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✨✧ Alice Babs & Duke EllingtonSerenade To Sweden ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A beautiful and rare recording – both for singer Alice Babs, and Duke Ellington himself! The session was cut in Paris in 1963 – and it's a moody, intimate album that features Duke backing up Alice with arrangements that are quieter and more subtle than those used with most other Ellington-related singers. Alice is extremely great on the set – and often sings in weird wordless vocals – not really scatting, but more of a horn based-style that's very icy and cool. The whole thing's great – much greater even than the sum of its two famous parts – and titles include "Serenade To Sweden", "Stoona", "La De Doody Doo", "Strange Visitor", "Come Sunday", "Babsie", and "Untitled Lullaby". CD

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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 ... $10.99 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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✨✧ Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... CD
Columbia, 1981. Used ... $3.99
A mighty collaboration between Stanley Clarke & George Duke – working here in a pairing that refueled both of their careers for the 80s! In previous years, both Clarke and Duke had a penchant for really stretching out in complex, experimental modes – but here, they're playing in a relatively stripped-down and focused way – hitting some of the more soul-inspired sides of fusion at the time, although still without the slick or commercial feel of the rising GRP generation. Guitars figure heavily on a number of tracks, and vocals do too – sometimes in ways that are slightly too sweet and almost cloying. Tracks include "Wild Dog", "Louie Louie", "Sweet Baby", "I Just Want To Love You", "Winners", "Let's Get Started", and "Touch & Go". CD
(Out of print.)

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Doris DukeTo The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman)/I Don't Care Anymore ... 7-inch
Canyon, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $1.99
2 heartbreaking numbers from Doris! Both sides have a very weepy approach, with Doris' deep southern style firmly in place. "To The Other Woman" is another entry in the whole Barbara/Shirley answer song series – and as expected, we highly recommend it as an essential chapter in the genre! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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George DukeAfter Hours ... CD
Warner, 1998. Used ... $9.99
With Christian McBride, Byron Miller & Larry Kimpel on bass, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler on drums, Ray "The Weeper" Fuller & Paul Jackson on guitars & Lenny Castro on percussion. CD
(Out of print, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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George DukeDon't Let Go ... CD
Epic, 1978. Used ... $9.99
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.)

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George DukeFaces In Reflection ... LP
MPS, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Dutch pressing.)

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✨✧ George DukeGeorge Duke (1986) ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real move forward for the George Duke keyboard sound of the 80s – and a set that has George using a fair bit of synclavier and linn drums in the mix! Things are almost even more electric than before – and that's saying a lot for Duke – with almost no acoustic instrumentation at all, save for some slight piano – and heavy electronics that not only touch the programmed rhythms, but also process some of the vocals as well! Duke's still very much in fine form, though – and his experience with generations of fusion assure that his efforts in this area are still much stronger than most, even on some of the more hook-heavy tunes in the set. There's a bit less lead vocals than before, and titles include "King For A Day", "Broken Glass", "Good Friend", "So Mean To Me", "I Can Make It Better", "African Violet", and "Stand With Your Man". CD
(Out of print original Elektra pressing.)

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✨✧ George DukeReach For It (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic, 1977. Used ... $6.99
A real breakthrough album for George Duke – one of his earliest for the Epic label, and an album that took him from the space funk underground to the top of the jazz charts! The album's got a great sound that mixes together all of Duke's influences – Latin rhythms, electric keyboard funk, and some of the freer jamming styles he picked up in the Bay Area scene – and he's joined here by strong crossover fusion players like Ndugu Chancler, Raul De Souza, and Stanley Clarke, all of whom help him forge a groove that's nice and tight. Includes the hit title track "Reach For It", plus the cuts "The End", "Diamonds", "Watch Out Baby", "Lemme At It", "Just For You", "Omi", and "Searchin My Mind". CD also features the previously unissued "Bring It On Home". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Patty DukeTV's Teen Star ... LP
Unart, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Vernon Duke & Pete RugoloTime Remembered ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Vernon Duke/Ogden Nash & Sammy Cahn/Bette DavisTwo's Company – Bette Davis With The Original Broadway Cast ... LP
RCA (UK), 1952. Sealed ... $9.99
Also features performances by Tina Louise and Nora Kaye! LP, Vinyl record album
(Australian pressing.)

