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Listen Duke Ellington: 'Duke Ellington & John Coltrane'

August 1, 2001 – Ellington hooked up with the John Coltrane Quartet to record an album to highlight his own songs.

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Listen Duke Ellington: 'The Duke at His Best'

August 1, 2001 – The album includes the best from the most important composer in the history of jazz.

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Listen Duke Ellington: 'Such Sweet Thunder'

August 1, 2001 – Based on the Bard's plays and sonnets, the album brings Lady Macbeth to life as a ragtime melody.

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Legendary big band leader and jazz pianist Duke Ellington.

Read 'Mood Indigo'

November 6, 2000 – Ellington's unique instrumentation on this standard is an example of his subtle sophistication.

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Listen 'Take The A Train'

June 12, 2000 – "Take the 'A' Train" started the lasting collaboration between Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington.

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