton – served up by his old boss Duke Ellington, working here on piano alongside the bass of Ray Brown! This spare piano/bass session is a rarity in Duke's catalog – and it's a real later gem that captures the warmth and imagination of the Ellington piano sound in a near-solo setting. Brown's tones are round and nicely soulful – always a treat, even if not entirely in Blanton's spirit – and titles include "Pitter Panther Patter", "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me", "Sophisticated Lady", "See See Rider", and "Fragmented Suite For Piano & Bass" – a great extended piece that takes up all of side two! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonWashingtonians – Rare & Early Duke Ellington Sessions 1924 to 1928 ... CD
Frog, Mid/Late 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Billy StrayhornGreat Times – Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Piano Duets ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1950/1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful stripped-down set of piano work from Duke Ellington – presented here in an obscure set of duets recorded with Billy Strayhorn in 1950, finally issued as a full package by Riverside in the mid 60s – at a time when more folks seemed to be paying attention to Duke's stylings on the keys! The tracks are all relatively shortish, and accompaniment includes bass from either Lloyd Trotman, Joe Schulman, or Wendell Marshall, plus a bit of drums from Jo Jones. Strayhorn plays celeste on two numbers, and some numbers feature either artist solo. Titles include "Oscalypso", "Flamingo", "Cottontail", "Bang Up Blues", "Johnny Come Lately", "Tonk", "In A Blue Summer Garden", and "Blues For Banton". CD
(Out of print.)

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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 6 eye pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... 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! CD features bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle (Douglas) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Sealed ... 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
(Douglas Collection pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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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 JordanChange A Pace ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1980. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio set – with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Billy Hart on drums – and titles that include "Miss Kissed", "Diamond Stud", "Chang A Pace", and "Double Scotch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, which is slightly bumped – but is nice overall.)

