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Ivie Anderson with Duke EllingtonIvie Anderson with Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra ... CD
Jazz Archives (France), 1930s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & Louis Armstrong – The Complete Sessions ... CD
Capitol/Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong on piano – a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Ernie Banks/Stan Musial/Duke Snyder/Ken Boyer/Lou BoudreauBaseball Tips From The Stars No 1 – How To Bat ... 7-inch
Mars, 1962. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and aging, with a small stained spot at the side.)

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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 ... $11.99 18.99
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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Doris DukeWoman ... LP
Scepter/Trading Places (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99 About November 26, 2021
Quite possibly the best album ever from deep soul diva Doris Duke – a set that's produced with a slight undercurrent of sophisticated funk – and put together in ways that take Duke way past the rougher soul of earlier years! The album's a rare UK production – with backing from Ultrafunk and the Armada Orchestra, and a sound that's a great mix of Doris' roots back home with some of the sweeter, funkier sounds of the mid 70s – never in a way that's too commercial, and always with a quality that resonates strongly with the best US indie soul of the time. The album begins with a sublime remake of Marlena Shaw's "Woman Of The Ghetto" – and Doris takes the tune into whole new territory with her reading – and other tracks include "A Little Bit Of Your Love", "To Chicago With Love", "Love Is Here & Now Your Gone", "Grasshopper", "Hey Lady", and "Pick Up The Pieces". LP, Vinyl record album

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George DukeDon't Let Go (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1978. Used ... $14.99
A sweet bit of modern funk from George Duke – working here in a mode that's definitely tighter and more soul-based than his trippier albums of the early 70s – but also in a groove that's pretty darn sweet! George wonderfully blends together his jazz roots and some of the wider soul styles he'd helped forge on the California scene – keeping things smooth, but never slick – bringing in some nice acoustic percussion alongside the album's overall electric sound. A number of cuts have vocals, and George handled both production and arrangements – on tracks that include the P-Funky "Dukey Stick", an old sample from way back – plus "Movin On", "The Future", "We Give Our Love", and "Percussion Interlude". CD
(Out of print, 2008 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ George DukeFaces In Reflection (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 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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George DukeFeel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 29.99
Sweet keyboards and lots of funky grooves – one of the best of George Duke's seminal albums for MPS – and a record that captures him at a key middle point in his growth! The sound here is tighter than the trippier records of before, but also never too smooth or commercial – still with plenty of cosmic influences in the funk, and a wealth of great keyboard work that rivals some of Herbie Hancock's best from the same stretch. George sings a bit himself – in a warmly compressed mode that's simply wonderful, and which further expands the grooves – and although much of the album's instrumentation comes from the keyboards, the record also features guest appearances from Airto on percussion and Ndugu on drums – as well as a bit of guest vocals from Flora Purim. Titles include "The Once Over", "Tzina", "Statement", "Love", "Feel", "Funny Funk", "Rashid", and "Cora Joberge". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George DukeI Am For Real (May The Funk Be With You)/Say That You Will ... 12-inch
Epic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ George DukeI Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry ... CD
MPS/Universal (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
One of George Duke's best albums for the MPS label – and a set that has a sound that's a little bit more soul than before! The album uses a fair bit of vocals alongside Duke's funky keyboards – but in a way that's not nearly as smooth as some of his albums for Epic, and which still retains all the best spacey and cosmic bits of his roots! The record's got a strong west coast soul feel – with elements of some of the jazzy funk of the Fantasy Records/Bay Area scene, and elements of the electric funk that was starting to come out of LA at the time – and there's a huge host of guest stars on the record, including Johnny Guitar Watson (who sings on one track), Emil Richards (who plays marimba), and Flora Purim (who does her usual thing!) Titles include "Chariot", "Someday", "That's What She Said", "Sister Serene", "Prepare Yourself", "Rokkinrowl", and "Look Into Her Eyes". CD
(Out of print, 2006 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ George DukeInner Source (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
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 DukeLiberated Fantasies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – and it's still got plenty of the best hallmarks of the MPS years – especially on the keyboards, which are always warm and mellow, used with a great sense of space and inherent rhythm. There's a bit more vocals than before, but they're fused in nicely with the instrumentation – and players in Duke's group include Airto on percussion, Emil Richards on marimba, and Ndugu Chancler on some very heavy drums! Vocals are by Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Bonnie Bowdon Amaro – and titles include "Back To Where We Never Left", "I C'n Hear That", and "Liberated Fantasies", all of which are nice jazz funk numbers – plus "Don't Be Shy", "Seeing You", "Tzina", and "After The Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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George DukeMaster Of The Game (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A late 70s classic from jazzy funk master George Duke! Master Of The Game is an excellent mix of jazz, smooth soul, and Latin riffing – really a perfect blend of styles that shows not only how far George's sound had progressed throughout the 70s, it also charts the development of the California scene during the late 70s. George has musical help from Ray Obeido, Roland Bautista, and Sheila E – plus vocals by Lynn Davis, Josie James, and Napoleon Brock. The tracks have a smooth sound that works perfectly with Duke's best keyboard approaches – subduing his tenency to "rock out" a bit, but bringing forward his classic ability to hit a stone mellow groove. Titles include "I Want You For Myself", "Every Little Step I Take", "Look What You Find", "I Love You More", "Dog Man", and "Games". This Soulmusic.com edition includes 2 bonus tracks: "I Want You For Myself (US Single Edit) and "Every Little Step I Take (US Single Edit)". CD

