One of the greatest composers of the 20th century, and the leader for 50 years of a band that became the greatest of all jazz orchestras.
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Masterpieces by Ellington 1951 Masterpieces by Ellington Legacy / Columbia
 
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The Seattle Concert 1952 The Seattle Concert RCA
 
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The 1953 Pasadena Concert 1953 The 1953 Pasadena Concert GNP / Crescendo
 
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Duke Ellington Plays the Blues 1953 Duke Ellington Plays the Blues RCA
 
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Ellington Uptown 1953 Ellington Uptown Sony Music Distribution
 
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Premiered by Ellington 1953 Premiered by Ellington Capitol
 
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Dance to the Duke! 1954 Dance to the Duke! Capitol
 
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The Duke Plays Ellington [Capitol] 1954 The Duke Plays Ellington [Capitol] Capitol / Universal
 
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Duke Ellington Plays 1954 Duke Ellington Plays Allegro Corporation
 
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Ellington '55 1954 Ellington '55 Capitol / Blue Note
 
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Duke's Mixture 1955 Duke's Mixture Columbia
 
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Ellington Showcase 1955 Ellington Showcase Capitol
 
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The Duke and His Men 1955 The Duke and His Men RCA
 
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Al Hibbler with the Duke 1956 Al Hibbler with the Duke Columbia
 
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A Drum Is a Woman 1956 A Drum Is a Woman TriStar Music
 
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Duke Ellington and the Buck Clayton All-Stars at Newport 1956 Duke Ellington and the Buck Clayton All-Stars at Newport Columbia
 
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Duke Ellington and the Buck Clayton All-Stars at Newport, Vol. 2 1956 Duke Ellington and the Buck Clayton All-Stars at Newport, Vol. 2 Columbia
 
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Historically Speaking: The Duke 1956 Historically Speaking: The Duke Bethlehem Music Company, Inc. / Rhino
 
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Ella Fitzgerald/The Duke Ellington Songbook 1957 Ella Fitzgerald/The Duke Ellington Songbook Verve
 
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Indigos 1957 Indigos Columbia
 
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Such Sweet Thunder 1957 Such Sweet Thunder Columbia
 
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Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque 1958 Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque
 
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The Cosmic Scene: Duke Ellington's Spacemen 1958 The Cosmic Scene: Duke Ellington's Spacemen Mosaic Select
 
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Newport 1958 1958 Newport 1958 Mosaic Singles / Mosaic
 
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Black, Brown and Beige 1958 Black, Brown and Beige Disconforme / Essential Jazz
 
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Festival Session 1959 Festival Session Legacy / Columbia
 
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Side by Side 1959 Side by Side PolyGram
 
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Anatomy of a Murder [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 1959 Anatomy of a Murder [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Legacy / Sony Music Distribution
 
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Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues 1959 Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues Verve
 
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Jazz Party 1959 Jazz Party Columbia
 
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The Nutcracker Suite 1960 The Nutcracker Suite
 
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Blues in Orbit 1960 Blues in Orbit Columbia
 
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Duke Ellington: Three Suites 1960 Duke Ellington: Three Suites Legacy / Sony BMG
 
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Peer Gynt Suite/Suite Thursday 1960 Peer Gynt Suite/Suite Thursday
 
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Piano in the Background 1960 Piano in the Background Legacy / Columbia
 
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Swinging Suites by Edward E. & Edward G. 1960 Swinging Suites by Edward E. & Edward G. Columbia
 
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Paris Blues/Anatomy Of A Murder 1961 Paris Blues/Anatomy Of A Murder United Artists Records
 
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First Time! The Count Meets the Duke 1961 First Time! The Count Meets the Duke Columbia
 
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Recording Together for the First Time 1961 Recording Together for the First Time Parlophone / Roulette Records
 
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All American 1962 All American
 
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves 1962 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves Original Jazz Classics
 
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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins 1962 Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins Analogue Productions / APO (Analogue Production Originals)
 
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Midnight in Paris 1962 Midnight in Paris TriStar Music
 
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Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session 1963 Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session Wounded Bird
 
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Money Jungle 1963 Money Jungle Blue Note
 
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Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? 1963 Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? Collectables
 
