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Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonGreat Summit – Complete Sessions (deluxe edition) ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong on piano – a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonGreat Summit – The Master Takes ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... $3.99
Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong – playing piano alongside a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! CD
(Still sealed.)

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Louis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonGreat Summit/Paris Blues ... CD
20th Century Masterworks (Spain), 1961. Used ... $4.99 8.99
On Great Summit Duke joins the combo of Louis Armstrong on piano – a group that includes Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet! We've always loved Duke Ellington's soundtracks, and Paris Blues is one of his best! The score is a moody introspective one, written for a 1961 film that starred Paul Newman as a frustrated jazz musician living in Paris. The "Paris Blues" theme is a dark, somber composition that is supposedly Newman's masterpiece as a jazz writer – and it works beautifully with the film's themes of frustration and unfulfilled desire. Ellington's at his best here, and apart from the main theme, the score also has great versions of classics like "Mood Indigo" and "Take The A Train", plus originals like "Nite", "Wild Man Moore", "Guitar Amour", and "Paris Stairs". Also features Louis Armstrong on one track! CD

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Duke Ellington1938 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1938. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
With featured soloists Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Otto Hardwick, Barney Bigard, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Rex Stewart, and Ivie Anderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue.)

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Duke Ellington1941 Classics ... LP
Alamac, 1941. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has light wear and aging in back.)

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Duke Ellington1969 All Star White House Tribute ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $2.99
A birthday tribute with Clark Terry on trumpet, Urbie Green and JJ Johnson on trombone, Paul Desmond on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, Hank Jones on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, and Milt Hinton on bass, and Louie Bellson on drums – plus guest spots by Dave Brubeck, Earl Hines, and Billy Taylor. CD

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Duke Ellington70th Birthday Concert ... LP
Solid State, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Titles include "Black Swan", "Azure", "In Triplicate", "Fifi", "Black Butterfly", "El Gato", "BP", and "4:30 Blues" – plus a speech by Duke at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonAll American In Jazz ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A lesser-known Ellington set from the 60s – tracks from the lesser-remembered musical, with alto from Johnny Hodges, trumpet from Ray Nance, and tenor from Paul Gonsalves! Titles include "Our Children", "Nightlife", "I've Just Seen Her", "Back To School", and "If I Were You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s French CBS pressing. Cover has light wear and a Collectors' Series sticker.)

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Duke EllingtonAll American In Jazz/Midnight In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Poll Winners Records (Spain), 1962. Used ... $6.99 9.99
All American In Jazz is a lesser-known Ellington set from the 60s – tracks from the lesser-remembered musical, with alto from Johnny Hodges, trumpet from Ray Nance, and tenor from Paul Gonsalves! Titles include "Our Children", "Nightlife", "I've Just Seen Her", "Back To School", and "If I Were You". Midnight In Paris includes the tracks "Under Paris Skies", "I Wish You Love", "Mademoiselle De Paris", "Comme Ci Comme Ca", "Speak To Me Of Love", "A Midnight In Paris", "My Heart Sings", "Guitar Amour", "The Petite Waltz", "Paris Blues", "Javapachacha", "No Regrets", and "The River Seine". CD

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Duke EllingtonAll Star Road Band ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99 19.99
With Joe Benjamin on bass, Sam Woodyard on drums, Harold Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, and Clark Terry on trumpets, Ray Nance on cornet, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders, and Johnny Hodges on alto, Russell Procope and Jimmy Hamilton on alto and clarinet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone and bass clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Duke EllingtonAnatomy Of A Murder (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $5.99
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and really shaking free of the too-familiar modes of the past. Ellington's music has a wonderful range of feeling here – even more so than usual, given the shifting scenes of the film – and the players are an all star lineup that includes Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. Titles include "Upper & Outest", "Almost Cried", "Sunswept Sunday", "Happy Anatomy", "Flirtibird", and "Low Key Lightly". Plus, the CD features a huuuuge amount of bonus tracks – including other tunes from the movie, outtakes, and even the original single version of the theme! 26 cuts in all! CD
(Sealed 1999 remastered edition.)