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George DukeMy Soul/Au Right ... 7-inch
MPS/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1971. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
Two sublime early tracks from pianist George Duke – both from his first MPS album, never issued in the US! "My Soul" has this great rolling groove, with congas from Armando Peraza giving things a nice Latin vibe – as George plays both piano and Fender Rhodes together, for a very warm sound! "Au Right" has lots more great Rhodes – a killer solo that bumps along beautifully over funky drums! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Really wonderful pressing – done from the original master tapes! Limited edition too.)

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Duke Ellington1938 Cotton Club Nights ... CD
Music Memoria (France), 1938. Used ... $8.99
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" – 24 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington1941 Classics ... LP
Alamac, 1941. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Very minimal cover wear, solid shape!!)

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Duke Ellington1952 Seattle Concert ... CD
Bluebird, 1952. Used ... $6.99
A classic early 50s moment from Duke Ellington – a whole new level of modern expression – with a lineup that includes Paul Gonsalves on tenor and Willie Smith on alto! Titles include "The Hawk Talks", "Harlem Suite", "Jam With Jam", "Sultry Serenade", and "Skin Deep". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonAll Star Road Band ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
With Joe Benjamin on bass, Sam Woodyard on drums, Harold Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, and Clark Terry on trumpets, Ray Nance on cornet, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders, and Johnny Hodges on alto, Russell Procope and Jimmy Hamilton on alto and clarinet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone and bass clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Duke EllingtonAll Star Road Band Vol 1 ... CD
Collectables, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Recorded live in Carrolltown, Pennsylvania. Tracks include "Such Sweet Thunder", "Bassment", "Stardust", "Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue", and "All Of Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonAnatomy Of A Murder (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $6.99
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". Plus, the CD features a huuuuge amount of bonus tracks – including other tunes from the movie, outtakes, and even the original single version of the theme! 26 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Duke EllingtonAscap Award Winners – Solitude/Sophisticated Lady/Mood Indigo/Caravan (7-inch EP) ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1953. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some discoloration from age, in nice shape otherwise!)

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Duke EllingtonBest Of Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Includes "Warm Valley", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Black And Tan Fantasy", "Passion Flower", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear and small splits in the spine.)

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Duke EllingtonBest Of Duke Ellington (Pablo) ... LP
Pablo, Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A collection of Duke's later work for Pablo – titles include "Queen's Suite", "Layin' On Mellow", "Bateau", "Goof", "Black Butterfly", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Mendoza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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.)

