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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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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman H... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins

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...and His Mother Called Him B... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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

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Money Jungle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Money Jungle Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Charles Mingus

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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, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

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Such Sweet Thunder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Masterpieces by Ellington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Masterpieces by Ellington Duke Ellington

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

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

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The Nutcracker Suite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
The Nutcracker Suite Duke Ellington

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Side by Side is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Side by Side Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges

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Blues in Orbit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Blues in Orbit Duke Ellington

The Best John Lee Hooker Albums of All Time

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

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The Great Paris Concert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse Duke Ellington

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Francis A. & Edward K. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Francis A. & Edward K. Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington

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First Time! The Count Meets th... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke Count Basie, Duke Ellington

The Best Rock Vocalists

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The Complete Ellington Indigos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Ellington Indigos Mel Tormé, Duke Ellington, Frances Faye

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Ella at Duke's Place is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Ella at Duke's Place Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald

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This One's for Blanton! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
This One's for Blanton! Ray Brown, Duke Ellington

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New Orleans Suite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
New Orleans Suite Duke Ellington

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Black, Brown and Beige is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Piano Reflections is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Back to Back: Duke Ellington a... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges

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Newport 1958 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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The Duke Plays Ellington: Pian... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Afro-Bossa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Afro-Bossa Duke Ellington

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Black, Brown and Beige is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Such Sweet Thunder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Black, Brown and Beige is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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The Intimacy of the Blues is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

The Best Episodes of The Americans

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Liberian Suite - A Tone Parall... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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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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The Great Reunion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
The Great Reunion Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington

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Duke Ellington's Third Sacred ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Jazz Party is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

Jordan Harbinger's Tips on Being a Better Host

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Concert of Sacred Music is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Together for the First Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Second Sacred Concert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Second Sacred Concert Duke Ellington

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Take the Holiday Train is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Take the Holiday Train The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra

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Piano in the Foreground is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Piano in the Foreground Duke Ellington

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Duke's Big 4 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Duke's Big 4 Duke Ellington

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Live at the Newport Jazz Festi... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Ellington ‘55 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Ellington ‘55 Duke Ellington

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Ellington '66 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time
Ellington '66 Duke Ellington

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time

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Four Symphonic Works by Duke E... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Duke Ellington Albums of All Time