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The Great Paris Concert [Atlantic] 1963 The Great Paris Concert [Atlantic] Atlantic
 
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Afro-Bossa 1963 Afro-Bossa Musicraft
 
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My People 1963 My People Boplicity
 
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The Symphonic Ellington 1963 The Symphonic Ellington Collectables
 
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Daybreak Express 1964 Daybreak Express
 
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Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins 1964 Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins Collectables
 
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Ellington '65 1964 Ellington '65 Collectables
 
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Hits of the Sixties: This Time by Ellington 1964 Hits of the Sixties: This Time by Ellington Reprise
 
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Concert in the Virgin Islands 1965 Concert in the Virgin Islands Collectables
 
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The Duke at Tanglewood 1965 The Duke at Tanglewood Classic Records / Classics
 
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Jumpin' Punkins 1965 Jumpin' Punkins
 
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Duke Ellington (1966) 1965 Duke Ellington (1966) Reprise
 
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Ella at Duke's Place 1965 Ella at Duke's Place Verve / Polygram
 
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Orchestral Works 1966 Orchestral Works MCA
 
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Soul Call 1966 Soul Call Universal / Universal Music
 
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Sacred Music 1966 Sacred Music Status (UK)
 
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Serenade to Sweden 1966 Serenade to Sweden Real Gone Music
 
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The Popular Duke Ellington 1967 The Popular Duke Ellington BMG
 
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Johnny Come Lately 1967 Johnny Come Lately
 
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Francis A. & Edward K. 1967 Francis A. & Edward K. Reprise
 
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...And His Mother Called Him Bill 1967 ...And His Mother Called Him Bill RCA
 
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Duke Ellington's Far East Suite 1967 Duke Ellington's Far East Suite Bluebird
 
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Ella & Duke at the Côte D'Azur 1967 Ella & Duke at the Côte D'Azur PolyGram
 
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North of the Border in Canada 1967 North of the Border in Canada ACD
 
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Yale Concert 1968 Yale Concert Fantasy
 
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Second Sacred Concert 1968 Second Sacred Concert Prestige
 
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Pretty Woman 1969 Pretty Woman
 
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Latin American Suite 1970 Latin American Suite Fantasy
 
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New Orleans Suite 1970 New Orleans Suite Atlantic
 
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The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse 1971 The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse Decca
 
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Togo Brava Suite 1971 Togo Brava Suite Blue Note
 
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This One's for Blanton 1972 This One's for Blanton Original Jazz Classics / Universal
 
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Up in Duke's Workshop 1972 Up in Duke's Workshop Original Jazz Classics
 
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Eastbourne Performance 1973 Eastbourne Performance BMG
 
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Collages 1973 Collages Motor
 
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The World of Duke Ellington, Vol. 2 [LP] 1975 The World of Duke Ellington, Vol. 2 [LP] Columbia
 
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Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert 1975 Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert RCA
 
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Music Is My Mistress 1989 Music Is My Mistress Musicmasters
 
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American Songbook Series: Duke Ellington 1993 American Songbook Series: Duke Ellington Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Smithsonian Records
 
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Mood Indigo: Capitol Sings Duke Ellington 1994 Mood Indigo: Capitol Sings Duke Ellington Capitol
 
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Play On [Original Broadway Cast] 1997 Play On [Original Broadway Cast] Varèse Sarabande / Varese
 
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Jazz Hits, Vol. 1 1998 Jazz Hits, Vol. 1 Valmark / Columbia River Entertainment Group
 
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Famed Fieldcup Concert 2002 Famed Fieldcup Concert Tetco
 
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Duke Ellington: Queenie Pie 2010 Duke Ellington: Queenie Pie Longhorn / Longhorn Music
 
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Chaise Lounge: Symphony Lounge 2010 Chaise Lounge: Symphony Lounge Big Round Records
 
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Paris Blues [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 2012 Paris Blues [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Wax Time
 
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Assault On a Queen [Music from the Motion Picture] 2016 Assault On a Queen [Music from the Motion Picture] Dragon's Domain Records
 
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That's Life: Nicole Herzog Meets Don Menza 2017 That's Life: Nicole Herzog Meets Don Menza MGB Jazz
 
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& His Orchestra & His Orchestra
 
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