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Ivie Anderson with Duke EllingtonIvie Anderson with Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra ... CD
Jazz Archives (France), 1930s. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington At The Blue Note, Chicago ... CD
Vogue (France), 1958. Used ... $8.99
Duke Ellington on piano, Russell Procope on alto saxophone and clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto saxophone, Harry Carney on baritone saxophone and clarinet, Jimmy Woode on bass, Jimmy Hamilton on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Sam Woodyard on drums, Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone, Britt Woodman, John Sanders, and Quentin Jackson on trombone, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, and Harold Baker on trumpet, and Ray Nance on trumpet and violin. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On November 19, 2021
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 EllingtonDuke Ellington's Finest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
16 songs from the Ellington Orchestra as well as small group recordings with John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins & Johnny Hodges. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonGal From Joe's/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Columbia) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Duke EllingtonHappy Reunion ... CD
Signature, 1957/1958. Used ... $6.99
Obscure 50s material recorded in Chicago – with Clark Terry on trumpet and Johnny Hodges on alto! CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonI Don't Know What Kind Of Blues I Got/Are You Sticking? ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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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
(Promotional stamp on CD.)

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Duke EllingtonLegendary Duke Ellington (4LP box set) ... LP
Everest, Early 50s. Near Mint- 4LP ... $14.99
Features Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Billy Strayhorn, Rex Stewart, Sonn Greer, Barney Bigard, and Cootie Williams LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMellow ... CD
Camden (UK), Used ... $3.99
Includes the tracks "Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me", "Mood Indigo", "Chelsea Bridge", "Morning Glory", "Sophisticated Lady", "Blue Serge", "Black And Tan Fantasy", "Perdido", "Take The 'A' Train", "In A Mellow Tone", "Moon Mist", "Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)", "Solitude" "Creole Love Call", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Midriff", "Across The Track Blues", "Sentimental Lady", "Esquire Swank", "In A Sentimental Mood", and " Dusk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonMood Indigo ... LP
RCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonMoon Mist/C Jam Blues ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1942. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Duke EllingtonMy People (Flying Dutchman) ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A great high concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an all-star cast that includes Jimmy Jones both at the piano and conductor's stand; Joya Sherrill on vocals with the Irving Bunton Singers, Jimmy Grissom, Jimmy McPhail, and Lil Greenwood; Billy Strayhorn on celeste, Juan Amalbert on conga, and other familiar Ellingtonians in the larger group! The tunes have a mix of gospel and folk roots, turned towards more modern Ellington compositional modes – and almost all numbers feature vocals, including one with narration by Ellington himself. Titles include "Will You Be There", "Come Sunday", "David Danced", "Montage", "My Mother My Father", "My People", "The Blues Ain't", and "What Color Is Virtue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Flying Dutchman pressing, in a nice glossy gatefold cover!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonNew Orleans Suite ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Titles include "Portrait Of Mahalia Jackson", "Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies", "Second Line", "Portrait Of Wellman Bruad", and "Thanks For The Beautiful Land On The Delta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s EU That's Jazz series pressing the foil cover, with light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonPerdido/Raincheck ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1942. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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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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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla & Duke At The Cote D'Azur ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A superstar performance from the Antibes jazz festival at Cote D'Azur – one that features Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington sharing the stage, in a concert that was also recorded for a film! Most numbers here feature the full Ellington orchestra backing Ella up – but a few other numbers feature just backings from a trio with Jimmy Jones on piano and Grady Tate on drums. Duke and Ella trade the spotlight nicely – and Fitzgerald only sings on about half of the set, numbers that include "Mack The Knife", "The More I See You", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Jazz Samba", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Going Out Of My Head". Ellington's heard on other instrumental performances – some of which are a bit more upbeat and unbridled than usual – almost in a Basie mode. These tunes include "Trombonio Bustosolssimo", "Diminuendo In Blue & Blow By Blow", "The Old Circus Train Turn Around Blues", and "The Matador". CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (3CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used 3 CDs ... $18.99
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Here she's backed by two different Ellington groups–-one a big band, the other a small group, whose members included Stuff Smith, Barney Kessel, and Ben Webster. Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band, and "Satin Doll", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Cottontail", and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me", backed by the small group. Sublime! CD
(Out of print, jewel case edition.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook (3 CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
Ella performs songs written by or associated with Duke–and what could be better? Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band. CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition. Slipcover has some wear.)