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Duke EllingtonAnd His Mother Called Him Bill (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BMG/Bluebird, 1967. Used ... $3.99
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Aaron Bell, and Jimmy Hamilton. The recording quality is great, and the sound of the album really makes old classics sparkle nicely once again! Titles include "UMMG", "Blood Count", "Boo Dah", "Rain Check", "Day Dream", "All Day Long", and "Lotus Blossom", done in a haunting solo piano version by Duke!. Includes the bonus tracks "Raincheck (take 4)", Smada (takes 3 & 4)", "Midriff", "My Little Brown Book" & "Lotus Blossom (trio version)'. CD
(Bluebird First Editions digipack pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonBack Room Romp – The Duke Ellington Small Bands ... LP
Portrait, Late 30s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Includes recordings with The Duke's Men, Barney Bigard & His Jazzopators, Rex Stewart & His 52nd Street Stompers, Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra, and Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s remaster. Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and is lightly bent with a small scrape at the spine.)

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Duke EllingtonBethlehem Years Vol 1 (aka Historically Speaking) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... $0.99
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and looks great.)

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Duke EllingtonBlue Light ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Subtitled "jazz for that relaxed mood", this is actually a great compilation of early work by Ellington's group – recorded for Columbia during the years 1934 to 1939. Somehow, the tracks still end up sounding 30 years ahead of their time – far stronger than most any early 50s big band set might hope to. Recording quality is excellent, and the whole thing's awash in richly chromatic waves of sound. Titles include "Pyramid", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Tough Truckin", "No Greater Love", and "Finesse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove – 1D/1G. Cover has some wear and aging, gloss peel at the right side, and a small sticker in back.)

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Duke EllingtonBraggin In Brass – The Immortal 1938 Year ... CD
Portrait, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99 4.99
32 tracks over two CDs. CD

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Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – December 1944 ... LP
Prestige, 1944. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
With Cat Anderson, Hillard Brown, Lawerence Brown, Harry Carney, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, Otto Hardwicke, Shelton Hemphill, Al Hibber, Johnny Hodges, Claude Jones, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance, Tricky Sam Nanton, Junior Raglin, Al Sears, and Rex Stewart. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s green label pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – January 1946 ... CD
Prestige, 1946. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Features Taft Jordan and Cat Anderson on trumpet, Wilbur De Paris on trombone, Johnny Hodges on saxophone, Al Lucas on guitar, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Carnegie Hall Concerts – January 1946 ... LP 14.99

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Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – January 1946 ... LP
Prestige, 1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
With sidemen including Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s green label pressing.)
Also available Carnegie Hall Concerts – January 1946 ... CD 6.99

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Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 1938 ... CD
Classics (France), 1938. Used ... $14.99
A great entry in the series that includes both tracks issued under Ellington's own name and dates led by regular band members Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, and Barney Bigard. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington – 1939 to 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939/1940. Used ... $18.99
Notable sidemen include Ben Webster, Jimmy Blanton, Ivie Anderson, Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, and Tricky Sam. CD
(Out of print, original Classics pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCollages ... LP
MPS, 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
It's often said that the late material by Duke Ellington is some of his most adventurous and exciting – and with this rare album from 1973 as proof, we'd have to agree! Collages features Duke's piano playing backed by a large symphonic group conducted by Canadian leader Ron Collier. The style is very dark, with washes of chromatic sound from the orchestra supporting Duke's edgey piano on a haunting set of compositions by Collier, Gordon Delamont, and Norman Symonds. Titles include "Aurora Borealis", "Collage No 3", and "Fair Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and is bent at the bottom left corner.)