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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)... Temporarily 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 PearsonProfile ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early early work by Duke Pearson – and one of his few trio sessions ever! The album's a great way to hear Pearson's lyrical soulful style at work, as he's playing in an unfettered setting with Gene Taylor on bass and Lex Humphries on drums – really stretching out on piano, in a way that you don't often hear on some of his larger group albums. The album features two of his own compositions "Gate City Bop" and "Two Mile Ride", plus versions of "Black Coffee", "Taboo", and "Witchcraft". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Sathima Bea Benjamin with Duke EllingtonMorning In Paris ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very early work from South African singer Sathima Bea Benjamin – recorded in Paris in 1963, with backing by longtime partner Abdullah Ibrahim, plus additional piano and production by Duke Ellington! The album was cut around the same time as Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) did his famous Reprise album in Paris with Ellington – and it's got a similar mix of modern and moody styles – with Sathima singing in a mellower tone than we're used to from her later records, over extremely spare backing that often has the piano barely stepping in, and which also features some nice plucked violin work from Svend Asmussen – acting almost as the bass on a few tracks! Billy Strayhorn also sits in on this extremely unusual session – and titles include "The Man I Love", "Soon", "Lover Man", "I Should Care", "I Could Write A Book", and "Darn That Dream". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George DukeDream On ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a crease along the opening.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonAnatomy Of A Murder ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and really shaking free of the too-familiar modes of the past. Ellington's music has a wonderful range of feeling here – even more so than usual, given the shifting scenes of the film – and the players are an all star lineup that includes Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. Titles include "Upper & Outest", "Almost Cried", "Sunswept Sunday", "Happy Anatomy", "Flirtibird", and "Low Key Lightly". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove, matrix ending in 1B/1A.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on tenor, Ray Nance on trumpet, Matthew Gee on trombone, and the wonderful Johnny Hodges on alto – playing here at the peak of his later powers. Titles include "Three J's Blues", "Smada", "C Jam Blues", "Sweet & Pungent", "Blues In Blueprint", "The Swinger's Jump", and "Blues In Orbit". CD features 8 bonus tracks too – including "Track 360", "Brown Penny", "Sweet & Pungent (alternate)", and "Pie Eye's Blues (alternate)". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra 1946 Vol 1 ... CD
Hindsight, 1946. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEn Concert Avec Europe 1 Theatre Des Champs Elysees 29-30 Janvier 1965 ... CD
RTE, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonI've Got To Be A Rug Cutter/New East St Louis Toodle-oo ... 78 RPM
Master, 1937. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Master Records sleeve!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonPiano In The Background (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Don't let the title put you off, because this certainly isn't a session of background music – and the name simply refers to the fact that the arrangements on the set really showcase the strong horn work of the Ellington orchestra! Duke's still on piano for the session, but the real strength of the album's carried by classic Ellington players that include Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, and Lawrence Brown. Arrangements are by Bill Mathieu and Gerald Wilson – and although many of the tunes are older Ellington numbers, they've got a tight groove (and excellent recording quality) – which updates the material nicely. Titles include "Midriff", "Main Stem", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "What Am I Here For", "Kinda Dukish", and "Perdido". CD features 5 bonus tracks – "Lullaby Of Birdland" (in 2 versions), "The Wailer", "Dreamy Sort Of Thing", and "Harlem Air Shaft". CD
(Crease through traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & His OrchestraMasterpieces By Ellington ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
True masterpieces from Duke Ellington – some of his greatest compositions, presented here in an early Columbia LP that offers up "uncut concert arrangements" – clearly grooming a new side of Duke for the long-playing audience! The recordings were made in 1950, with players who include Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonzalves on saxes, Ray Nance and Cat Anderson on trumpets, and Tyree Glenn and Quentin Jackson on trombones. The tracks include "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "The Tattooed Bride" and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBack To Back ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Duke Ellington makes a rare Verve appearance on this classic album – and works strongly in the mode of earlier sides recorded for the label by Johnny Hodges! There's a relaxed, small group feel going on here – one that's a bit different than some of the tighter Ellington work on Columbia during the 50s, and which almost paves the way for some of the more intimate piano sides that Duke would record during the 60s. In a way, Hodges is almost at the lead – given how comfortable he is here in a Verve setting – and other players include Harry Edison on trumpet, Les Spann on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The real charm, as always, is Hodges' solos, lean, mean, raspy, and soulful – and titles include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington's SpacemenCosmic Scene ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Louis ArmstrongParis Blues – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke JordanGreat Session ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A trio date – with David Friesen on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums! Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Moonglow", "Night In Tunisia", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonAngel Eyes ... CD
Jazz Line/Muzak (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare pre-Blue Note session from Duke Pearson – very mellow, very soulful, and with a quality that's unlike most of his later work! The album's a trio side, recorded for the Jazzline label, and it features Pearson on piano, Thomas Howard on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums – the last of whom brings in some wonderfully lyrical lines on the kit, very much in the manner of the free, dancing rhythms used on records with Donald Byrd. Pearson's piano has a sharper edge than usual – these dark, moody tones that are totally great – almost a rougher version of his later sound, with a great sense of depth. Bob Cranshaw's bass and Walter Perkins' drums are featured on one number – and titles include a killer take on "Jeannine", plus "Say You're Mine", "Le Carrousel", "Bags Groove", and "Exodus". CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonSweet Honey Bee/Ready Rudy ... 7-inch
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the best Blue Note singles of the 60s – a catchy flute-heavy number that vamps with a compelling little groove! Pearson's horn arrangements are perfect – letting the flute step out on the start, then building it up as the tune rolls on – never losing the core melody of the tune for the first half, then rolling out a deeply soulful piano solo! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Rappin' DukeRappin' Duke (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
JWP, Early 80s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ George DukeInner Source (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set that features the best recordings ever done by George Duke for MPS! The set's a 2LP package that compiles the sessions Solus and The Inner Source – both of which feature Duke in his purest form, at the height of his spacey keyboard powers, in settings that are neither too funky, too goofy, or too over the top. There's a lively mixture of jazzy playing, Latin riffing, and pure MPS modal grooving – and the record contains the material by Duke that always shows up on MPS comps, but which you can never actually find. Duke doesn't sing, and instead concentrates on leading the group and hitting some wonderful solos on the keys. Players include Armando Peraza on percussion, Luis Gasca on trumpet, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – and the vibe is warm, wonderful, and extremely soulful. If you've ever wondered why people consider George so great, this is the stuff to check out – as it's amazingly put together, with a sound that blows away most of his other albums. Titles include "Au-Right", "My Soul", "Manya", "Sweet Bite", "Always Constant", "Solus", "Nigerian Numberuma", "Feels So Good", and "Some Time Ago". Great stuff, and extremely difficult to find! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George DukeFaces In Reflection ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the harder cuts! Instrumentation is somewhat spare – just keyboards and piano from George, who also sings a bit – plus Ndugu Chancler on drums and John Heard on bass – both playing with a freely creative energy that's definitely motivated by Duke. There's a beautiful mix of electricity and acoustic warmth on the set – never too forced, and clearly an inspiration for countless players in years to come – maybe even more so than Herbie Hancock's work of the time. Drums are great too – and snap tightly for plenty of nice breaks on the set – which are in turn augmented by mellower keys from Duke, who also sings with a sweetly electric soul style. Titles include "Capricorn", "The Opening", "Psychosomatic Dung", "North Beach", "Faces In Reflection", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Da Somba". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
Also available Faces In Reflection (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Mixture (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Duke's Mixture is more of a collection – or "mixture" – of other work than anything else – an assortment of tunes recorded during different sessions, all brought together for release as a 10" in 1955. Titles include "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "The Hawk Talks", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "The Mooche", and "VIPs Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Duke JordanFlight To Jordan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the greatest album ever cut by pianist Duke Jordan – a seminal force in bop, both for his writing and playing – but an artist who rarely ever got the chance to work as a leader! This session's a prime bit of lost Blue Note – with an unusual and edgey lineup that includes Dizzy Reece on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Reggie Workman on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all coming together under Jordan's direction. The set's got a wonderfully classic feel – a mix of hardbop with slightly more lyrical leanings, and a few darker undercurrents – heard to best effect in Jordan's writing, which reminds us of some of his work on French soundtracks from the same time. Titles include "Deacon Joe", "Si-Joya", "Flight To Jordan", and "Squawkin" – plus bonus tracks "Diamond Stud" and "I Should Care". CD
(Pre-RVG pressing.)
Also available Flight To Jordan (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Eugenie BairdEugenie Baird Sings Duke's Boys Play Ellington ... LP
Design, 1958. Very Good ... $3.99
A delightful album of vocal renditions of Duke's tunes by little known singer Eugenie Baird. Baird's wonderfully relaxed takes on these great Ellington tunes begs the question of how she remained sidelined for so many years, and then went on to largely be forgotten except for a spell with Bing Crosby. Duke's men are in fine form backing her, with Ben Webster as a featured soloist, and this album includes "In A Sentimental Mood", "Something To Live For", "Mood Indigo", "I Let A Song Go Out Of Your Heart", "Lush Life", "Solitude" and "Pass Me By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a sticker in the corner.)