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Frank Sinatra & Duke EllingtonFrancis A & Edward K ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonGreat Summit – The Master Takes ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... Temporarily 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
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington(Otto Make That) Riff Staccato/Everything But You ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1945. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – January 1943 ... CD
Prestige, 1943. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded in January of 1943 – with Ellington on piano, Ray Nance on trumpet and violin, Rex Stewart and Harold Baker on trumpets, Juan Tizol and Lawrence Brown on trombones, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Ben Webster on tenor. CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 1928 ... CD
Classics (France), 1928. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Johnny Hodges, Tricky Sam, Lonnie Johnson, Bubber Miley, Barney Bigard, Arthur Whetsol, Wellman Braud, and Baby Cox. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 1939 Vol 2 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Jimmy Blanton, Barney Bigard, Billy Strayhorn, Tricky Sam, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Ivie Anderson, and Rex Stewart. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDaybreak Express/Dear Old Southland ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – Highlights From The The Centennial Edition (3CD set) ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 3CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
3CDs, 53 tracks, and some great work from the massive Centennial CD box set! CD
(Promotional release – please note this version does not include a booklet.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington's Greatest Hits ... LP
Columbia/Legacy, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Satin Doll", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Take The A Train", "C Jam Blues", "Mood Indigo", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Perdido", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Men – The Small Groups Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of small group recordings with Duke Ellington's sidemen – tracks recorded by groups led by Rex Stewart on cornet, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Cootie Williams on trumpet, and Johnny Hodges on alto. CD
(Out of print. Back of booklet has a few small notes in pencil.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Men – The Small Groups Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Work by Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams and His Rug Cutters, and Rex Stewart and His 52nd Street Stompers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonExplosion Of Genius – 1938 to 1940 (6 LP Box) ... LP
Smithsonian, Late 30s. Near Mint- 6LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of late 30s Duke! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original book. Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonHayfoot Strawfoot/Sherman Shuffle ... 78 RPM
RCA/Victor, Early 40s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonHi Fi Ellington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(70s Collectors Series pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonHistorically Speaking ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, but no splits.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonI Didn't Know About You/I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues ... 78 RPM
RCA, 1944. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonJust A-Settin' & A-Rockin'/Moon Over Cuba ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLive At The Whitney ... CD
Impulse, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Crucial late work from Duke – as modern as The Whitney itself! The material was recorded live in performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972 – with Duke on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Rufus Jones on drums – and it's got that angular, spare, fragile approach of some of Duke's rare later classics, especially the Money Jungle album. Tracks are a mixture of older themes from Ellington's career – done sparely and shortly – and titles include "Lotus Blossom", "Mood Indigo", "Kixx", "Dancers In Love", "Amour Amour", "Soda Fountain Rag", and "Meditation". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear & a mark through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMasterpieces 1926 to 1949 ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Box is solid but has a bumped corner and minor edgewear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonReprise Studio Recordings (5CD set) ... CD