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Duke EllingtonConcert In The Virgin Islands ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99 9.99
One of the great entries in Duke Ellington's "exotic" albums of the 60s – records that aren't exactly exotica by any stretch of the imagination, but which have musical themes that were inspired by the international travels of the Ellington band at the time! In this case, the locale is the Virgin Islands – where Ellington performed in 1965, and returned home to record this set as a memory of tunes played by the band in St Croix and St Thomas. The core of the set is the initial Virgin Islands suite – made up of four new tunes that include "Island Virgin", "Virgin Jungle", "Fiddler On The Diddle", and "Jungle Kitty" – all nicely rhythmic numbers that explore some fresh themes with especially nice horn solos from the members of the group. Other tracks are older numbers performed on the tour, given a bit of a new twist here – on titles that include "Fade Up", "Mysterious Chick", "The Opener", and "Big Fat Alice's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Duke EllingtonConcert Of Sacred Music ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
With Brock Peters, Esther Marrow, Jimmy McPhail, Bunny Bridges, and the Herman McCoy Choir. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing, 1s/1s stampers. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDance To Duke – His Piano & His Orchestra At The Bal Masque ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Duke's standout sides for Columbia during the late 50s wealth of new recordings – a live set recorded at Miami's Bal Masque nightclub. The arrangements are sophisticated, and Duke's piano is hitting that darkly-tinged later style – but the focus is also on danceable arrangements, letting the crowds sway and swing to the group's warmly chromatic orchestrations. Titles include "Got A Date With An Angel", "Satan Takes A Holiday", "Satin Doll", "Lady In Red", "Donkey Serenade", and "Laugh Clown Laugh". LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing. A nice copy.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke & His Men ... LP
RCA, 1941/1942. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke At Cornell Vol 1 ... LP
Desor Disc, 1948. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear and some yellowing from age.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke At Tanglewood ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Accompanied by the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler, with Louie Bellson on drums and John Lamb on bass, and arrangements by Richard Hayman. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a promo ink stamp in back.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra 1940-1941 ... LP
Joker (Italy), 1940s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1962. Used ... $3.99 5.99
A very cool date from Duke Ellington – one that's based strongly around the talents of tenorist Paul Gonsalves – always a key member of the Ellington ensemble, and quite a leader on his own in the 60s! The lineup is a familiar version of the Ellington orchestra – but the setting's a bit different, in the Gonsalves is really the main soloist here – blowing long and beautifully on tracks that are really designed to showcase his amazing tone on the tenor! Things are nice and raspy from Paul, and plenty creative too – especially since he's got room to get in a lot more licks than usual – and titles include "Paris Blues", "Ready Go", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "Caravan", and "Jam With Sam". CD
(Early 90s OJC pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra Vol 1 – The Beginning ... LP
MCA, Mid 20s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Includes "Immigration Blues", "The Creeper", "New Orleans Low Down", "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Doin' The Frog", "Jubilee Stomp", "Black Beauty", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo. NOTE – Cover is stained at 3 inches along the spine, with Sample Copy ink stamps in back.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra Vol 2 – Hot In Harlem ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Decca stereo pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – Archive Of Jazz Volume 21 ... LP
BYG (France), Mid 20s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue in a flip-back cover, lightly bent at the edges with some worn spots at the opening.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – His Piano & His Orchestra At The Bal Masque ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of Duke's standout sides for Columbia during the late 50s wealth of new recordings – a live set recorded at Miami's Bal Masque nightclub. The arrangements are sophisticated, and Duke's piano is hitting that darkly-tinged later style – but the focus is also on danceable arrangements, letting the crowds sway and swing to the group's warmly chromatic orchestrations. Titles include "Got A Date With An Angel", "Satan Takes A Holiday", "Satin Doll", "Lady In Red", "Donkey Serenade", and "Laugh Clown Laugh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later French CBS pressing with orange fade labels. Cover has a cut corner, Collectors' Series sticker, and Prix Special sticker.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington 1939 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1939. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Titles include "Lady In Blue", "Killin' Myself", "Plucked Again", "Sophisticated Lady", "Way Low", and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the booklet cover, with light aging.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Live At The Newport Jazz Festival 1958 ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Not the famous album of the same name – which also had studio material – but instead the complete concert from the opening night of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival mostly unreleased tracks – 21 numbers in all! Includes performances with Gerry Mulligan and Mahalia Jackson. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington's My People – The Complete Show ... CD
Storyville (Netherlands), 1963. Used ... $8.99
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". CD features 25 tracks in all – the first-ever appearance on CD of the entire performance! CD
(Digipak has a small tear in the booklet holder.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke In Harlem 1926 to 1930 ... LP
Ace Of Hearts (UK), Mid 1920s-Early 1930s. Near Mint- ... $4.99 9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(60s issue in a flip-back cover, with some ringwear, yellowing from age, and tiny blemishes in back.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke's Joint ... CD
Buddha, Mid 40s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "Take The "A" Train (Intro)", "Caravan", "Three Cent Stomp", "Yesterdays","Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Blues On The Double", "Kissin' Bug", "(Otto Make That) Riff Staccato", "Cotton Tail", "I'll Buy That Dream", "Fickle Fling", "Autumn Serenade", "How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)", "Goin' Up","Jump For Joy", and "I Wonder Why". CD