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Duke EllingtonBraggin In Brass – The Immortal 1938 Year ... CD
Portrait, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
32 tracks over two CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonBrunswick Era Vol 1 – 1926 to 1929 ... CD
Decca/MCA, Late 20s. Used ... $3.99
Featuring Bubber Miley, Johnny Hodges, Tricky Sam Nanton, Barey Bigard, and Harry Carney. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonClementine/Five O Clock Drag ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonComplete Works 1924 to 1947 (40 CD box set) ... CD
History (Germany), 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used 40 CDs ... $99.99
Includes 400 tracks arranged chronoligically across 40 CDs. CD
(Out of print. Box has some shelf wear including a small tear in the upper right corner, but individual CDs are all in great shape.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDance To The Duke ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear and a half split top seam.)

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Duke EllingtonDrum Is A Woman ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, but vinyl is nice.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke – The Essential Collection – 1927 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $16.99
A really nice set – arranged chronologically – with one disc devoted to Ellington's pre-war 78 rpm recordings, and two discs pulled from his classic Columbia LPs. 66 tracks total, plus a great booklet with detailed notes on each track. CD
(Out of print. Slipover has a 1" tear and a light crease on the back.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On January 28, 2022
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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Duke EllingtonEarly Ellington 1927 to 1934 ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $1.99
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 55 ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Duke's most popular albums of the 50s – but we won't hold that against him! The session's one of a number of 50s outings that revisit older classics with the new level of quality offered in the studio – and it's got a similar feel to some of Duke's work for Bethlehem around the same time, which was also done by producer Gus Wildi – tight, but never too facile – and a perfect demonstration of the great balance the Ellington orchestra had at the time. The group includes key players Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton – and titles include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Flying Home", "Happy Go Lucky Local", and "In The Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Abridged 70s yellow label pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(70s stereo pressing in a light blue border cover, with small seam split on bottom.)
Also available Ellington At Newport 1956 – Complete ... CD 5.99

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Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport 1956 – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
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
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Ellington At Newport ... LP 16.99

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Duke EllingtonEllington Suites ... LP
Pablo, 1959/1971/1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining (inside gatefold) and very minor wear on the bottom.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1952. Used ... $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)". Plus, this CD brings together all material issued on later versions of the album – Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown and a third version – with addition of the full "Liberian Suite" and "The Controversial Suite". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonEn Concert Avec Europe 1 Theatre Des Champs Elysees 29-30 Janvier 1965 ... CD
RTE, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Tracks include "Afrobossa", "Chelsea Bridge", "Take The 'A' Train", "Passion Flower", "C Jam Blues", "Ad Lib On Nippon", "Carolina Shout", and the suite "Black, Brown and Beige". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonExplosion Of Genius – 1938 To 1940 (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Smithsonian, Late 30s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... $24.99
A massive collection of late 30s Duke! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has some wear, aging, and light stains on back.)

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Duke EllingtonFestival Session (Jazz Odyssey) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Sealed ... $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
(Early 80s Jazz Odyssey pressing, still sealed with a Nice Price sticker and hole in front.)

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Duke EllingtonFestival Session (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $4.99
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". Includes bonus tracks "VIP Boogie" and "Jam With Sam". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Duke EllingtonGolden Duke ... LP
Prestige, 1940s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A nice collection of rare Duke Ellington material from the 40s on up to 1950 – originally issued on the Musicraft and Mercer labels! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean, but has a few light marks from the old inner sleeve. There's very minor wear on cover – a corner bump on a bottom corner.)