Reprise/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes material from the albums Afro-Bossa, Symphonic Ellington, Ellington 65, Mary Poppins, Ellington 66, Will The Big Bands Ever Come Back, Concert In The Virgin Islands, Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits, Recollections Of The Big Band Era, and Duke Ellington's Violin Session. CD
(Please note that this set does not include the outer box or book, just the CDs in individual jewel cases.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & His OrchestraMasterpieces By Ellington (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1950. Used ... 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". Includes 3 bonus tracks – shorter numbers, but great ones – "Vagabonds", "Smada", and "Rock Skippin At The Blue Note". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBack To Back ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duke Ellington makes a rare Verve appearance on this classic album – and works strongly in the mode of earlier sides recorded for the label by Johnny Hodges! There's a relaxed, small group feel going on here – one that's a bit different than some of the tighter Ellington work on Columbia during the 50s, and which almost paves the way for some of the more intimate piano sides that Duke would record during the 60s. In a way, Hodges is almost at the lead – given how comfortable he is here in a Verve setting – and other players include Harry Edison on trumpet, Les Spann on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The real charm, as always, is Hodges' solos, lean, mean, raspy, and soulful – and titles include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Basin Street Blues". Cover has a cutout hole, minimal wear, light aging, and a very thin stain along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington feat Al Hibbler & Joya SherrillDon't You Know I Care/I'm Beginning To See The Light ... 78 RPM
RCA, 1944. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla & Duke At The Cote D'Azur ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Deep groove mono pressing. Cover has a note in marker.)
Also available Ella & Duke At The Cote D'Azur ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFar East Suite – Special Mix (Bluebird) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1966. Used ... 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, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMood Ellington (4 x 78 rpm) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1949. Near Mint- 4 x 78 rpm ... Out Of Stock
Personnel include Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Charlie Baker on trumpet, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Tyree Glenn on trombone. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonPiano In The Foreground (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the Duke's greatest jazz recordings – and an album that features some incredible solo work on piano – at a level with other modernist small group sessions in the Ellington catalog, like Money Jungle or Live at the Whitney! As the title says, Duke's piano is very much in the foreground – working in spare trio format that includes Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums, both plucked from the larger orchestra, and given some great space to work on the set! Duke's the real star, though, and he sparkles tremendously on tunes that include "Summertime", "A Hundred Dreams Ago", "So", "Springtime In Africa", "Blues For Jerry", and "Fontainebleau Forest". CD also features the bonus tracks "Lotus Blossom", "All The Things You Are" (in 2 versions), and 4 different "Piano Improvisations"! CD
(Out of print, 2004 remastered edition. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSoul Call ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". Plus, the CD features 8 additional bonus tracks – all recorded at the time – titles that include "Main Stem", "Madness In Great Ones", "Such Sweet Thunder", "Caravan", "The Opener", and "Wings & Things". CD
(Out of print Verve Mater edition with a cutout mark through the digipack barcode.)

