Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington, April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was an American jazz composer, pianist and bandleader, one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. Duke Ellington composed over 3000 songs, including: "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", “Solitude", "In a Mellotone", and "Satin Doll". Through the ranks of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra passed some of the biggest names in jazz Read more on Last.fm
Assault on a Queen
Prelude
Mama Bahama
She Walks Well
Blessings on the Night (Blessings on Thee, Old Landlord)
Can He Swim? / The First Dive
Rosa's Theme
The First Dive (Raising the Sub)
Skeleton Crew
Blessings Intro
Drink Up, Lincoln
Mama Bahama Islander
Blessings on the Night (The Kiss)
Hatch Secured
The First Dive (Fifteen Degrees)
The First Dive (The Tanker)
Gentlemen, the Queen / Explosive Situation
The Big Heist
Finale and She Walks Well
The Big Heist (album version)
Manhattan Intermezzo: American and British Works for Piano and Orchestra
Rhapsody in Blue
Manhattan Intermezzo
New World a-Comin’
Piano Concerto no. 1: I. Allegro giojoso
Piano Concerto no. 1: II. Andante molto cantabile
Piano Concerto no. 1: III. Toccata con fuoco
Black, Brown, and Beige
Harlem
Black, Brown, and Beige: I. Black
Black, Brown, and Beige: II. Brown
Black, Brown, and Beige: III. Beige
Three Black Kings: I. King of the Magi
Three Black Kings: II. King Solomon
Three Black Kings: III. Martin Luther King
The River: I. The Spring
The River: II. The Meander
The River: III. The Giggling Rapids
The River: IV. The Lake
The River: V. The River
Take the 'A' Train
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke
Battle Royal
To You
Corner Pocket (Until I Met You)
Wild Man (Wild Man Moore)
Segue in C
B D B
Jumpin' at the Woodside
One More Once
Take the "A" Train (The Count Departs) (rehearsal & alternate takes)
Jumpin' at the Woodside (alternate take)
B D B (alternate take)
Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's Flat)
Wild Man (Wild Man Moore) (alternate take)
Battle Royal (rehearsal & alternate takes)
[silence]
Feeling of Jazz
Taffy Twist
Flirtibird
Smada
What Am I Here For?
Take The 'A' Train
I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
Boo - Dah
Black And Tan Fantasy
The Feeling Of Jazz
Jump For Joy
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington: Suite from "The River" / Harlem / Solitude / Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony
Negro Folk Symphony: I. The Bond of Africa
Negro Folk Symphony: II. Hope in the Night
Negro Folk Symphony: III. O, Le' Me Shine, Shine Like a Morning Star!
Suite from "The River": I. Spring
Suite from "The River": II. Meander
Suite from "The River": III. Giggling Rapids
Suite from "The River": IV. Lake
Suite from "The River": V. Vortex
Suite from "The River": VI. Riba
Suite from "The River": VII. Village Virgins
Solitude
Harlem
Collages
Aurora Borealis
Nameless Hour
Collage No. 3
Fair Wind
Silent Night, Lonely Night
Song and Dance
All-Time Greats
Take The "A" Train
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
I Didn't Know About You (Sentimental Lady)
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Someone
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Main Stem
My Little Brown Book
Classic Ellington
Take the "A" Train
You're the One
Sophisticated Lady
Harlem (A Tone Parallel to Harlem), From "Far East Suite"
Isfahan
Ad Lib on Nippon
That Doo-Wah Thing
Something to Live For
Come Sunday
Solitude in Transblucency
Maybe
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
The Making of the Great Summit
In a Mellow Tone
I'm Beginning to See the Light
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke's Place
Drop Me Off in Harlem
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
Azalea
Black and Tan Fantasy
Band Discussion on Cottontail
The Ellington Legacy
Take the "A" Train
Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
Prelude to a Kiss
C Jam Blues
Jump for Joy
Paris Blues
Medley: I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/ Don't Get Around Much Anymo
Satin Doll
Mood Indigo
The Mooche
Perdido
Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
In a Sentimental Mood
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Cotton Tail
Sophisticated Lady
Caravan
Ocht O'Clock Rock
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1941: The Complete Standard Transcriptions
Frenesi
Jumpin' Pumpkins
Until Tonight
Frankie and Johnnie
West Indian Stomp
Flamingo
Love and I
Bakiff
John Hardy
Stomp Caprice
Take the 'a' Train
Bugle Breaks
I Hear a Rhapsody
You and I
Bounce
Have You Changed
It's Sad but True
Rain Check
Madame Will Drop Her Shawl
Blue Surge
Clementine
Moon Mist
Chelsea Bridge
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
Love Like This Can't Last
Easy Street
After All
Perdido
The Girl in My Dreams
Reflections on Duke
Jubilee Stomp
In a Sentimental Mood
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
Prelude to a Kiss
Sophisticated Lady
The Clothed Woman
Day Dream
Tonk
Beggar's Holiday Suite
Lush Life
Fantasy on Caravan
Comes Sunday
A Single Petal of a Rose
Solitude
Paris Blues (feat. Louis Armstrong)
Take the "A" Train
You Know Something?