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Duke EllingtonGolden Greats (3CD set) ... CD
Disky (Netherlands), Late 20s/1930s/Mid 40s. Used 3 CDs ... $5.99
66 tracks over 3 CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonHistorically Speaking ... CD
Bethlehem, 1956. Used ... $6.99
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". CD
(Out of print. Front artwork has some age spots.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIntimate Ellington ... LP
Pablo, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonJazz Masters 4 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "Take The "A" Train", "La Plus Belle Africaine", "Flirtibird", "Diminuendo In Blue And Blow By Blow", "Loveless Love", "Going Up", "St. Louis Blues", "Stompy Jones", "Caravan", "Total Jazz (From "Portrait Of Ella Fiztgerald")", "Perdido", "Jam With Sam", and "Rockin' In Rhythm". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonJazz Profile ... CD
Blue Note, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Include tracks from Money Jungle – Duke's album with Charles Mingus and Max Roach – plus selections from Togo Brava Suite, 70th Birthday Concert, and Premiered By Ellington. 12 tracks total. CD
(Mark through barcode and promotional stamp on CD.)

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Duke EllingtonLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
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 EllingtonMany Moods Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Quintessence Jazz, 1930s/1940s. Sealed ... $7.99
A collection of Ellington recordings from the 30s and 40s, with his classic line-ups that include Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Joseph Nanton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue.)

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Duke EllingtonMasterpieces 1926 to 1949 ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
A budget collection, but one that's overflowing with great music – classic sides recorded for Victor and Brunswick with Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Joe Nanton, and Jimmie Blanton. Includes 93 tracks on 4 CDs, plus a 52 page illustrated booklet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonOkeh Ellington ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
50 tracks over two CDs. Featuring Jabbo Smith and Cootie Williams on trumpet, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton on trombone, Johnny Hodges on clarinet and alto sax, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor sax, Fred Guy on banjo, Lonnie Johnson on guitar, and Sonny Greer on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
RCA/Camden, Early/Mid 40s. Sealed ... $6.99
A collection of recordings from the 40s, with sidemen that include Juan Tizol and Lawrence Brown on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor, Ben Webster on tenor, Ray Nance and Wallace Jones on trumpet, with Fred Guy on guitar, Junior Raglin on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed, but with fraying and splitting at the bottom half of the spine.)

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Duke EllingtonPremiered By Ellington (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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 a split top seam with a thin stain, half split bottom seam held with clear tape, and some wear and aging on back.)

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Duke EllingtonPrimping For The Prom ... LP
CBS (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
Soloists include Quentin Jackson and Tyree Glenn on trombone, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Ray Nance and Harold Baker on trumpets, and Johnny Hodges on alto. Lil Greewood sings on one track – and titles include "B Sharp Boston", "Cop Out", "Suburban Beauty", "Boogie Bop Blues", and "Snibor". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s CSP pressing. Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with a hole in front from sticker removal and partially cracked spine. Cover has small splits in the spine.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonRecollections Of The Big Band Era ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A collection of recordings from 1962 and 1963, with Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Ray Burrows, and Ray Nance on trumpets, Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, and Chuck Connors on trombones, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney on reeds, Ernie Shepard on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Includes the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonReminiscing In Tempo (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1936. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label A has a small sticker and an ink stamp.)

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Duke EllingtonSecond Sacred Concert ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
With Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton on reeds; Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones, and Money Johnson on trumpets; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, and Benny Green on trombones; Chuck Connors on bass trombone; Jeff Castleman on bass; and Sam Woodyard and Steve Little on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and a light sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSophisticated Lady/Solitude (2x7") ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1954. Very Good+ 2x7" Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Duke EllingtonThree Suites ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... $2.99
Includes the "Nutcracker Suite", "Peter Gynt Suites No 1 & No 2", and the Ellington-Strayhorn piece "Suite Thursday". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonTruckin'/Moonglow ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonUnknown Session ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Hard to believe that given Duke Ellington's presence at the start of the 60s, there would be an unknown session from the time – but the discovery of this material in the 70s made for another great chapter in the Duke's career during the classic Columbia years! The material here is played by a sweet small group that includes Ray Nance on coronet, Lawrence Brown on Trombone, Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Harry Carney on baritone, Aaron Bell on bass, and Sam Woodward on drums – all working in a format that almost feels a bit more relaxed and intimate than other Columbia sessions – although not with the rough edges you might expect from a lost date. Tracks include "Everything But You", "Black Beauty", "Something To Live For" "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Mighty Like The Blues", and "Dual Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Duke EllingtonUp In Duke's Workshop ... LP
Pablo, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Previously unreleased late work from Ellington – with titles that include "Black Butterfly", "Dick", "Goof", "Blem", "Wanderlust", "Neo Creole", and "Mendoza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On December 10, 2021
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
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBlues Summit (Side By Side/Back To Back) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on some of the tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the others), the sessions are still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". Added to the original album is a full bonus album here – done in a similar format, and titled Back To Back – with titles that include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s MGM stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". CD