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

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Diahann CarrollWith The Duke Ellington Orchestra – A Tribute To Ethel Waters ... LP
Orinda, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Serial number 0659 J. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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

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European Broadcasting Union Jazz Orchestra100 Years Of Duke Ellington ... CD
Justin Time, 1999. Used ... $3.99
Directed by Andrew Homzy. CD
(Out of print. Still sealed with a small cutout hole through the case.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1955. Used ... $4.99
Thelonious Monk plays the music of Duke Ellington – but as you can imagine, the sound here is quite different than usual! At a time when Ellington was working mostly in large group format for the mainstream, Monk's presentation of his standards in trio format is a wonderful way to unlock their nascent modernism – the angular tones, lines, and complex ideas that were still present in the orchestra readings of the tunes, but which would show up even more strongly in Duke's smaller group dates of the 60s. Many numbers bear the familiar Monk imprint – complicated lines on the keys and sharp changes that really reignite the numbers – and rhythm here is from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Mood Indigo", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", and "Caravan". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk/Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington ... CD
Jazztwin (Spain), 1956. Used ... $7.99
The session's billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and angular group arrangements going on here – and instead, the album's almost a rewriting of 40 years of popular compositions, all taken into the modern world of Monk's piano. The group's a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include nicely reworked versions of "Just You Just Me", "Memories Of You", "Liza", "Darn That Dream", and "Tea For Two". Thelonious Monk plays the music of Duke Ellington – but as you can imagine, the sound here is quite different than usual! At a time when Ellington was working mostly in large group format for the mainstream, Monk's presentation of his standards in trio format is a wonderful way to unlock their nascent modernism – the angular tones, lines, and complex ideas that were still present in the orchestra readings of the tunes, but which would show up even more strongly in Duke's smaller group dates of the 60s. Many numbers bear the familiar Monk imprint – complicated lines on the keys and sharp changes that really reignite the numbers – and rhythm here is from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Mood Indigo", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", and "Caravan". 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- ... $6.99
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 cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Billy ByersImpressions Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Ernie Royal, Doctor Christian, Clark Terry, and Joe Newman on trumpets; Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Wayne Andre, and Tony Studd on trombones; Jimmy Buffington, Ray Alonge, Don Corrado, and Bob Northern on french horns; Harvey Phillips on tuba, Jerry Dodgion on reeds, Eric dixon on tenor, flute, and clarinet, Sol Schlinger on baritone and bass clarinet, Osie Johnson on drums, Patti Brown on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Eddie Costa on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the Perfect Presence Sound inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Don ByronBug Music – Music Of The Raymond Scott Quintette, John Kirby & His Orchestra, & The Duke Ellington Orchestra ... CD
Nonesuch, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features a long list of collaborators including Steve Wilson on alto, Uri Craine on piano, David Gilmore on guitar, and Pheeroan akLaff, Billy Hart, and Joey Baron taking turns on drums. CD
(Out of print, and includes slipcover. There is a small cutout through case and slipcover.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeDuke Ellington & Count Basie Songbooks (aka I Dig The Duke – I Dig The Count) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Mel Torme's years at Verve – an album dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, set to some very upbeat, jazzy backings from Johnny Mandel! The album's quite swinging at points – and given the choice of material, Mel really breaks from the familiar – stretching out nicely to reach the spirit of the famous leaders, but always with that tremendous sense of tone! Titles include "Down For Double", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "I Like The Sunrise", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Oh What A Night For Love", and "In The Evening". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Mulgrew Miller & Nils Henning Orsted PedersenDuke Ellington – The Duo ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Rodney WhitakerAll Too Soon – The Music Of Duke Ellington ... CD
Origin, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Mal WaldronSing Or Play The Music Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Music Minus One, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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Ran BlakeComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Improvisations/Duke Dreams/Suffield Gothic/Short Life/Epistrophy/Umarked) (7CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 7CD ... $32.99 41.98
Pianist Ran Blake first came into prominence in the 60s – as one of the most striking, most inventive modern players of his generation – but unfortunately, his time on record wasn't always as great as his talents – until the Black Saint/Soul Note label corrected that with this great run of records from the 80s and 90s! This box brings together all of Blake's work for the label – a total of seven albums, each presented here in their original album cover art, as tiny record sleeves in a larger box that includes the albums Improvisations, Duke Dreams, Suffield Gothic, Shoft Life Of Barbara Monk, Epistrophy, Umarked Van, and Indian Winter. Duke Dreams and Epistrophy are solo albums – with Blake extrapolating on ideas from Ellington and Monk, respectively. Improvisations features beautiful spontaneous creations with pianist Jaki Byard – and Suffield Gothic is another striking duet album, with especially creative work from tenorist Houston Person. Short Life Of Barbara Monk features a quartet with Ricky Ford on tenor – and the set's completed by two more duet albums – Unmarked Van with Tiziano Tononi, and Indian Winter with David Knife Fabris. CD