Battle Royal
Bird Jungle
What's Paris Blues?
Mood Indigo
Autumnal Suite
Nite
Wild Man Moore
Paris Stairs
I Wasn't Shopping
Guitar Amour
A Return Reservation
Paris Blues
Ella at Duke's Place
Something to Live For
A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
Passion Flower
I Like the Sunrise
Azure
Imagine My Frustration
Duke's Place
Brownskin Gal
What Am I Here For
Cotton Tail
I Got It Bad
Take the "A" train
I Got It Bad
Perdido
Chelsea bridge
"C" jam blues
What am I here for
Main stem
Johnny come lately
Sentimental lady
Rockin' the rythm
Do nothin' till you hear from me
Summertime
Creole love call
I'm beginning to see the light
From the Blue Note: Chicago 1952
Intro
Tulip or Turnip
Ting-A-Ling
Flamingo
Rockin' in Rhythm
Sophisticated Lady
Take the "A" Train
Flying Home
All of Me
Bakiff
The Hawk Talks
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
V.I.P.'s Boogie
Jam With Sam
Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
Mood Indigo
Cornell University Concert
Star Spangled Banner
Manhattan Murals
Lady of the Lavender Mist
Hy'a Sue
Suddenly It Jumped
Fantazm
Reminiscing in Tempo
Tootin' Through the Roof
She Wouldn't Be Moved
Brown Betty
Paradise
Humoresque
The Symphomaniac, Part 1 (Symphonic or Bust)
How High the Moon
The Symphomaniac, Part 2 (How You Sound)
Don't Be So Mean to Baby
My Friend
Lover Come Back to Me
You Oughta
It's Monday Everyday
Creole Love Call
Medley
Don't Blame Me
Limehouse Blues
Lover Man
The Tattooed Bride
Dancers in Love
This One's for Blanton!
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Pitter Panther Patter
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Sophisticated Lady
See See Rider
Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: First Movement
Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Second Movement
Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Third Movement
Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Fourth Movement
The Mexican Concert
Satin Doll
Take the "A" Train
Medley: Creole Love Call, Black & Tan Fantasy, The Mooch
Sophisicated Lady
Happy Go Lucky Local
Mexican Suite
Take the A Train 2
It Don't Mean A Thing
Ring Dem Bells
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Rose of the Rio Grande
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Harlem Speaks
Mood Indigo
Caravan
Mood Indigo 2
One O'Clock Jump
Crosstown
Passion Flower
Perdido
Pretty Woman
920 Special
How High the Moon
Just Squeeze Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Just You, Just Me
Tea for Two
Stereo Reflections In Ellington
Mood Indigo
Hot and Bothered
Creole Love Call
East St Louis Toodeloo
Lots of Fingers
Black and Tan Fantasy
Three J's Blues
Smada
Pie Eye's Blues
Sweet and Pungent
C Jam Blues
In a Mellow Tone
Blues in Blueprint
The Swingers Get the Blues Too
The Swinger's Jump
Blues in Orbit
Villes Ville is the Place, Man
Still: Symphony no. 2 "Song of a New Race" / Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony / Ellington: Harlem
Symphony no. 2 "Song of a New Race": I. Slowly
Symphony no. 2 "Song of a New Race": II. Slowly and deeply expressive
Symphony no. 2 "Song of a New Race": III. Moderately fast
Symphony no. 2 "Song of a New Race": IV. Moderately slow
Negro Folk Symphony: I. The Bond of Africa
Negro Folk Symphony: II. Hope in the Night
Negro Folk Symphony: III. O, Le' Me Shine, Shine Like a Morning Star!
