Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
Listeners' Top 100: Jazz
The Top 100 Jazz tracks, as rated by you
Big Band Delights
Swing to the classic Big Band sound
Old School Jazz
Pre-bop -- the very roots of Jazz
The rich art of Jazz: classic and modern, vocal and instrumental
Only the very finest Jazz of all time
Jazz and the Black Experience
Spirituals, protest songs,
and music that highlights the African roots of Jazz
Melodies & Memories plus Country
Easy listening pop classics with a touch of '50s Country
Melodies & Memories
Easy listening pop from the '50s and '60s
On stage recordings of Jazz greats
Post-bop, free jazz, and early fusion
25 Greatest Jazz Standards
Lots of versions of 25 tunes in every musician's repertoire
Swing was king, but dethroned by the unstoppable force of bebop
The golden age of bebop, hard bop, and cool jazz
Top 50 Jazz Albums of All Time
Every track from the landmark LPs of Jazz history
Billie Holiday Centennial
For the 100th anniversary of her birth, lots of versions of songs made legendary by Lady Day
Instrument: Piano Jazz
The evolution of the Jazz piano
Blue Note Records
The recorded legacy of Jazz music’s greatest record company
Jazz Versions Broadway
Broadway compositions by Porter, Gershwin, Sondheim, more
The Music of World War II
Songs from, and inspired by, wartime America... plus historical recordings!
Porter, Gershwin, Sondheim, and more, performed by Jazz legends
Out to the Ball Game
Baseball has returned! Celebrate opening day with stadium anthems and fun songs about our nationa...
Cocktail Jazz Trio
Great Jazz trios playing tasteful arrangements of time-tested standards
1920s & '30s Jazz
Swing, ragtime, and jazz from the Jazz Age!
The timeless music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Compositions by Ellington's right-hand man, Billy Strayhorn
Nothin' But the Blues
Jazz interpretations of the classic twelve bar blues
Straight Ahead Jazz
The 'lingua franca' of the jam session: 4/4 time and walking bass
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