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Duke Ellington - The Blanton-Webster Band (3CD) (1986) {Bluebird}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 31, 2017
Duke Ellington - The Blanton-Webster Band (3CD) (1986) {Bluebird}

Duke Ellington - The Blanton-Webster Band (3CD) (1986) {Bluebird}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 702 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 496 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Blanton-Webster Band is a 1986 compilation album by American jazz pianist Duke Ellington. It consists of three CD's focusing on his material in the early 1940's, including a number of tracks with vocalists. It was released by Bluebird via RCA/BMG.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928-1929 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 20, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928-1929 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928-1929 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 559)

The main change for the Duke Ellington Orchestra during this period was that the increasingly unreliable Bubber Miley (an alcoholic) was fired by Ellington in January 1929 and quickly replaced by Cootie Williams. Otherwise, the personnel was stable, featuring trombonist Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, altoist Johnny Hodges, and clarinetist Barney Bigard as key soloists along with trumpeters Miley, Arthur Whetsol, and Freddie Jenkins. Most of the selections from this era border on the classic, with highlights including Miley's spot on "Bandanna Babies," "I Must Have That Man," "Harlemania," and a two-part version of "Tiger Rag."

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 319 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 550)

During 1928, the main stars of Duke Ellington's orchestra (in addition to the leader/pianist/composer/arranger) were trumpeter Bubber Miley, trombonist Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, clarinetist Barney Bigard, and (starting in June) altoist Johnny Hodges. All of the master takes (including ones for different labels) are being reissued in the Classics series. This disc is highlighted by "Black Beauty" (particularly Ellington's solo piano version), the heated "Hot and Bothered" (featuring guest guitarist Lonnie Johnson and singer Baby Cox), "Louisiana," and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love." Two songs feature singer Ozie Ware backed by a small combo taken from Ellington's big band. This CD has plenty of timeless classics, most of which are also available in other reissue programs.
Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 30:33 minutes | 588 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2004, originally from Midland, Ontario, located near Georgian Bay. Their new album, produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins), "Uncle, Duke & The Chief" is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. In the Ruffians case that meant shedding some of their more arty influences (the Pixies, Talking Heads) and reconnecting with the sounds they first heard on their parents turntables as kids: Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and pre-psychedelic Beatles. It s about going back to the deepest, most satisfying itch to scratch, says lead singer Luke Lalonde. And in doing so, the album takes you back to a time when the Ruffians sounded less like a band and more like a gang, raising a wild ruckus and speaking in telepathic tongues.

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 15, 2018
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
English | November 30, 2010 | ISBN: 1400069971, 0812982401, ASIN: B004EPYSNC | AZW3 | 162 pages | 0.4 MB

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 15, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 542)

As usual with the Classics series, the music on this CD is released complete and in chronological order, covering the music originally released by several record labels but without including alternate takes. In the case of Duke Ellington, because he would frequently record the same song slightly rearranged on several occasions for different companies, there are multiple versions of some titles on this CD, but the alternate versions that he made for the labels have been left out. During the very important period covered by this disc, the Duke Ellington Orchestra (having recently found their sound) was hired by the Cotton Club as the house band and they hit the big time…

The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at Feb. 15, 2018
The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year

The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
English | 13 Sept. 2012 | ISBN: 0141399643 | 464 Pages | AZW3 | 1.44 MB

Hound Dog Blues: Duke's Doggone Last Ride Home, a Memoir of Life and Loss  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 12, 2018
Hound Dog Blues: Duke's Doggone Last Ride Home, a Memoir of Life and Loss

Hound Dog Blues: Duke's Doggone Last Ride Home, a Memoir of Life and Loss by Peg Stomierowski Gould
English | August 25th, 2017 | ASIN: B07965K3HZ, ISBN: 1504377508, 1504377494 | 142 pages | EPUB | 9.06 MB

Nothing makes author Peg Gould smile like seeing Duke, her iron hulk of a dog, bound into the enclosed fields of the dog park near home with true hound-dog swagger, tail held high and wagging wildly. His velvety black hair and droopy jowls often are noticed and appreciated by onlookers as though they were sighting Elvis himself.
Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [Analogue Productions '2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:46 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front cover | 897 MB

This 1959 Verve record is a collaboration between Ellington and saxophonist Johnny Hodges. Hodges takes the lead on most of the tracks, backed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on piano and well-known jazz musicians like Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Jo Jones.

Duke Pearson - Profile (1959) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 11, 2018
Duke Pearson - Profile (1959) [Reissue 2007]

Duke Pearson - Profile (1959) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-7065)

By the time Columbus Calvin Pearson Jr. arrived in New York in early 1959, he had studied piano, mellophone, baritone, trumpet, and bass. Although best known for his innovative arrangements for Blue Note, he was a pianist at heart, and Profile, recorded within the demanding context of the trio, was his first album as a leader. This is fine, mellow music that makes you feel good. "Like Someone in Love" is a bit up-tempo. "Black Coffee" is a slower composition that captures the need to shake off early-morning cobwebs. "Taboo" is mystical, with the introduction and bridge in different, yet completely complementary tempos…