Harlem
Still: Symphony no. 1 "Afro-American" / Ellington: Suite from "The River"
Symphony no. 1 "Afro-American": I. Moderato assai
Symphony no. 1 "Afro-American": II. Adagio
Symphony no. 1 "Afro-American": III. Animato
Symphony no. 1 "Afro-American": IV. Lento, con risoluzione
Suite from "The River": I. Spring
Suite from "The River": II. Meander
Suite from "The River": III. Giggling Rapids
Suite from "The River": IV. Lake
Suite from "The River": V. Vortex
Suite from "The River": VI. Riba
Suite from "The River": VII. Village Virgins
Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year
Steppin' Into Swing Society
The Stevedore's Serenade
Prologue To Black And Tan Fantasy
A Blues Serenade
The New Black And Tan Fantasy
Love In Swingtime
Riding On A Blue Note
Please Forgive Me
Lost In Meditation
Lambeth Walk
The Gal From Joe's
Skrontch
Hip Chic
Buffet Flat
Braggin' In Brass
Mighty Like The Blues
Dinah's In A Jam
Jazz Potpourri
You Gave Me The Gate (And I'm Swingin')
T. T. On Toast
Rose Of The Rio Grande
Battle Of Swing
Rose Of The Rio Grande [alternate take]
Blue Light
Pyramid
Blue Light [alternate take]
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
Boy Meets Horn
A Gypsy Without A Song
Slap Happy
Piano Reflections
Who Knows?
Retrospective
B Sharp Blues
Passion Flower
Dancers In Love
Reflections In D
Melancholia
Prelude to a Kiss
In a Sentimental Mood
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
All Too Soon
Janet
Kinda Dukish
Night Time
December Blue
Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (Original Broadway Cast)
Overture: Things Ain't What They Used to Be / Sophisticated Lady / Perdido
Music Is a Woman
Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Cotton Tail
Take the "A" Train
Solitude
Don't Get Around Much Anymore / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Something to Live For
Rockin' in Rhythm
In a Sentimental Mood
I'm Beginning to See the Light
Satin Doll / Just Squeeze Me
Echoes of Harlem
I'm Just a Lucky So-And-So
Imagine My Frustration
I'm Checking Out Goodbye / Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) / Mood Indigo
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Finale)
The Private Collection, Vol. 1: Studio Sessions: Chicago 1956
March 19th Blues
Feet Bone
Discontented
Jump for Joy
Just Scratchin the Surface
Prelude to a Kiss
Miss Lucy
Uncontrieved
Do Not Disturb
Love You Madly
Short Sheet Cluster
Moon Mist
Long Time Blues
A Broadway Extravaganza!
The Race / Starlight Express
All I Ask of You
Nothing Like You've Ever Known
Memory
Come Rain or Come Shine / Ridin' on the Moon / Right as the Rain / Two Ladies in the Shade of de Banana Tree / Push de Button
A Sleepin' Bee / It's Only a Paper Moon
Lover Come Back to Me
The Buttercup Willow Affair
I Got a Right to Sing the Blues / Mood Indigo
Another Hundred People / Fidgety Feet
Anyone Can Whistle / Our Love Is Here to Stay
A Parade in Town / Strike Up the Band
Music by Ellington & Bartók
Sonata for Solo Violin (1944): I. Tempo di ciaccona
Sonata for Solo Violin (1944): II. Fuga - Risoluto, non troppo vivo
Sonata for Solo Violin (1944): III. Melodia - Adagio
Sonata for Solo Violin (1944): IV. Presto
Mainly Black (from Black, Brown and Beige Suite, arr. Nigel Kenney): I. Introduction (feat. double bass: Alec Dankworth)
Mainly Black (from Black, Brown and Beige Suite, arr. Nigel Kenney): II. Come Sunday (feat. double bass: Alec Dankworth)
Mainly Black (from Black, Brown and Beige Suite, arr. Nigel Kenney): III. Work Song (feat. double bass: Alec Dankworth)
Mainly Black (from Black, Brown and Beige Suite, arr. Nigel Kenney): IV. The Blues (Mauve) (feat. double bass: Alec Dankworth)
Mainly Black (from Black, Brown and Beige Suite, arr. Nigel Kenney): V. Come Sunday (feat. double bass: Alec Dankworth)
Recollections of the Big Band Era
Minnie the Moocher
For Dancers Only
It's a Lonesome Old Town When You're Not Around
Cherokee
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Let's Get Together
I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
Chant of the Weed
Ciribiribin
Contrasts
Christopher Columbus
Auld Lang Syne
Tuxedo Junction
Smoke Rings
Artistry In Rhythm
The Waltz You Saved for Me
Woodchopper's Ball
Sentimental Journey
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
One O'Clock Jump
Goodbye
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Rhapsody in Blue
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Satin Doll
Mood Indigo
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I've Got To Be A Rugcutter
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Tulip Or Turnip
It's Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight
Poco Mucho
The Intimate Ellington
Moon Maiden
Edward the First
Symphonette
Intimate Interlude
Some Summer Fun
Layin' On Mellow
Elub
Tenz
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Sophisticted Lady
Edward the Second
Duke's Big 4
Cotton Tail
The Blues
The Hawk Talks
Prelude to a Kiss
Love You Madly
Just Squeeze Me (but Don't Tease Me)
Everything but You
Francis A. & Edward K.