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Duke EllingtonEllington 55 ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Duke's most popular albums of the 50s – but we won't hold that against him! The session's one of a number of 50s outings that revisit older classics with the new level of quality offered in the studio – and it's got a similar feel to some of Duke's work for Bethlehem around the same time, which was also done by producer Gus Wildi – tight, but never too facile – and a perfect demonstration of the great balance the Ellington orchestra had at the time. The group includes key players Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton – and titles include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Flying Home", "Happy Go Lucky Local", and "In The Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, small seam splits, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Era 1927 to 1940 – Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Volume 1 (3LP box set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $9.99 11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Includes the booklet. Box has some surface wear and split corners.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Era 1927 to 1940 – Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Volume 2 (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $14.99 24.99
An excellent 60s collection of early Ellington material – presented here with great notes too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound label pressing. Includes the booklet. Box has light wear and two tiny peeled spots in front.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Indigos ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "The Sky Fell Down", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, tiny bottom seam split.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1952. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 Eye Masterworks pressing with deep groove. Cover has a tiny spot of sticker removal, light wear and aging.)

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Duke EllingtonEllingtonia Vol 2 – The Impulse Years ... LP
Impulse, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Includes the tracks "Mood Indigo", "Satin Doll", "Black And Tan Fantasy", "You Dirty Dog" and much much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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Duke EllingtonFar East Suite ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1967. Used ... $1.99
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". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Duke EllingtonFar East Suite ... CD
RCA (France), 1967. Used ... $9.99
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 4 alternate takes not on the LP! CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonFestival Session ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Duke Ellington in fine fine form – working here in a selection of tunes played at jazz festivals in 1959 – a very good year for the Ellington Orchestra! The styles here are a mix of older Duke modes and some of the more sophisticated modernism of his late 50s years – and performances are often long and open-ended, with just the sort of spontaneous energy the Ellington organization offered to live crowds of the time. Titles include the extended "Idiom 59", plus "Launching Pad", "Perdido", "Duel Fuel", "Copout Extension", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove – 1B/1B. Cover has some edge wear.)
Also available Festival Session (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99

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Duke EllingtonFestival Session (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $3.99
Duke Ellington in fine fine form – working here in a selection of tunes played at jazz festivals in 1959 – a very good year for the Ellington Orchestra! The styles here are a mix of older Duke modes and some of the more sophisticated modernism of his late 50s years – and performances are often long and open-ended, with just the sort of spontaneous energy the Ellington organization offered to live crowds of the time. Titles include the extended "Idiom 59", plus "Launching Pad", "Perdido", "Duel Fuel", "Copout Extension", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". Includes bonus tracks "VIP Boogie" and "Jam With Sam". CD
(2004 pressing.)
Also available Festival Session ... LP 19.99

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Duke EllingtonFlaming Youth ... LP
RCA, 1927. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Duke EllingtonGirl's Suite/Perfume Suite ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... $3.99 7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Contemporary Master Series pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonGolden Duke ... LP
Prestige, 1940s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A nice collection of rare Duke Ellington material from the 40s on up to 1950 – originally issued on the Musicraft and Mercer labels! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonGreat Chicago Concerts ... CD
Music Masters, 1946. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Two shows from our hometown of Chicago! Tracks include "Jumpin Punkins", "Beale Street Blues", "Golden Feather", "Coloratura", "Caravan", "In A Mellotone", and "Come Sunday, Work Song". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Duke EllingtonGreat Paris Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Did Ellington ever record in concert and it not be great? This wonderful double-length set from the 60s is key proof of his genius in an unfettered live setting – recorded in Paris in 1963 with plenty of dark edges! The tracks are short overall, but Duke's really at the head of the group on piano – playing with those angular, modern tones he picked up in the post Money Jungle years – and clearly in charge of the group from the keyboard, not the podium. Horn players include Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, and Paul Gonsalves – all bringing in some special tones and unique performances to an extended set list that includes both Ellington standards and a few lesser-known numbers. Titles include "Rockin In Rhythm", "Concerto For Cootie", "Suite Thursday", "Tone Parallel To Harlem", "Bula", "Cop Out", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "Theme From Asphalt Jungle", and "Star-Crossed Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label stereo pressing with RI suffix, in the textured cover with light wear and aging.)