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Duke Ellington's SpacemenCosmic Scene ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $17.99
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. Cover has surface wear and light aging.)

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Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $4.99
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! CD features bonus tracks! CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonDay Dreams – The Best Of The Duke Ellington Songbooks ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla & Duke At The Cote D'Azur ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo Polydor pressing.)

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Duke Jordan/Bud PowellDuke Jordan – New York/Bud Powell –Paris ... CD
Vogue/BMG, 1954/1960. Used ... $5.99
Duke Jordan on piano, Gene Rame on bass, and Lee Abrams on drums. Bud Powell on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Duke PearsonAngel Eyes ... CD
Jazz Line/Muzak (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $22.99
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 PearsonHow Insensitive ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD

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Duke PearsonMerry Ole Soul ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 About October 27, 2021
One of the strangest albums ever recorded for Blue Note – and one of the coolest, too! Duke Pearson recorded this set in 1969 – during the middle of his last productive period of activity, at a time when he was doing some tremendous genre-crossing jazz that really broke from his earlier styles. The set's got Duke on acoustic piano and celeste – backed by a rhythm section that includes Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums, plus Airto on percussion! The sound's more open, more free than you'd expect for a Christmas album – extremely soulful overall, in a mode that makes for some great readings of "Sleigh Ride", "Wassail Song", "Go Tell It On The Mountain", "Jingle Bells", and "Little Drummer Boy". CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Duke PearsonWahoo! ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
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

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Frank Sinatra & Duke EllingtonFrancis A & Edward K ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Titles include "Follow Me"," Sunny", "All I Need Is You Girl", "I Like The Sunrise", and "Yellow Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ George DukeAura Will Prevail ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The aura here is spreading wide – as George Duke really grows his sound strongly from the early years, and takes hold of a whole host of cosmic influences! The record's one of Duke's biggest for MPS – a beautiful balance between jazzy fusion and spacey soul – served up with help from an array of great singers and players from the west coast scene. Duke's still stretching out plenty on keyboards – but never in a too-jamming, too-indulgent way – always sensitive enough to never mess up the groove, and always with a sense of space and timing that never showed up this well in his later records. Players include Airto on percussion, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Duke himself on more keyboards than we could ever hope to list here! Vocals are by Sylvia St James, Gee Janzen, and Kathy Woehrle – as well as Duke himself – and titles include "Foosh", "For Love", "Uncle Remus", "Fools", "The Aura", "Enchinda's Arf", "Floop De Loop", and "Dawn". CD
(Out of print, 2007 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington1954 Los Angeles Concert ... LP
GNP/Crescendo, 1954. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, and Cat Anderson on trumpets; Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, and John Sanders on trombone; Russel Procope, Rick Henderson, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, and Harry Carney on reeds; Jimmy Woode on bass; and Dave Black on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has the year of recording written in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack Brown & Beige – A Duke Ellington Tone Parallel To The American Negro (2 x 12 inch 78 rpm set) ... 78 RPM
RCA, Mid 40s. Very Good+ 2 x 12" 78 RPM ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has a split spine, general wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 1928 to 1929 ... CD
Classics (France), 1928/1929. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vintage 78 rpm recordings from Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, including rare material backing Ozie Ware as the Whoopee Makers. 22 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1940. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, Herb Jeffries, Tricky Sam, Harry Carney, Barney Bigard, and Ben Webster. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Indigos ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 and 3C/1A matrix. Cover has light surface wear, aging, and some writing in marker and small sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top and bottom seams, and some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFar East Suite ... LP
RCA, 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
(Mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with a bit of blue marker on back.)