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Duke BooteeBroadway (voc, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Beauty & The Beat, 1986. Very Good+ ... $1.99
With that mid-80s heavy beats and bassline production style similar to Coast-To-Coast, Masterdon Committee, or Emanon. Loosely based on Dyke & the Blazers "Funky Broadway" with a sung chorus. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an original Beauty & The Beat sleeve too.)

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Duke EllingtonAll Star Road Band Vol 2 ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1964. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Personnel include Cat Anderson, Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a click on side 3, tracks 1 and 2, but the rest looks NM-. Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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Duke EllingtonAt The Movies – 1925 to 1929 ... LP
Privateer, Mid/Late 20s. Very Good ... $6.99
Includes music from the soundtracks for "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Check & Double Check", "Bundle Of Blues", and "Symphony In Black". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a Privateer sleeve.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBig Bands – Duke Ellington (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Time Life, 1930s/Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and Time Life inner sleeves. Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige (180 gram 2LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Columbia/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1958. Sealed 2LP ... $48.99
An important larger work from Duke Ellington – a suite of tracks that encompasses a range of styles and emotions in African-American expression! The work features some key guest work from Mahalia Jackson – singing here in a way that's different than other vocalists who worked with Duke in the 50s – much more steeped in a rootsy tradition. Group members include John Sanders, Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Quentin Jackson, and Cat Anderson – and the piece is divided into 6 sections, and includes the famous "Come Sunday" theme throughout most of the second half. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing, on 180 gram vinyl – with bonus tracks!)

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Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $2.99
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
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDon't Get Around Much Anymore/Cotton Tail ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 30s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington 1927 to 1941 (3CD set) ... CD
Giants Of Jazz, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used 3CDs ... $9.99
Tracks include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Washington Wobble", "Mood Indigo", "Cotton Club Stomp", "Don't Get Around Much Any More", "Concerto For Cootie", "Caravan", and "Jack The Bear" – 69 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, booklet has a few small light stains.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(BMG Direct pressing. Inner pages of the booklet have some pencil, cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington The Centennial Edition – The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927 to 1973 (24CD box set) ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 24CD & Book ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing package – decades of work from Duke Ellington, presented here with lots of unreleased tracks as well – the most comprehensive collection of this work that's ever been done! CD
(Out of print. Includes box, individual sleeves, and book, all in nice shape – but book has a few loose pages in the middle, still included.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEn Concert Avec Europe 1 Theatre Des Champs Elysees 29-30 Janvier 1965 ... CD
RTE, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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 & Beige". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonFar East Suite (First Editions Series) ... CD
RCA, 1967. Used ... $6.99
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 7 alternate takes not on the LP! CD

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Duke EllingtonHi Fi Ellington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Very Good- ... $4.99
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 "The Controversial Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a number of marks, but cover is still in nice shape.)

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Duke EllingtonIn Concert At The Pleyel Paris Part 2 ... CD
Magic (UK), 1958. Used ... $2.99
A previously-unissued live set – with work from Ray Nance and Shorty Baker on trumpets, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves on saxes, Quentin Jackson on trombone, and vocals from Ozzie Bailey and Ray Nance. CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Duke EllingtonJazz Profile ... CD
Blue Note, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
Include a few 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