Follow Me
Sunny
All I Need is the Girl
Indian Summer
I Like the Sunrise
Yellow Days
Poor Butterfly
Come Back to Me
The Far East Suite
Tourist Point of View
Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah)
Isfahan
Depk
Mount Harissa
Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues)
Agra
Amad
Ad Lib on Nippon
Au Temps Du Cotton Club
Jubilee Stomp
Crole Love Call
East St. Louis Toodle-OO
Black and Tan Fantasy
Hot and Bothered
Take It Easy
Cotton Club Stomp
Tiger Rag
Old Man Blues
Saratoga Swing
Wall Street Wail
Echoes of the Jungle
Doin the Voom Voom
Rocking in Rhythm
Ring Dem Belld
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
Limbo Jazz
Mood Indigo
Ray Charles' Place
Wanderlust
You Dirty Dog
Self Portrait (of the Bean)
The Jeep Is Jumpin'
The Ricitic
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
The Great Reunion
It Don't Mean a Thing
Solitude
I'm Beginning to See the Light
Just Squeeze Me
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
Azalea
Money Jungle
Money Jungle
Fleurette Africaine
Very Special
Warm Valley
Wig Wise
Solitude
Piano in the Foreground
I Can't Get Started
Cong-Go
Body and Soul
Blues for Jerry
Fontainebleau Forest
Summertime
It's Bad to Be Forgotten
A Hundred Dreams Ago
So
Searching (Pleading for Love)
Springtime in Africa
American Freedom
Duke's Place
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
Cottontail
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
The Beautiful American
Black and Tan Fantasy
Drop Me Off at Harlem
The Mooche
In a Mellow Tone
It Don't Mean a Thing
Solitude
I'm Beginning to See the Light
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
Azalea
Recording Together for the First Time
Duke's Place
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
Cottontail
Mood Indigo
Do Nuthin' Till You Hear From Me
The Beautiful American
Black and Tan Fantasy
The Mooche
In a Mellow Tone
Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues
Wabash Blues
Basin Street Blues
Beale Street Blues
Weary Blues
St. Louis Blues
Loveless Love
Royal Garden Blues
Side by Side
Stompy Jones
Squeeze Me
Big Shoe
Going Up
Just a Memory
Let's Fall in Love
Ruint
Bend One
You Need to Rock
Others
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Jubilee Stomp
There was Nobody Looking
The Creeper
Lush Life / Isfahan
Dancers in Love
Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: 2nd Movement
New World A' Comin'
Imagine My Frustration
Caravan
Jungle Nights in Harlem
Satin Doll (arr. Susan Gardner)
Goin' Nuts
Solitude
Cotton Club Stomp
Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: 4th Movement
Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: 3rd Movement
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
Satin Doll
Single Petal of a Rose
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 6 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 5 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 4 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 3 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 2 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
Caravan
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 8 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 1 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
The "C" Jam Blues, Part 7 (Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra)
I'm Just A Lucky So And So
The Mooche
Pot-Pourri Solo
Sophisticated Lady
Truckin'