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(Duke Ellington)



ELLINGTON VERSIONS - 11
Date
Type
Album - Record
Label
1928 03 21 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1928
THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER volume 1 (alternate)
COMPLETE EDITION volume 4 (master + alternate)
HOT 'N SWEET volume 3 (master + alternate)
JAZZ HERITAGE volume 2 (1 - The beginning)
JAZZ HERITAGE volume 50 (4 - The jungle band) (alternate)
THE ESSENTIAL DUKE ELLINGTON DECEMBER 29th 1927 to OCTOBER 1st 1928 (master + alternate)
COTTON CLUB DAYS volume 2
CLASSICS
NEATWORK
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
MCA
MCA
VJM
ACE OF HEARTS

1928 03 26 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1928
COMPLETE EDITION volume 4
HOT 'N SWEET volume 3
THE INDISPENSABLE VOLUMES 1/2 - JAZZ TRIBUNE n° 21
COTTON CLUB STOMP - CLASSIC RECORDINGS 1927-1931
JAZZ ARCHIVES n° 63 : THE BEST OF DUKE ELLLINGTON - IN THE TWENTIES
THE WORKS OF DUKE volume 1
CLASSICS
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
RCA
NAXOS
EPM
RCA

1928 10 01 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1928 (piano solo)
COMPLETE EDITION volume 4
HOT 'N SWEET volume 4
THE COMPLETE DUKE ELLINGTON volume 1 - Aimez-vous le Jazz 29
THE ESSENTIAL DUKE ELLINGTON DECEMBER 29th 1927 to OCTOBER 1st 1928
THE DUKE ELLINGTON STORY 1927-1939 volume 1
CLASSICS
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
EPM
CBS VJM
PHILIPS

1929 08 Soundtrack VOLUME 7 - COMPLETE EDITION (2 parts - From BLACK & TAN FANTASY)
HOT 'N SWEET volume 5
BLACK AND TAN FANTASY - Maastri dal Jazz
MASTERS OF JAZZ
EPM
FAMILY RECORDS

1939 06 22 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1939 volume 2
THE COMPLETE 1936-1940 VARIETY, VOCALION AND OKEY SMALL GROUPS SESSIONS
THE COMPLETE DUKE ELLINGTON volume 14
CLASSICS
MOSAIC RECORDS
CBS

1943 01 23 Concert CARNEGIE HALL CONCERTS - JANUARY 1943 (Portrait of Florence Mills) PRESTIGE

1943 06 20 Radio AT THE HURRICANE CLUB - N.Y.C. volume one HURRICANE

1945 05 16 Studio THE CHRONOLOGICAL DUKE ELLINGTON 1945 volume 2
THE INDISPENSABLE VOLUMES 11/12 - JAZZ TRIBUNE n° 69
BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE - Anthology 3 CD
THE WORKS OF DUKE volume 21
CLASSICS
RCA
RCA - BLUEBIRD
RCA

1945 07 28 Radio THE TREASURY SHOWS volume 9 (medley) D.E.T.S.

1952 03 22 Concert MEADOWBROOK TO MANHATTAN JAZZ BIRD

1960 07 14 Studio UNKNOW SESSION CBS

REPRISES - OTHER VERSIONS - 14
Artist
Album
Date
Label
ANTIGUA JAZZ BAND PLAYS DUKE (medley) 2011 FONOCAL

Claude BOLLING PLAYS DUKE ELLINGTON 1959 FONTANA

BRATISLAVA HOT SERENADERS PRESENTS EDWARD "DUKE" ELLINGTON 2008 DOLIS

  PRESENTS EDWARD "DUKE" ELLINGTON (piano solo) 2008 DOLIS

Patrick CABON AFRICAN FLOWER 2014 PEACH PROD

John HALLAM & Jeff BANHART FINE AND DANDY 2007 LAKE

Ahmad JAMAL THE AHMAD JAMAL TRIO 1955 EPIC

Knud JORGENSEN DUKE'S IDEAS 1979 PHONTASTIC

Stan LAFERRIERE A DUKE'S SCENT - LIVE 1997 NOCTURNE

LES ROIS DU FOX-TROT HOMMAGE A DUKE ELLINGTON 2017 AHEAD

Harry STRUTTERS BORNEO 1986 BLACK LION

Toots THIELEMANS LIVE 2 1976 POLYDOR

Boris VIAN BLUES POUR BORIS 1943 EPIC

André VILLEGER & Philippe MILANTA D.E. AND B.S.'S SOUND OF LOVE 1999 JAZZ AUX REMPARTS