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Duke EllingtonLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Roulette/Blue Note, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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 EllingtonNew Mood Indigo ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Includes "The New Mood Indigo", "Jump For Joy", "Wes Indian Pancake", "Wings & Things", "In The Alley" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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
(Columbia Special Products pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonUnheard & Seldom Heard Ellington Vol 2 ... LP
Blu-Disc, 1930s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonYellow Dog Blues/Tishomingo Blues ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually a Coltrane Quartet album, with Duke sitting in for McCoy Tyner – as that's the lineup on about half of the album, tracks that feature Coltrane, Elvin Jones, and Jimmy Garrison with Ellington on the keys. At another level, it's Trane playing with a Duke-ish trio that has Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums – but either way, it's a surprisingly successful meeting of the minds. Titles include "Big Nick", "The Feeling Of Jazz", "Take The Coltrane", and "My Little Brown Book". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $3.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $8.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s German pressing.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonDay Dreams – The Best Of The Duke Ellington Songbooks ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamaica Duke & The Mento SwingersYellow Bird ... LP
Dynamic Sounds (Jamaica), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Duke JordanFlight To Jordan ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print, 2004 pressing.)

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Duke Jordan/Sadik HakimEast & West Of Jazz ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Sealed ... $9.99
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
(Stereo pressing.)

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Duke PearsonHoney Buns ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
An excellent Duke Pearson album – and (dare we say it?) better than any of his Blue Note LPs! The record features a very tight lineup with Johnny Coles on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Les Spann on flute, James Spaulding on alto, and George Coleman on tenor – all players who are well suited to Pearson's warm funky style on the piano, but who also have a strong modernist sensibility that really comes through on the solos. The album is filled with nice tracks – like "New Girl", "Honeybuns", "Heavy Legs", and the fantastic lyrical groover "Is That So", plus "You Know I Care" and "Our Love". CD
(Out of print, 2012 pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)

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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)... $48.99
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 PearsonPhantom (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... On October 30, 2020
Incredible work from pianist Duke Pearson – a darkly-tinged album of grooves that surpasses all his other gems for Blue Note! The record showcases some great work from Bobby Hutcherson – slid into the mix in a really sly way, so that his jazzy vibes color all the tunes with an edgey feeling that's missing from most of Duke's other albums. The group's slightly largeish – with Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Sam Brown and Al Gafa on guitar, plus added Latin percussion on a number of tracks – but although the larger group format often made for softer edges on other Pearson sessions from the time, the mix here is quite different – at a level that works in complicated rhythms, rich colors and tones, and warm harmonics that have a slightly unsettling undercurrent. The album's worth it alone for the mighty title cut "The Phantom" – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "Bunda Amerela", "Say You're Mine" and "Blues for Alvina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series!)

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Duke RobillardSwing ... LP
Rounder, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Robillard on guitar and vocals, Scott Hamilton on tenor, Chris Flory and Jim Kelly on additional guitar, Mike LeDonne on piano and organ, Phil Flanigan on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Duke Robillard & The Pleasure KingsRockin' Blues ... CD
Rounder, 1983/1985. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Williams & The ExtremesI've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Capricorn, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty collaboration between Stanley Clarke & George Duke – working here in a pairing that refueled both of their careers for the 80s! In previous years, both Clarke and Duke had a penchant for really stretching out in complex, experimental modes – but here, they're playing in a relatively stripped-down and focused way – hitting some of the more soul-inspired sides of fusion at the time, although still without the slick or commercial feel of the rising GRP generation. Guitars figure heavily on a number of tracks, and vocals do too – sometimes in ways that are slightly too sweet and almost cloying. Tracks include "Wild Dog", "Louie Louie", "Sweet Baby", "I Just Want To Love You", "Winners", "Let's Get Started", and "Touch & Go". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Clarke/Duke Project ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ George DukeDream On ... CD
Epic, 1982. Used ... Temporarily 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George DukeDream On ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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 some wear.)