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Masaru ImadaOne For Duke ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The album's dedicated to Duke Ellington, and it features Duke Ellington tunes – but overall the set is a very personal moment from pianist Masaru Imada – maybe one of his strongest dates of the 70s! The music opens up with that beautifully creative Japanese piano trio approach of the 70s – lots of new ideas and new styles brimming forth throughout, but always in a way that's respectful of tradition while pushing things forward – swinging back to familiar modes one minute, then soaring forth with a personal spirit the next. Masaru's trio-mates here are a great match – the excellent Isoo Fukui on bass and Tetsujiro Obara on drums – on titles that include "Stevie", "Satin Doll", and "Sophisticated Lady" – plus the Imada originals "Blue Rain" and "One For Duke". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Joya SherrillJoya Sherrill Sings Duke ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $8.99
One of the best recordings we've heard from Joya Sherrill – a set that has her taking on the music of Duke Ellington, but handling things with a cool sort of 60s feel! The arrangements are nice and lean – handled by Mercer Ellington, and featuring players who include Cootie Williams on trumpet, Ray Nance on cornet, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – all working with Joya in formations that are much more small combo than the usual Ellington mode. Sherrill's vocals sparkle nicely in the setting – with a sense of poise and class that updates the older themes nicely. Titles include "Day Dreams", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Kissing Bug", "Mood Indigo", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Sophisticated Lady", "Duke's Place", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ McCoy TynerMcCoy Tyner Plays Ellington ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
McCoy plays Duke, with surprisingly great results – thanks to an expanded trio format that features lots of additional percussion! McCoy's on piano, working alongside Coltrane bandmates Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – but the real charm of the record comes from Willie Rodriguez and Johnny Pacheco, who add in extra percussion to most numbers, and really complicate the rhythms nicely! The tracks are way more than simple Ellington tribute numbers, and the fresher rhythms really liven things up tremendously – giving the record a soulful swing that we wouldn't expect from either Tyner or Duke! Titles include "Mr Gentle & Mr Cool", "Gypsy Without A Song", "Duke's Place", "Caravan", and "Searchin". CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoAncient To The Future ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1987. Used ... $22.99
The Art Esemble of Chicago pay tribute to a surprising range of influences – from Duke Ellington to Otis Redding to Fela Kuti and Jimi Hendrix – but all in a set that's still filled with plenty of their trademark creative improvisation, too! In a way, the record's a great illustration of the changes that had come to the AACM over the course of two decades – still bold enough to break down new territory in jazz, but also feeling confident enough to claim a key role in, and link to, a larger history of African-American expression – one that's handled quite deftly here by the group! Lee Bowie joins the group a bit on synth, a relatively small addition to the core sounds from Lester Bowie on trumpet, Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Malachi Favors on bass, and Don Moye on percussion. Titles include a firey reading of Fela's "Zombie", which is great, plus covers of "No Woman No Cry", "Purple Haze", "These Arms Of Mine", and "Creole Love Call" – and the group's own "Ancient To The Future" suite. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mats GustafssonTorturing The Saxophone ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 14.99
Mats Gustafsson tortures the saxophone – but tortures it beautifully, too – in this wonderful set of solo tracks that mix tenor and live electronics, baritone and music box, and some solo baritone moments too! The title's a reference to a hilarious letter sent to Mats by Robert Crumb – who also did the lettering on the front – reproduced inside, in which Crumb says that he just really doesn't get this kind of music, or understand why anyone would want to listen to it too! Yet there's a beauty and fragility to the record that honestly make it one of Gustafsson's most compelling albums ever – especially the leadoff mix of tenor and electronics, laid out over five famous Duke Ellington numbers – all completely transformed by the process. Ellington titles include "Come Sunday", "In A Sentimental Mood", "I Never Felt This Way Before", and "Blue Goose" – and the set also features versions of the Ayler classics "Angels/Spirits" and "Ghosts" – and a 22 minute take on Lars Gullin's "Danny's Dream". CD

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Johnny Hodges/Benny Carter/Willie SmithGreat Moments In Jazz Vol 2 – Alto Masters ... LP
Swing Treasury, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Includes early work by Hodges with Shorty Baker, Lawrence Brown, John Coltrane, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra; Smith recordings with the orchestras of Jimmie Lunceford, Duke Ellington, and Harry James, and Carter recordings with his orchestra and a smaller group with Chuck Peterson, Vic Dickenson, Charlie Barnett, Dodo Marmarosa, Red Callendar, and Jackie Mills. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is in great shape, but cover has light wear, a split spine, and a sticker spot on front.)

