Grade List: Duke Ellington

  1. Duke Ellington: The Washingtonians (1924-1926 [2019], Squatty Roo) B
  2. Duke Ellington: The Bubber Miley Era: 1924-1929 (1924-1929 [2003], Jazz Legends) A+
  3. Duke Ellington: Volume 1, 1926-1929: Mrs Clinkscales to the Cotton Club (1924-1929 [2005], JSP) A-
  4. Duke Ellington: Flaming Youth (1927-1929 [1969], RCA) A+
  5. Duke Ellington: The Okeh Ellington (1927-1930 [1991], Columbia) A-
  6. Duke Ellington: Early Ellington (1926-1931 [1994], Decca) A+
  7. Duke Ellington: The Best of Early Ellington (1926-1931 [1996], Decca) A+
  8. Duke Ellington: Jungle Nights in Harlem (1927-1932 [1991], RCA/Bluebird) A-
  9. Duke Ellington: Early Ellington (1927-1934 [1989], RCA) A+
  10. Duke Ellington: Jubilee Stomp (1928-1934 [1992], RCA) A-
  11. Duke Ellington: Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year (1938 [1989], Portrait) B+
  12. Duke Ellington: The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 1 (1934-1938 [1991], Columbia) A-
  13. Duke Ellington: The Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2 (1938-1939 [1991], Columbia) A-
  14. Duke Ellington: In a Mellotone (1940 [1995], RCA) A-
  15. Duke Ellington: Fargo, North Dakota, November 7, 1940 (1940 [1990], Vintage Jazz Classics) A
  16. Duke Ellington: The Great Ellington Units (1940-1941 [1988], RCA) A
  17. Duke Ellington: Take the "A" Train (1941 [1990], Vintage Jazz Classics) B
  18. Duke Ellington: The Centennial Collection (1927-1941 [2004], Bluebird) B+(**)
  19. Duke Ellington: The Blanton-Webster Band (1939-1942 [1986], RCA 74321) A
  20. Duke Ellington: Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band (1940-1942 [2003], Bluebird) A+
  21. Duke Ellington: The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts January 1943 (1943, Prestige) B
  22. Duke Ellington: The Indispensible Duke Ellington and the Small Groups, Vol. 9/10 (1940-1946 [1993], RCA) A
  23. Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady (1940-1946 [1996], RCA) A-
  24. Duke Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige (1944-1946 [1988], RCA) A-
  25. Duke Ellington: Swing Legends: 24 Classic Hits [Robert Parker Classic Years in Digital Stereo] (1929-1947 [2001], Nimbus) A
  26. Duke Ellington [Billy Strayhorn]: Great Times! Piano Duets (1950, Riverside OJC) B+(*)
  27. Duke Ellington: Live in Zurich, Switzerland 2.5.1950 (1950 [2007], TCB) B+(***)
  28. Duke Ellington: Masterpieces by Ellington (1950-1951 [2004], Columbia/Legacy) A-
  29. Duke Ellington: Uptown (1951, Columbia) B+
  30. Duke Ellington: Ellington Uptown (1947-1952 [2004], Columbia/Legacy) A
  31. Duke Ellington: The 1952 Seattle Concert (1952 [1995], Bluebird) B
  32. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1927-1928 (1927, Classics) B+(***)
  33. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1928 (1928 [1990], Classics) B+(***)
  34. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1928-1929 (1928-1929 [1990], Classics) A-
  35. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1929 (1929 [1991], Classics) B+(***)
  36. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1929-1930 (1929-1930 [1991], Classics) B+(***)
  37. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1930 (1930 [1991], Classics) A-
  38. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1930 Volume 2 (1930 [1991], Classics) A-
  39. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1930-1931 (1930-1931 [1991], Classics) B+(***)
  40. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1931-1932 (1931-1932 [1991], Classics) A-
  41. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1932-1933 (1932-1933 [1992], Classics) B+(***)
  42. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1933 (1933 [1992], Classics) B+(***)
  43. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1933-1935 (1933, Classics) B+(***)
  44. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1936-1937 (1936-1937 [1992], Classics) B+(***)
  45. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1937 (1937, Classics) B+