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✨✧ George DukeGuardian Of The Light ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky concept album from George Duke – and one that's filled with some mighty nice grooves! Guardians Of The Light is a full-on "musical fantasy" – with the story line laid out in the liner notes, yet still a bit difficult to follow – but we can't fault him for that when it's done in his masterful R&B-fusion-funk approach! George sings on all cuts, but he also gets some stellar vocal assistance from Jeffrey Osborne, Portia Griffin, and Patti Austin. The record also has some surprisingly sweet mellow moments that bring a deeper level of spacey soul to the out-there concept – those laidback lines that George could always do better than anyone else! Titles include "Born To Love You", "You Are The Light", "Reach Out", "Give Me Your Love", "Stand", "Soon", and "Fly Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine and a CSP sticker on back.)

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✨✧ George DukeJazz Moods – 'Round Midnight ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/1980s/1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Sweet Baby", "Stay Awhile", "Just For You", "Corine", "You (Are The Light)", "Touch & Go", and "Lady". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige – The 1944-1946 Band Recordings (4LP Box Set) ... LP
Bluebird/RCA, Mid 40s. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive selection of songs from the same period as Ellington's album of the same name. With a whole bunch of his classic players, including Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Al Hibbler, Oscar Pettiford, and many more. Tracks include "Work Song", "Come Sundday", "The Blues", "Three Dancers", "I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Didn't Know About You", "Mood To Be Woo'd", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Caravan", "Everything But You", "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "Solitude", "Black Beauty", "Balcony Serenade", "Tell Ya What I'm Gonna Do", "Come To Baby, Do!", "I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So", "Suddenly It Jumped", "A Gathering In A Clearing", "You Don't Love Me No More", "Back Home Again In Indiana", "Just You, Just Me", "Beale Street blues", "Transblucency", "My Honey's Lovin Arms", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", "Midriff", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and original inner sleeves.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlanton Webster Band (4LP Box Set) ... LP
Bluebird, 1940/1941/1942. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has some wear at the corners and a cutout notch.)

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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 original pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Big 4 ... CD
Pablo, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duke's Big 4 here are a quartet of jazz legends – Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson – all working with Duke himself to serve up unique small combo versions of older Ellington full band classics! The mix of piano, guitar, bass, and drums is a bit unusual for Ellington – and Pass especially has this sharply ringing tone that really brings a different flavor to many of the numbers – a kind of stepping, pulsating quality that's even in contrast to his other work from this period. Duke's piano augments the angularity, and titles include "Love You Madly", "Cottontail", "The Blues", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Everything But You", and "Just Squeeze Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Near Mint- ... 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 light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIndigos ... 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
(70s pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIndigos (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces) ... 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
(80s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLive & Rare (3CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great material from Duke's incredible late years! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMainstem (Trip pressing) ... LP
Trip, 1960s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves and Johnny Hodges. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMasters Of Jazz Vol 6 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1962/1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Harold Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens & Cat Anderson on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Harry Carney on baritone sax, clarinet & bass clarinet, Aaron Bell on bass, Russell Procope on clarinet & alto sax, Sam Woodyard on drums, Paul Gonsalves on tenor sax, Jimmy Hamilton on tenor sax & clarinet, Chuck Connors, Lawrence Brown & Leon Cox on trombone & Ray Nance on trumpet & violin. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMood Indigo/Wall Street Wail ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1929/1930. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
Also available Duke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonGreat Reunion ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong on piano – a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & pink label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonGreat Summit – The Master Takes ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong on piano – a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! CD