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Duke EllingtonHappy Reunion ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Obscure 50s material recorded in Chicago – with Clark Terry on trumpet, John Sanders on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums from 1957; and with Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums in 1958. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a promo stamp, a light mark from sticker removal, and is bent a bit at the top right corner.)

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Duke EllingtonHi Fi Ellington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(Blue label CSP Collectors' Series pressing. Cover has minimal wear and aging.)

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Duke EllingtonHis Most Important Second War Concert – Carnegie Hall Concert, 11th December 1943 ... LP
Musidisc (France), 1943. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With featured soloists Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Lawrence Brown, Taft Jordan, Jimmy Hamiltn, Harry Carney, Junior Raglan, and Joe Nanton. Titles include "Star Spangled Banner", "Take The A Train", "Tea For Two", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ring Dem Bells", "Black And Tan Fantasy", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s UK Sagapan pressing in a green cover, with light wear, lightly bent at the top right corner, and bumped at the bottom of the spine.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonHistorically Speaking ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good+ ... $13.99
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram reissue. A nice copy.)

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Duke EllingtonIn Grand Company ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Duke Ellington with Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Blanton, Rosemary Clooney, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Ray Brown, Mahalia Jackson, and Billy Strayhorn. CD
(Comes in a cool die-cut cover.)

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Duke EllingtonIn My Solitude ... LP
Harmony, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99 6.99
Late 60s compilation that features both standards and Ellington compositions – titles include "The Sheik Of Araby", "Dancing In The Dark", "Solitude", "Autumn Leaves", "Poor Butterfly", "Blue Harlem", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, a few worn spots and a tiny spit at the top seam, and is bent a bit at the corners on the right.)

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Duke EllingtonIndispensable Duke Ellington ... LP
RCA, Early 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99 7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonIndispensable Duke Ellington Vol 3/4 ... LP
RCA (France), Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has minimal wear and aging.)

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Duke EllingtonIntimate Ellington ... LP
Pablo, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99 19.99
A really well-titled set – as it offers up some more intimate takes on the Duke Ellington sound of the cusp of the 70s – with some especially nice trio and solo numbers that are well worth the price of the whole collection! The album starts with the amazing "Moon Maiden" – a track that has Ellington playing celeste, and reciting this weird little cosmic poem – almost in a Sun Ra-type aesthetic, and key proof that Duke was still stretching out a lot in his later years! There's also some excellent trio tracks that really get at that highly modern mode that Ellington hit at his Live At The Whitney session – mixed with a few more larger group numbers that, while not exactly intimate, still have a nicely laid back feel. In addition to "Moon Maiden", other tracks include "Tenz", "Eulb", "Layin On Mellow", "Edward The First", "Symphonette", and "Some Summer Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp obscured with a sticker in back.)

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Duke EllingtonJazz Caravan ... CD
Bluebird, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99 3.99
... CD

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Duke EllingtonJohnny Come Lately ... LP
RCA, Early/Mid 40s. Sealed ... $14.99
With Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Al Sears, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Al Hibbler, Ivie Anderson, and Kay Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Vintage Series pressing, still sealed with a cutout notch and RCA Experience sticker.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLiberian Suite & A Tone Parallel To Harlem ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of our favorite Duke Ellington albums, and a sometimes-overlooked work that stands as one of his best compositions from the time. The "Liberian Suite" was originally issued as a 10" LP, and is one extended suite of tracks commissioned by the Liberian government for their centennial celebration in 1947. The piece starts with the haunting "I Like The Sunrise", with vocals by Al Hibbler, then leads into 5 "Dances", with solo work by Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and Tyree Glenn. "Tone Parallel To Harlem" is added to the album, taking up all of side two, and is another beautiful extended work – the kind that really showed tremendous growth in Ellington's style. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small bit of splitting on top seam, but is great overall. Vinyl has a short click right at the start, but is great too.)