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✨✧ Pat MartinoFormidable ... CD
High Note, 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic work from guitarist Pat Martino – a player who never seems to have lost his groove, and who might well be sounding even better in the past decade than a few years before! This album's got Pat in core trio formation – working with the organ of Pat Bianchi, whose sound stretches out with that lean, soulful vibe that marked some of Martino's most appearances on record back in the 60s – his initial soul jazz work for Prestige Records, in which Martino's tight control of a single-line groove was almost as strong as Grant Green in a similar organ jazz mode. Over the years, Pat's only got more creative with his sound, and more open with his solos – as you'll hear here, with a group that includes Carmen Intorre on drums – and guest work from Adam Niewood on tenor and Alex Norris on trumpet on many of the album's tracks. Titles include "El Nino", "Hipsippy Blues", "Nightwings", "On The Stairs", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Homage", and "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus At Bremen – 1964 & 1975 (4CD set) ... CD
Sunnyside, 1964/1975. New Copy 4CD ... $31.99 35.98
Two different concert recordings from the great Charles Mingus – recorded with the space of more than a decade between them, and showing the continual evolution of his genius! The first 2CDs bring together a sublime recording by German Radio in Bremen from 1964 – work that's from that important European tour that included the soon-to-be late Eric Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – as part of a fiery sextet that also includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, and Jaki Byard on piano. All players are fantastic – getting that push with Mingus that could often make soloists even more dynamic with the leader at the helm than on their own recordings – as you'll hear on the extended concert readings of "Hope So Eric", "Fables Of Faubus", "Parkeriania", and "Meditations On Integration" – plus a shorter solo by Byard. Mingus is at the helm of a different, but equally great group on the 1975 concert – with Jack Walrath on trumpet, George Adams on tenor, Don Pullen on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums (as on just about every Mingus recording!) The politics of the 64 performance are still in place, with a slight shift – and they're mixed with some of the late Mingus' love of Duke Ellington, who gets a tribute here in a few spots, but with some great touches by Charles. Most tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Remember Rockefeller At Attica", "Devil Blues", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", "Black Bat & Poles", "For Harry Carney", "Sue's Changes", and "Free Cell Block F Tis Nazi USA". CD

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Charles MingusMingus At Carnegie Hall (180 gram 3LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. New Copy ... On July 16, 2021
Charles Mingus at Carnegie Hall – but playing here with relaxed and intimate feel that's not what you might expect from the staid setting! The album features 2 long tracks – both done in more of a jam session mode than any other Charles Mingus recordings we can think of. Both numbers are Ellington classics – "C Jam Blues" and "Perdido" – showcasing Mingus' late fascination with the Duke, but in a way that still preserves all of the modern inventions of his own earlier work. As on much of the best Mingus albums from the time, there's a real focus on the strengths of the soloists here – players who include Roland Kirk on tenor and stritch, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Handy on alto and tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, and Don Pullen on piano – all of whom really play with some sharp edges and bold notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusMingus At Carnegie Hall (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99 On June 11, 2021
Charles Mingus at Carnegie Hall – but playing here with relaxed and intimate feel that's not what you might expect from the staid setting! The album features 2 long tracks – both done in more of a jam session mode than any other Charles Mingus recordings we can think of. Both numbers are Ellington classics – "C Jam Blues" and "Perdido" – showcasing Mingus' late fascination with the Duke, but in a way that still preserves all of the modern inventions of his own earlier work. As on much of the best Mingus albums from the time, there's a real focus on the strengths of the soloists here – players who include Roland Kirk on tenor and stritch, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Handy on alto and tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, and Don Pullen on piano – all of whom really play with some sharp edges and bold notes! CD
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Nate MorganRetribution, Reparation ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great soul jazz from the LA underground! Pianist Nate Morgan plays in the tradition of McCoy Tyner and Stanley Cowell, with a swirling spiritual feel that's deeply rooted in a Love Supreme tradition. On this LP, he leads a quintet with Jesse Sharps on reeds and Danny Cortez on trumpet – and the record's filled with spiralling modal grooves that glisten with the best of the 70s soul jazz underground. The set's a great batch of original compositions by Morgan, including "UGMAAGER", "Impulse", and "Mass Madness" – and also includes versions of Herbie Hancock's "One Finger Snap" and Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday". CD