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

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✨✧ George DukeRendezvous ... CD
Epic, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
An underappreciated soul set from George Duke for Epic – his Rendezvous from '84 – an engagement worth keeping! Given the mid 80s release date, you might be expecting a whole lot of programming and drum machine action – there's a bit of it, but this is a really lively set with some great musicianship across the board – and the songs are pretty strong, too. Duke produced, sings and handles an array of instrumentation from keys to synths and programming, with Stanley Clarke, Paulinho Da Costa, Ernie Watts, Oscar Castro Neves and other great players in the mix. Titles include "Got To Get Back To Love", "Take It On", "She Can Wait Forever", "Stay Awhile", "Thinking Of You" (with some nice extended string arrangements), "Secret Rendezvous", and "Ipanema Lady" CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke BooteeBust Me Out ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
More electro than hip hop – especially when you listen to raps like "Same Day Service", which has Duke essentially reading a "same day service" sign at a photo lab over and over! Still, the production is pretty tasty – and many tracks feature additional help from Doug Wimbush and Keith LeBlanc, who give the record a good New York downtown electro feel. Lots of keyboards, riffing bass, guitar washes, and that electric Celluloid funk sound – and if you can get past the raps (which aren't on every track), the album's got some nice moments! Titles include "Bust Me Out", "Who Dat", "Zip Me Up", "Live Wire", "You Without Me", and "Kalimba Song". Hilarious mid-80s cover design, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonComplete 1932 to 1940 Brunswick, Columbia, & Master Recordings Of Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (11 CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1930s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Formative work from Duke Ellington – an insane amount of crucial recordings from the 30s, package together here with copious notes, session information, personnel, and wonderful sound! The music shows Ellington really coming into his own – working with his Famous Orchestra of the time, and creating initial recordings of tunes that would go onto transform a generation – finding a great way to mix together the modern inflections of the whole ensemble, with important solo voices of players like Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Cootie Williams on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, and Harry Carney on alto and baritone sax! The package brings together seminal 78rpm sides for labels that include Brunswick, Columbia, and Master – and although there are some alternate takes in the set, there's also a stunning amount of different songs recorded during these years – laid out in the package on 11 CDs features a total of 252 tracks in all. As usual, the presentation is superb – and a great reminder that these Mosaic boxes are even more essential for material from the 78rpm era than they are for the LP jazz of later years! CD
(Numbered limited edition – out of print! Includes original box, book & CDs – all in great shape!)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... 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
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... 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
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series – a beautiful pressing, with heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Duke JordanMurray Hill Caper – Duke Jordan Trio & Quartet Featuring Cecil Payne ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost moment in the career of Duke Jordan – a UK album that features some great quartet material with Cecil Payne on baritone sax, alongside David Williams on bass and Al Foster on drums! The remaining third of the album features a different trio – with Lloyd Buchanan on bass and Brian Brake on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ George DukeBrazilian Love Affair ... CD
Epic, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington At Fargo Live – 1940 (Complete) (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1940. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSaturday Night Function/Beggar's Blues/The Creeper/Immigration Blues (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Hot Jazz Club Of America, Late 20s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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BartokComplete Stage Works – Duke Bluebeard's Castle/Wooden Prince/Miraculous Mandarin – Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra/BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Philips, 1960s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Ran BlakeDuke Dreams – The Legacy Of Strayhorn/Ellington ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The music of Duke Ellington – but handled in an amazing way – thanks to the sublime solo piano talents of Ran Blake! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby BlandTurn On Your Love Light – Duke Recordings Vol 2 ... CD
MCA, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
... CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Joe CastroPassion Flower – For Doris Duke (6CD set) ... CD
Sunnyside, New Copy 6CD ... About November 20, 2020
... CD

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GenesisDuke (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Virgin (Japan), 1980. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi. SHMCD pressing.)

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

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Michel PetruccianiPromenade With Duke ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $4.99
Michel Petrucciani on solo piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Andre PrevinAndre Previn Plays Songs By Vernon Duke ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful solo piano recording from Andre Previn. Tracks include "Cabin In The Sky", "Autumn In New York", "Taking A Chance On Love", "What Is There To Say?", and "April In Paris". CD
(Out of print.)