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Duke EllingtonLiberian Suite & A Tone Parallel To Harlem (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Columbia (Netherlands), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of our favorite Duke Ellington albums, and a sometimes-overlooked work that stands as one of his best compositions from the time. The "Liberian Suite" was originally issued as a 10" LP, and is one extended suite of tracks commissioned by the Liberian government for their centennial celebration in 1947. The piece starts with the haunting "I Like The Sunrise", with vocals by Al Hibbler, then leads into 5 "Dances", with solo work by Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and Tyree Glenn. "Tone Parallel To Harlem" is added to the album, taking up all of side two, and is another beautiful extended work – the kind that really showed tremendous growth in Ellington's style. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Dutch pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Duke EllingtonLost Recordings – Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival 1969 to 1973 ... CD
Lost Recordings (France), 1969/1973. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Really fantastic late material from Duke Ellington – two different performances from the Berlin Jazz Festival, both of which really capture him in that mature, modernist mode that we love so much! The first session here definitely has Duke working at that level – beginning with a beautiful long piano improvisation, then shifting into some smaller combo performance material with Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Harold Johnson on trumpet, Harry Carney on baritone, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Quinten White on drums. There's less of the full orchestra Ellington approach, which allows even more focus on those wonderful late piano lines that made Duke's final years so distinct – on titles that include "Piano Improvisation No 1", "Pitter Panther Patter", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Tap Dance", which has tapping from Baby Laurence! Next is a set of tracks from 1969 – recorded with a larger group that contains most of the important Ellington players of the 60s – serving up some beautiful ensemble performances of titles that include "La Plus Belle Africaine", "El Gato", "Caravan", "Meditation", "Satin Doll", and "Mood Indigo". CD

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Duke EllingtonMonologue ... LP
CBS (France), 1947/1951. Near Mint- ... $5.99 7.99
With Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Francis Williams, and Wilbur Bascomb, and Ray Nance on trumpets; Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, and Tyree Glenn on trombones; Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet and tenor; Johnny Hodges and Russel Procope on alto; Al Tears on tenor; Harry Carney on baritone; Fred Guy on guitar; Oscar Pettiford on bass; and Sonny Greer on drums. Titles include "Hy A Sue", "Golden Cress", "The Clothed Woman", "Stop Look & Listen", "Sultry Serenade", "Women", "Fancy Dan", "Brown Betty", and "Smada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Dutch CBS pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a lightly bent corner.)

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Duke EllingtonMusic Of Duke Ellington – Played By Duke Ellington ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great LP issue of material that originally appeared on 78s during the Duke's first big rise to fame! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s red label CSP pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonMy People ... CD
Contact/Boplicity (UK), 1963. Used ... $4.99
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". CD

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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 promo stamp, ring and edge wear, a small dent and bumped corners at the bottom seam, and is bent at the top right corner.)

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Duke EllingtonNew Orleans Suite ... CD
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Portrait Of Mahalia Jackson", "Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies", "Second Line", "Portrait Of Wellman Bruad", and "Thanks For The Beautiful Land On The Delta". CD
(Early 2000s Atlantic Masters pressing.)
Also available New Orleans Suite ... LP 29.99

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Duke EllingtonNew Orleans Suite ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... $29.99
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
(Stereo pressing in a textured cover, still sealed with a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the bottom left edge.)
Also available New Orleans Suite ... CD 3.99

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Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a center split held with clear tape at the spine.)

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Duke EllingtonPiano In The Background ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Don't let the title put you off, because this certainly isn't a session of background music – and the name simply refers to the fact that the arrangements on the set really showcase the strong horn work of the Ellington orchestra! Duke's still on piano for the session, but the real strength of the album's carried by classic Ellington players that include Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, and Lawrence Brown. Arrangements are by Bill Mathieu and Gerald Wilson – and although many of the tunes are older Ellington numbers, they've got a tight groove (and excellent recording quality) – which updates the material nicely. Titles include "Midriff", "Main Stem", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "What Am I Here For", "Kinda Dukish", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, half split seams with some clear tape at the top, and a yellowed sticker spot in back at the opening.)

