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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours. Several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. Due to his inventive use of the orchestra, or big band, and thanks to his eloquence and extraordinary charisma, he is generally considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form on a par with other traditional genres of music. His reputation increased after his death and the Pulitzer Prize Board bestowed on him a special posthumous honor in 1999.

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Ellington '55 [1954]

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In the Mood5:59 
Stompin' at the Savoy5:04 

A Drum Is a Woman [1956]

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Hey, Buddy Bolden4:51 

Side by Side [1959]

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Let's Fall in Love
w/ Johnny Hodges
6:47 

Hot Summer Dance [1960]

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Paris Blues5:42 

Money Jungle [Bonus Tracks] [1962]

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Very Special4:26 

Sacred Music [1966]

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The Lord's Prayer
w/ Ellington Twins
3:16 

The Far East Suite [Special Mix] [1967]

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Isfahan4:02 

This One's for Blanton [1972]

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See See Rider
w/ Ray Brown
3:07 

World of Duke Ellington, Vol. 3 [1976]

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Follow Me3:07 

Happy Reunion [1985]

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In a Mellow Tone [Take 1]3:14 

New Mood Indigo [1985]

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Mack the Knife  

Atlantic Jazz: Mainstream [1990]

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Embraceable You7:00 

Jazz Group (1964) [1990]

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Take the 'A' Train:48 

1930-1931 [1991]

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Blue Again3:11 
Them There Eyes
w/ Woopie Makers
3:06 

Hot Jazz, 1928-1930 [1991]

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A Monday Date
w/ Earl Hines
  

Jubilee Stomp [1992]

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Cocktails for Two3:28 
Dinah2:57 
My Old Flame3:23 

The Young Duke [1992]

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Rockin' Chair3:16 

Stereo Reflections in Ellington [1993]

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Rose Room3:16 

Verve Jazz Masters 4 [1994]

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Loveless Love7:09 

1935-1936 [1996]

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There Is No Greater Love3:06 

Caravan [1996]

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My Heart Sings2:52 

Stockholm Concert [1996]

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Mr. Paganini
w/ Ella Fitzgerald
4:04 

What a Wonderful Christmas [1998]

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Jingle Bells3:22 

100 Anniversaire [1999]

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Singin' in the Rain3:24 

Duke's Joint [1999]

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Autumn Serenade4:32 
How Deep Is the Ocean?3:15 

Masters [1999]

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Moonglow3:08 

Solitude [History] [1999]

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Farewell Blues2:25 

Cotton Club Nights [2001]

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If Dreams Come True1:41 

At the Hurricane 1943 [2003]

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You'll Never Know3:08 

That's Jazz [Brisa] [2003]

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In a Mellowtone3:20 

Treasury Shows, Vol. 8 [2003]

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There's No You3:18 

Encore Series [2004]

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I Got Rhythm [DVD]  

Trios [2004]

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Midnight Indigo2:46 

Big Bands, Big Hits [2005]

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The Gal from Joe S  

Essential [Sanctuary] [2005]

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Perdido3:09 

Swinging at His Best [2005]

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Cottontail [DVD]  

Let the Good Times Roll! [2006]

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That's My Girl2:45 

Masters of Jazz [2006]

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Cotton Tail [Live]3:44 

The Collection [MCI] [2006]

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Stormy Weather2:40 

Cocktails for Two [2008]

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Moon Glow  

Best of Swing [2014]

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Never No Lament3:17 

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