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Shirley ScottScottie Plays The Duke ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Shirley Scott plays both the organ and piano with George Duviver on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums for these eight Duke Ellington tracks. The selections include "Caravan", "Just Squeeze In", "C Jam Blues", "Prelude To A Kiss", "In A Sentimental Mood", "In A Mellow Tone", "I've Got It Bad", and "Just A-Sittin & A-Rockin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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James SpauldingJames Spaulding Plays The Legacy Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great great session from reedman James Spaulding – and way more than you'd guess from the title! Sure, the tunes are all Ellington numbers – but they're swung by James and a very hip group, in ways that are more open and soulful than most readings of the tunes – given a slight 70s spiritual undercurrent, as you might expect from the cover! Spaulding plays tenor flute, bass flute, piccolo, soprano, and tenor – the last two of which especially beautifully – and the group also features Cedar Walton on piano, Steve Nelson on vibes, Sam Jones on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and Mtume on percussion! With a lineup like that, it's hard to miss – and the use of vibes is especially nice, and really helps shade in the tunes with some unique colors. Titles include "Lucky So & So", "I Love You Madly", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Come Sunday", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Rex Stewart/Illinois JacquetRex Stewart Plays Duke Ellington/Illinoius Jacquet & His All Stars Play Uptown Jazz ... LP
Grand Award, 1955. Very Good ... $7.99
Notable sidemen include Leo Parker, Bill Doggett, Charles Mingus, Hank Jones and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover is heavily stained and delaminated at the bottom 3 inches.)

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Tom TalbertDuke's Domain – Interpretations Of Ellington & Strayhorn ... CD
Sea Breeze, 1993. Used ... $6.99
With Don Shelton & Lee Callet on alto sax, clarinet & flute, Gary Foster on alto sax & flute, Bob Carr & Jennifer Hall on baritone sax, John Leitham on bass, John Leys on bass trombone & tuba, Jack Sperling & Roy McCurdy on drums, Tom Talbert & Tom Ranier on piano, Bob Hardaway on tenor sax, Bob Efford on tenor sax & clarinet, Alex Iles & Andy Martin on trombone, Frank Szabo & Wayne Bergeron on trumpet, Bob Summers & Steve Huffsteter on trumpet & flugelhorn. CD
(Out of print.)

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Clark TerryDuke With A Difference ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Hmmm . . . Don't know what the "difference" is here, given that the set was one of a number of Duke-inspired sessions of the late 50s, but given that Terry was a big force in the best ones, and that he's working here with some of Duke's best players, we'll give the set a thumbs up! The album features Terry in lead on trumpet, plus alto by Johnny Hodges, tenor by Paul Gonsalves, piano by Billy Strayhorn, vibes by Tyree Glenn, and trombone by Quentin Jackson – and arrangements are by either Mercer Ellington or Terry. Marian Bruce sings lead vocals on "In A Sentimental Mood", and the other, instrumental, tunes include "Cottontail", "Just Squeeze Me", "Mood Indigo", and "Come Sunday". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanDuke Ellington Song Book Two ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mal WaldronSing Or Play The Music Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Music Minus One, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Mal's rare sessions for the Music Minus One label – performed by his trio with Addison Farmer on bass and Ed Shaughnessy on drums, and ostensibly designed to accompany a solo singer or instrumentalist – but equally nice on its own. The feel is a bit open, and titles include "Caravan", "I Got It Bad", "Jump For Joy", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing sheet music. Vinyl plays with a few clicks.)

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

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

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World Saxophone QuartetPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
Nonesuch, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of their best ones, and a tight set of Ellington tracks that works perfectly with their multi-horn style. Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Bamiet Bluiett, and David Murray split up the arrangements, and the tracks include "Lush Life", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", and 2 different versions of "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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VariousBest Of Duke-Peacock Blues ... CD
MCA, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
Includes 18 tracks by Big Mama Thornton, Earl Forest, Roscoe Gordon, Sonny Parker, Memphis Slim, Little Richard, Larry Davis, Otis Rush, Bobby Bland, and Clarence Gatemouth Brown. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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