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Duke EllingtonPiano In The Foreground ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s French Collectors Series pressing. Cover has some edge wear, with Collectors Series and Prix Special stickers in front.)

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Duke EllingtonPretty Woman ... LP
RCA, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonPrivate Collection Vol 1 – Studio Sessions – Chicago 1956 ... CD
Saja, 1956. Used ... $2.99
Include the songs "March 19th Blues", "Feet Bone", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Discontented", "Jump For Joy", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Miss Lucy", "Uncontrived", "Satin Doll","Do Not Disturb", "Love You Madly", "Short Sheet Cluster", "Moon Mist", and "Long Time Blues". CD
(Booklet has light aging.)

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Duke EllingtonSeattle Concert ... LP
RCA, 1952. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A classic early 50s moment from Duke Ellington – a whole new level of modern expression – with a lineup that includes Paul Gonsalves on tenor and Willie Smith on alto! Titles include "The Hawk Talks", "Harlem Suite", "Jam With Jam", "Sultry Serenade", and "Skin Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese pressing – RJL-2516(M) – with insert. Cover has light ring impressions and some worn spots at the bottom.)

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Duke EllingtonSkin Deep – A Proper Introduction To Duke Ellington ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "Come Sunday", "Don't You Know I Care", "I Didn't Know About You", "Mood To Be Woo'd", "Everything But You", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So", "Memphis Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Golden Cress", "Stomp, Look And Listen", "On A Turquoise Cloud", "New York City Blues", "Fancy Dan", "The Hawk Talks", "V.I.P.'s Boogie", "Jam With Sam", "Perdido", "Skin Deep", and "Satin Doll". CD
(Out of print, digipack spine has some edgewear.)

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Duke EllingtonSmada/Come On Home ... 78 RPM
Okeh, 1952. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an Okeh sleeve.)

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Duke EllingtonSuch Sweet Thunder (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1957. Used ... $1.99 2.99
Excellent Duke Ellington work from the late 50s – written and recorded during a period in which he was reemerging with a stronger jazz vision than ever before! The set was written by Ellington and Strayhorn – and dedicated to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario – but forget the Bard-inspired roots of the tracks, because the shimmering moods of the pieces is pure Ellington – with a richness of feeling that's totally great, and a sound that's wonderfully fresh, given that most of these numbers aren't overplayed Ellington compositions! Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpets, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Johnny Hodges on alto – and titles include "The Telecasters", "Circle Of Fourths", "Sonnet For Caesar", "Sonnet To Hank Cinq", and "Such Sweet Thunder". CD also features 3 previously unissued tracks, and a bunch of alternate takes and outtakes – for a total of 22 cuts in all! CD
(1999 remastered edition – with 10 bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSymphonic Ellington ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An incredible record – and key proof that Ellington was growing even more in the 60s than he had a decade before! Duke's working here with a core orchestra of his own, plus a huge amount of added players from orchestras in Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Milan – all working together in a sound that's symphonic, but still pretty darn jazzy – and which comes off with a lightness that you'd hardly ever expect. There's a depth to the record that's undeniable – especially on the horn solos by Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton – which snake through the larger orchestrations with a sinister edge that really blows us away. The whole thing's a tremendous thrill – the kind of record that's filled with delights that we never expected, and which appeals to us on so many different levels. Titles include the 3-part suite "Night Creature", plus "Non-Violent Integration", "Harlem", and "La Scala She Too Pretty To Be Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo Pop Series pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Duke EllingtonThird Sacred Concert – The Majesty Of God As Performed In Westminster Abbey ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Recorded in Westminster Abbey, with some really fantastic sound – featuring guest vocals by Alice Babs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo imprint in back.)