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VariousCool & Carefree ... LP
Columbia, 1940s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An exclusive compilation for the Carrier Air Conditioning Company, features selections by The Dorsey Brothers, Frankie Carle, Jo Stafford, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Dukes Of Dixieland, Rosemary Clooney, Duke Ellington, Eddie Duchin, and Walter Huston. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Columbia Special Products pressing.)

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VariousCotton Club Stars ... CD
Milan, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $6.99
Includes music by the Three Peppers, Duke Ellington, the Missourians, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Jimmy Johnson, Lucky Millinder, Maxine Sullivan, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Harold Arlen – 23 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMusic Inspired By Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending & The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion ... CD
Soundtrack Factory, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $7.99
Music from Bing Crosby, Edmond Hall's Swingtet, Dick Powell, Bobby Hackett And His Orchestra, Nat King Cole, George Shearing Trio, The Zoot Sims Quintet, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Harry James, Earl Hines, Dick Haymes, and Benny Goodman And His Orchestra. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGentle Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mellow set of ballads, taken mostly from Trane's first few years at Impulse – in various formations that have him working with his classic quartet, plus guests like Johnny Hartman, Eric Dolphy, or Duke Ellington. Titles include "Soul Eyes", "What's New", "Dear Lord", "Lush Life", "Wise One", "My Little Brown Book", and "After The Rain". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsReevaluations – The Impluse Years ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice overview of Hawkins' 60s work for Impulse, accompanied by Duke Ellington, Ray Nance, Eddie Locke, Barry Harris, Major Holley, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, small seam splits, and a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusChanges Two ... CD
Atlantic, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little 70s session from Mingus – the second part of the Changes set, some of his best work from the time, and recorded with a small group that includes George Adams, Don Pullen, and Jack Walrath. Tracks are long, with that late love of Ellington that Mingus was developing – and titles include "Free Cell Block F, Tis Nazi USA", "Black Bats & Poles", "For Harry Carney", and "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", which features a guest appearance by Marcus Belgrave. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlack, Brown, & Beautiful ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Oliver Nelson's hippest albums – a bold statement of righteous energy, and a fantastic summation of all the genius he'd created during the 60s as an arranger for other people's records! The record is almost at a Duke Ellington level – a complex yet soulful suite of tracks for the post-60s years – complete with some sound effects of rioting and urban strife at the beginning, and a mix of modern, modal, and compositional styles that bursts out with pride and power that we wouldn't have heard in Nelson's music a decade before! The soloists are great – and the album features wonderful read work from John Klemmer, Frank Strozier, and Nelson himself – on great original titles that include "Self Help Is Needed", "I Hope In Time A Change Will Come", "Requiem Afterthoughts", "Lamb Of God", and "Martin Was A Man A Real Man". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen – A Tribute To A Great Jazzman ... LP
Jazz Archives, Mid 40s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of Webster's work as a sideman from 1936 to 1945, featuring performances in groups led by Teddy Wilson, Duke Ellington, Mezz Mezzrow, John Kirby, and Woody Herman. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Various14 Blue Roads To St Louis ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
14 versions of "St Louis Blues" by performers including Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Eartha Kitt, Perez Prado, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Waller, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Charles Mingus at Carnegie Hall – but playing here with relaxed and intimate feel that's not what you might expect from the staid setting! The album features 2 long tracks – both done in more of a jam session mode than any other Charles Mingus recordings we can think of. Both numbers are Ellington classics – "C Jam Blues" and "Perdido" – showcasing Mingus' late fascination with the Duke, but in a way that still preserves all of the modern inventions of his own earlier work. As on much of the best Mingus albums from the time, there's a real focus on the strengths of the soloists here – players who include Roland Kirk on tenor and stritch, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Handy on alto and tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, and Don Pullen on piano – all of whom really play with some sharp edges and bold notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Steely DanPretzel Logic ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Magical music from the team of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker – one of those records that seems to state its existence in simple, straightforward terms – but which is also filled with undeniably complex moments! There's a definite echo of older jazz here – heard famously in the Horace Silver riff stolen for "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", or the Duke Ellington cover of "East St Louis Toodle-oo" – as well as in the group's own "Parker's Band" – one of the strangest songs you'll ever hear about Bird! Yet there's also a lot more going on too – complicated changes and timings, oblique lyrics, and a warmly produced sound that really sparkles on tracks like "Any Major Dude Will Tell You", "Monkey In Your Soul", "With A Gun", "Pretzel Logic", "Night By Night", and "Charlie Freak". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie HigginsEddie Higgins In Chicago ... CD
Solo Art/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked 70s work from pianist Eddie Higgins – a longtime Chicago jazz legend, but actually recording here at a studio up in Lake Geneva! Still, the set's got all the subtle magic that Eddie was bringing to Windy City clubs back in the day – piano lines that were a lot more complex than his earlier work on bigger labels, almost effortless at most time as they tipple off his fingers with gentle care – mellow, but able to evoke generations of jazz in a single tune, while also covering a fair bit of the keyboard too. Tracks include "Greensleeves", "Valsa De Porto Das Caixas", "Air For G String", "Duke Ellington Medley", "Lela", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". CD