  46. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1937 Volume 2 (1937, Classics) A-
  47. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1938 (1938 [1993], Classics) B+(***)
  48. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1938, Vol. 2 (1938, Classics) B+(***)
  49. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1938 Vol. 3 (1938 [1993], Classics) A-
  50. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1939 (1939 [1994], Classics) B+(***)
  51. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1939-1940 (1939, Classics) B+(***)
  52. Duke Ellington: The Chronological Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, 1950 (1950 [2001], Classics) B+(**)
  53. Duke Ellington: Piano Reflections (1953 [1989], Capitol) B+
  54. Duke Ellington: The Complete Capitol Recordings of Duke Ellington (1953-1955 [1995], Mosaic) B+
  55. Duke Ellington: Such Sweet Thunder (1955-1956 [1999], Columbia/Legacy) A-
  56. Duke Ellington: Historically Speaking: The Duke (1956, Bethlehem) B+(*)
  57. Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington Presents . . . (1956, Bethlehem) B+(**)
  58. Duke Ellington: Ellington at Newport (1956, Columbia) A+
  59. Duke Ellington: Ellington at Newport 1956 (Complete) (1956 [1999], Columbia/Legacy) A
  60. Duke Ellington: A Drum Is a Woman (1956 [1957], Columbia) B-
  61. Duke Ellington: Ellington Indigos (1957 [1989], Columbia) B-
  62. Duke Ellington: Live at the 1957 Stratford Festival (1957, Music & Arts) B
  63. Duke Ellington: At the Bal Masque (1958 [1959], Columbia) B
  64. Duke Ellington's Spacemen: The Cosmic Scene (1958 [2007], Mosaic) B+(***)
  65. Duke Ellington: Live at Newport 1958 (1958 [1994], Columbia) B+
  66. Duke Ellington: At the Alhambra: Recorded in Paris, 1958 (1958 [2002], Pablo) A-
  67. Duke Ellington [Mahalia Jackson]: Black, Brown and Beige (1958, Columbia) B-
  68. Duke Ellington [Johnny Hodges]: Back to Back (1958, Verve) A
  69. Duke Ellington: Blues in Orbit (1958-1959 [2004], Columbia/Legacy) A
  70. Duke Ellington: Jazz Party (1959 [1991], Columbia) A-
  71. Duke Ellington: Anatomy of a Murder (1959 [1991], Rykodisc) A-
  72. Duke Ellington [Johnny Hodges]: Side by Side (1958, Verve) A
  73. Duke Ellington: Festival Session (1959 [2004], Columbia/Legacy) A-
  74. Duke Ellington: Three Suites (1960 [1990], Columbia) B+
  75. Duke Ellington: At the Bal Masque [Bonus Tracks] (1958-1960 [2011], Essential Jazz Classics) B+(*)
  76. Duke Ellington: Unknown Session (1960, Columbia) B
  77. Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo (1928-1960 [1991], Columbia) A-
  78. Duke Ellington: 16 Most Requested Songs (1932-1960 [1994], Columbia) B+
  79. Duke Ellington: Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Duke Ellington (1927-1960 [2000], Columbia/Legacy) A-
  80. Duke Ellington: The Essential Duke Ellington (1927-1960 [2005], Columbia/Legacy) A-
  81. Duke Ellington: Piano in the Foreground (1957-1961 [2004], Columbia/Legacy) B+
  82. Duke Ellington: Piano in the Background (1960-1961 [2004], Columbia/Legacy) B+
  83. Duke Ellington [Count Basie]: First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961, Columbia/Legacy) B+(***)
  84. Duke Ellington [Charles Mingus, Max Roach]: Money Jungle (1962 [1987], Blue Note) A
  85. Duke Ellington: Featuring Paul Gonsalves (1962 [1991], Fantasy/OJC) A-
  86. Duke Ellington [Coleman Hawkins]: Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962 [1995], Impulse) A+
  87. Duke Ellington [John Coltrane]: Duke Ellington and John Coltrane (1962 [1988], Impulse) A-
  88. Duke Ellington: Meets Coleman Hawkins / And John Coltrane (1962 [2011], Impulse) A
  89. Duke Ellington: The Duke: The Essential Collection 1927-1962 (1927-1962 [2000], Columbia/Legacy) A-
  90. Duke Ellington: Recollections of the Big Band Era (1962-1963 [1989], Atlantic) A-
  91. Duke Ellington: The Great Paris Concert (1963 [1973], Atlantic) A-
  92. Duke Ellington: Afro-Bossa (1962-1963 [1982], Discovery) A