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Louie BellsonDuke Ellington – Black Brown & Beige ... CD
Music Masters, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Bill Berry & His Ellington All StarsFor Duke ... LP
Real Time, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $36.99
A famous direct to disc session – as famous for its overall sound, as for the music by the players! Features Bill Berry on cornet, Ray Brown on bass, Scott Hamilton on tenor, Marshal Royal on alto, Britt Woodman on trombone, Nat Pierce on piano, and Frankie Capp on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Real Time/MK. Cover has light wear.)

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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Earl (Upfront) ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A sweet soul classic from the young Gene Chandler! The record is built around Gene's hit "Duke Of Earl" – and it features Gene in a ridiculous looking "Duke" costume on the cover – but the record's a great one overall, and features some excellent late-night soul material in a sweet tenor-voiced harmony style! The album collects tunes from Gene's years at Vee Jay, featuring him in a number of styles – heartbreaking ballads, rousing uptempo numbers, and some cool exotic tunes. Titles include "Nite Owl", "London Town", "Miracle After Miracle", "Rainbow", "You Threw A Lucky Punch", and "You Left Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan CohenDuke Ellington's Black, Brown, & Beige ... LP
Monmouth Evergreen, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A really inventive reading of Duke Ellington's famous suite – done with a hip early 70s British jazz spin, in a performance that features Norma Winstone on the vocal tunes – plus other work in the group from Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Henry Lowther on trumpet and violin, Alan Skidmore and Art Themen on reeds, and Mike Gibbs and Chris Pyne on trombones! Titles include "West Indian Dance", "Come Sunday", "Work Song", "The Blues", and "In One Movement". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Art FarmerTo Duke With Love ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A pretty sweet 70s set from Art Farmer – ostensibly a tribute to Duke Ellington, but really more of a gently soulful session in the mode of Art's best work of the decade! The group is the Cedar Walton trio with Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all matching Art's lyrical work beautifully, in a soulfully swinging way that transforms familiar Ellington numbers into new vehicles for creative expression. Farmer's at the height of his powers, and tracks include "Love You Madly", "Lush Life", "In A Sentimental Mood", and "The Star Crossed Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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Heaven 17Play To Win – The Virgin Years (Penthouse & Pavement/Luxury Gap/How Men Are/Pleasure One/Teddy Bear Duke & Psycho/mixes/demos/bonus tracks) (10CD set) ... CD
Virgin, 1980s. New Copy 10CD set ... $109.99 124.99
An insanely huge tribute to the genius of Heaven 17 – a group who never broke that big on these shores, but who were one of the hipper British electro pop acts at the start of the 80s! The group broke off from Human League right during their earlier, noisier years – then headed into territory that was a lot more overtly political, especially on their earlier releases – while still finding a way to play strongly on the clubs! These guys were maybe some of the first to bring Marxist ideals to the dancefloor – a trend that would continue in the UK strongly for the rest of the decade – but they're also tremendous pop producers too, and worked simultaneously as BEF (British Electric Foundation) to craft some excellent work with other artists. This huge 10CD package brings together just about everything the group did together – all five of their albums – Penthouse & Pavement, Luxury Gap, How Men Are, Pleasure One, and Teddy Bear Duke & Psycho – plus a full CD of 22 demo tracks from 1980, four more CDs of dance/single mixes that really helped spread the group's message, and lots more bonus tracks that include unusual a-sides and b-sides too – plenty of non-LP tracks to really round things out. The package is a big 12" by 12" – and features 157 tracks in all, plus a big booklet of notes! CD
 
 
 



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