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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 EllingtonGreat Ellington Units ... CD
BMG/Bluebird, 1940/1941. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Highlights work by Johnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, and Barney Bigard. 22 tracks total. CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonHot Summer Dance – Recorded July 22, 1960 ... CD
Red Baron, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duke Ellington on piano with Willie Cook, Fats Ford, and Eddie Mullens on trumpet, Ray Nance on cornet and vocals, Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, and Booty Wood on trombone, Russell Procope on alto sax and clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Jimmy Hamilton on tenor sax and clarinet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor sax, Harry Carney on baritone sax and bass clarinet, Aaron Bell on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums. CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has a small date in pen, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIn The 40s With Jimmy Blanton ... LP
RCA (Italy), Early 40s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 40s recordings featuring bassist Jimmy Blanton, with sidemen that include Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Ben Webster, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has a light stain at the bottom, with some peeled patches in back.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonJazz At The Plaza Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An intimate live session from Duke Ellington and his great late 50s orchestra – presented here at a private party hosted by Columbia Records at the Plaza Hotel in New York – at a time when Ellington was making some of his best music for the label! The tracks here are every bit on a par with Duke's late 50s gems for Columbia – and have the orchestra stepping out strongly on short numbers that maybe have a bit more swing and a bit less overall concept – as the soloist shift, and shine nicely on each tune! The set features great performances from Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Britt Woodman on trombone, Shorty Baker on trumpet, and Johnny Hodges on alto – and also includes some very late vocal work from Billie Holiday, who sings on two tracks, plus two more from Jimmy Rushing as well. Titles include "Love To Hear My Baby Call My Name", "El Gato", "All Of Me", "Don't Explain", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Red Garter", and "Red Carpet". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLive At The 1957 Stratford Festival ... CD
Music & Arts, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpet, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves on saxophone, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums. CD
(Please note this CD has was mastered from laquer discs. Inner pages of the booklet have some age spots.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMusic Of Duke Ellington – Played By Duke Ellington ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great LP issue of material that originally appeared on 78s during the Duke's first big rise to fame! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 Eye pressing with deep groove and 1AB/1D matrix. Cover has light wear, some aging, and notes in pen and marker on back.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonReminiscing In Tempo ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "The Mooche", "Old Man Blues", "Rockin' In Rhythm", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Sophisticated Lady", "Merry-Go-Round", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "The Laborers", "New East St. Louis Toodle-Oo", "Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy", " The New Black And Tan Fantasy", "Grievin'", "Mood Indigo", "Cotton Tail", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Take The 'A' Train", "On A Turquoise Cloud", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", "Come Sunday", and "Black Beauty". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSuch Sweet Thunder ... CD
Columbia (France), 1957. Used ... 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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonTake The A Train ... LP
RCA, 1940s/1950s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Take The A Train", "Main Stem", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", "Perdido", "Blue Serge", "In A Mellotone", "Rumpus In Richmond", "All Too Soon", and "What Am I Here For?". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Custom Edition pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonThis One's For Blanton ... LP
Pablo, 1972. Near Mint- ... 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
(Includes the booklet. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... 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
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)
Also available First Time – The Count Meets The Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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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 tracks recorded between 1928 and 1934. CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has a small date in pen, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & His OrchestraMasterpieces By Ellington ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Very Good ... Temporarily 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 with 2E/1G matrix. Cover has some aging, a bit of pen on the back and a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington OrchestraDigital Duke ... CD
GRP, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Conducted by Mercer Ellington – guest performers include Branford Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Noris Turney, Britt Woodman, and Roland Hanna. CD
 
 
 



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