  93. Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington's My People (1963 [1964], Contact) B+(**)
  94. Duke Ellington: In the Uncommon Market (1963 [1986], Pablo) B+(***)
  95. Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music (1965 [1966], RCA) B+(*)
  96. Duke Ellington: Soul Call (1966 [1999], Verve) B+(**)
  97. Duke Ellington [Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler]: The Duke at Tanglewood (1966, RCA Victor Red Seal) B+(**)
  98. Duke Ellington: The Popular Duke Ellington (1966 [1967], RCA Victor) A-
  99. Duke Ellington: The Far East Suite: Special Mix (1966 [1995], RCA) A+
  100. Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington's Far East Suite (1966 [2003], Bluebird) A+
  101. Duke Ellington: In Coventry, 1966 (1966 [2018], Storyville) B
  102. Duke Ellington: Berlin '65 / Paris '67 (1965-1967 [1997], Pablo) B+(***)
  103. Duke Ellington: . . . And His Mother Called Him Bill (1967 [1987], RCA) A
  104. Duke Ellington: The Jaywalker (1966-1967 [2004], Storyville) B+
  105. Duke Ellington: Solos, Duets and Trios (1932-1967 [1990], RCA Bluebird) B+(***)
  106. Duke Ellington [Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson]: The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World (1967 [1975], 1990), Pablo) B+(***)
  107. Duke Ellington: Beyond Category (1927-1967 [1994], RCA) A
  108. Duke Ellington: 1969 All-Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington (1969 [2002], Blue Note) B+(***)
  109. Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert (1969 [1995], Blue Note) B+(***)
  110. Duke Ellington: The Intimacy of the Blues (1967-1970 [1991], Fantasy OJC) B+
  111. Duke Ellington: Latin American Suite (1967-1970 [1990], Fantasy OJC) A
  112. Duke Ellington: New Orleans Suite (1970, Atlantic) B+
  113. Duke Ellington: The Conny Plank Session (1970 [2015], Grönland) B+(**)
  114. Duke Ellington: The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (1971 [1991], Fantasy/OJC) A-
  115. Duke Ellington: Uppsala 1971 (1971 [2019], Storyville) B+(**)
  116. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Volume One: Studio Sessions, Chicago, 1956 (1956 [1987], SAJA) A-
  117. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Volume Two: Dance Concerts, California, 1958 (1958 [1988], Saja) A-
  118. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Volume Three: Studio Sessions, New York, 1962 (1962 [1988], SAJA) B+
  119. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Volume Four: Studio Sessions, New York, 1963 (1963 [1989], SAJA) B+
  120. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Volume Five: The Suites, New York, 1968 & 1970 (1968, SAJA) A-
  121. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection Volume Six: Dance Dates, California, 1958 (1958 [1989], Saja) B+(***)
  122. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Volume Seven: Studio Sessions, 1957 & 1962 (1957-1962 [1989], Saja) B+(***)
  123. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection: Volume Eight, Studio Sessions, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, San Francisco, Chicago, New York (1957-1967 [1989], Saja) B+(**)
  124. Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Volume Nine: Studio Sessions, New York, 1968 (1968 [1989], SAJA) B+
  125. Duke Ellington: The Ellington Suites: The Queen's Suite/The Goutelas Suite/The Uwis (1959-1972 [2013], Fantasy/OJC) B+(*)
  126. Duke Ellington: Up in Duke's Workshop (1969-1972 [1979], 1990, Pablo/OJC) A-
  127. Duke Ellington: Live at the Whitney (1972, Impulse) B-
  128. Duke Ellington [Ray Brown]: This One's for Blanton (1972-1973 [2000], Pablo/OJC) B+(***)
  129. Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington in Sweden 1973 (1973 [1999], Caprice) B+(**)
  130. Duke Ellington: The Duke's Big 4 (1973 [1974], Pablo) B+(**)
  131. Duke Ellington: Highlights from the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (1927-1973) (1927-1973 [2000], RCA) B+

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