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✨✧ Territory Band (Ken Vandermark)Territory Band 5 – New Horse For The White House (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The greatest album to date from Ken Vandermark's Territory Band – and a record that firmly places the group in a lineage of experimental jazz orchestrations that runs from Duke Ellington through Charles Mingus and the later work of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! There's a strength here that goes beyond any of the group's earlier efforts – and although some numbers continue their freely improvised moments, others fall into a straighter, even more focused sound – one that's got the boldness of Mingus at its best, with lots of powerful passages that give way to even more personal solo moments. Players include Ken Vandermark, Fredrik Ljungkvist, and Dave Rempis on reeds; Axel Dorner on trumpet, Johannes Bauer on trombone, Paul Lytton and Paal Nilssen-Love on percussion, Jim Baker on piano, Kent Kessler on bass, and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello. 3CD set features 2 studio discs and 1 live radio performance – with titles that include "Fall With A Vengeance", "Untitled Fiction", "Corrosion", "Cards", and live performances of all numbers on disc 3. CD

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✨✧ VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – and instead, these are tracks that show the very deep penetration of sounds from Havana – at a level that has the rhythms emerging in soul, hardbop, R&B, and even more standard blues material! The CD divides the music up into three different CDs, each with a different theme – one that looks at rumba in jazz music, another the influence of the mambo, and the third the range of slower Cuban rhythms well into the 60s. Titles include "Dem Tambourines" by Don Wilkerson, "Cuba Doll" by Lloyd Glenn, "Summertime" by Red Saunders, "Soony Roony" by Slim Gaillard, "De Laff's On You" by Louis Jordan, "Conga Brava" by Duke Ellington, "I Come From America" by Chris Powell, "Jock A Mo" by Sugar Boy Crawford, "Woke Up This Morning" by BB King, "Fool Burro" by Mabel Scott, "Cu-Blue" by Billy Taylor, "Arabian Love Call" by Art Neville, "Out Of Nowhere" by Cal Tjader, "I've Waited So Long" by Eddie Cochran, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Mambo Hop" by Oscar Saldana, and "Mambocito Mio" by Illinois Jacquet. CD
 
 
 



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