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Albums The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time  

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Duke Ellington is one of the best jazz artists of all time. List of the best Duke Ellington albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Duke Ellington discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Duke Ellington albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Duke Ellington singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Duke Ellington album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Duke Ellington album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Duke Ellington album of all time?" or "What are the top Duke Ellington albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List is made up of many different albums, including Ella at Duke's Place and The Complete Porgy and Bess.

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...and His Mother Called Him B... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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31 11
Money Jungle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Charles Mingus

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20 3
The Far East Suite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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16 2
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman H... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins

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18 4
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

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19 6
Masterpieces by Ellington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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19 7
Such Sweet Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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16 5
Ellington Uptown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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14 6
Blues in Orbit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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7 1
First Time! The Count Meets th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Count Basie, Duke Ellington

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8 2
The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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9 3
New Orleans Suite is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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12 6
Indigos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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8 3
The Nutcracker Suite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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9 4
Side by Side is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges

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11 6
The Great Paris Concert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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9 4
Jazz Party is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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5 1
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald

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8 5
The Complete Ellington Indigos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Mel Tormé, Duke Ellington, Frances Faye

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8 5
Ella at Duke's Place is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald

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6 3
Black, Brown and Beige is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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5 2
Afro-Bossa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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5 2
Francis A. & Edward K. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington

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7 5
This One's for Blanton! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Ray Brown, Duke Ellington

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5 3
Piano Reflections is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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4 2
Back to Back: Duke Ellington a... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges

27
3 1
Newport 1958 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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2 0
Liberian Suite - A Tone Parall... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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2 0
Such Sweet Thunder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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3 2
The Duke Plays Ellington: Pian... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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3 2
Ellington ‘55 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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2 1
Latin American Suite is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
Take the Holiday Train is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra

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1 0
Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
Black, Brown and Beige is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
Jazz Party is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
Concert of Sacred Music is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
The Great Reunion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington

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1 0
Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
Second Sacred Concert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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1 0
Together for the First Time is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
Black, Brown and Beige is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
The Intimacy of the Blues is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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1 0
Duke Ellington's Third Sacred ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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3 3
Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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3 3
The Ellington Suites is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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3 3
Duke's Big 4 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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3 3
Anatomy of a Murder [motion pi... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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3 3
Piano in the Foreground is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington

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3 3
Live at the Newport Jazz Festi... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time