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Duke EllingtonThis Is Duke Ellington ... LP
RCA, Mid 20s/1930s/Mid 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A collection of Duke's signature tunes spanning two decades – with "Black And Tan Fantasy", "The Mooche", "Ring Dem Bells", "Mood Indigo", "Solitude", "Take The A Train", "Perdido", "C Jam Blues", "Caravan", "Sophisticated Lady", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonTreasury Shows Vol 6 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1945. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Radio broadcasts sponsored by the Treasury Department! Volume 6 collects shows from Indiana, Ohio, and New York and features Taft Jordan, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Billy Strayhorn, and others. Tracks include "Ko-Ko", "Let The Zoomers Drool", "Jumpin' Punkins", "I Should Care", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "In A Mellotone", and "Warm Valley" – plus rare wartime bond promos. CD

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Duke EllingtonUp In Duke's Workshop ... LP
Pablo, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Previously unreleased late work from Ellington – with titles that include "Black Butterfly", "Dick", "Goof", "Blem", "Wanderlust", "Neo Creole", and "Mendoza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and is bent a bit at the edges.)

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Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo CBS pressing. Cover has minimal wear and looks nice overall.)
Also available First Time – The Count Meets The Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99

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Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... $1.99
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". CD
(1999 pressing with 7 bonus tracks.)
Also available First Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP 16.99

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Duke Ellington & His OrchestraMasterpieces By Ellington (CBS) ... LP
CBS (France), 1950. Near Mint- ... $24.99
True masterpieces from Duke Ellington – some of his greatest compositions, presented here in an early Columbia LP that offers up "uncut concert arrangements" – clearly grooming a new side of Duke for the long-playing audience! The recordings were made in 1950, with players who include Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonzalves on saxes, Ray Nance and Cat Anderson on trumpets, and Tyree Glenn and Quentin Jackson on trombones. The tracks include "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "The Tattooed Bride" and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Duke Ellington & His OrchestraMasterpieces By Ellington (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1950. Used ... $2.99
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
(Sealed 2004 pressing with 3 bonus tracks.)

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $1.99
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 1995 pressing, digipak has some wear including a penmark through the barcode and large sticker remnant on the cover.)
Also available Duke Ellington & John Coltrane ... LP 29.99

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
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
(Mid 90s 180 gram pressing with Mastered By Capitol stamp.)
Also available Duke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD 1.99

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBack To Back ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $5.99
Duke Ellington makes a rare Verve appearance on this classic album – and works strongly in the mode of earlier sides recorded for the label by Johnny Hodges! There's a relaxed, small group feel going on here – one that's a bit different than some of the tighter Ellington work on Columbia during the 50s, and which almost paves the way for some of the more intimate piano sides that Duke would record during the 60s. In a way, Hodges is almost at the lead – given how comfortable he is here in a Verve setting – and other players include Harry Edison on trumpet, Les Spann on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The real charm, as always, is Hodges' solos, lean, mean, raspy, and soulful – and titles include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Back To Back (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBack To Back (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1959. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
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
(Part of the Verve Acoustic Sounds series – heavy cover and vinyl!)
Also available Back To Back ... CD 5.99

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBlues Summit (Side By Side/Back To Back) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A great little album that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on some of the tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the others), the sessions are still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". Added to the original album is a full bonus album here – done in a similar format, and titled Back To Back – with titles that include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later MGM stereo pressing. Vinyl has a pressing flaw & plays with a short click on the very last track. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Duke Ellington OrchestraMood Indigo ... CD
TDK (Japan), 1993. Used ... $6.99 14.99
Conducted by Mercer Ellington. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Duke Ellington's SpacemenCosmic Scene (plus bonus track) ... CD
CBS (Holland), 1958. Used ... $4.99
A lost Duke Ellington gem from the late 50s – a session that has a decidedly different look than some of his other records of the time! We don't know if the Duke was into Sun Ra – but it almost seems like he was copping his thunder with this title and band name – a fair bit more flashy than the usual presentation for the Ellington group! The record's not nearly as trippy as you'd expect – but it's still a prime set of Ellingtonia from those key late 50s years – material played by a smaller group of "Spacemen" than Duke's fuller orchestra – with a bit more room for small group interaction, almost in a Verve mode. Players include Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonzalves on tenor, Quentin Jackson on trombone, and Jimmy Woode on bass – and titles include "Avalon", "Midnight Sun", "Spacemen", "Bass-ment", "Early Autumn", and "Jones". CD also features a bonus alternate take of "Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Ellington, Billy Taylor, Earl Hines, Mary LouJazz Piano – A Live Jazz Festival Recording ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Special material recorded live for this album at a Jazz Piano Workshop in Pittsburgh. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a tiny cutout hole, but is great overall!)
 
 
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