Back to Back: Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 46:15 minutes | 1,28 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 46:15 minutes | 897 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1959 Verve record is a collaboration between Ellington and saxophonist Johnny Hodges. Hodges takes the lead on most of the tracks, backed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on piano and well-known jazz musicians like Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Jo Jones.
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:13 minutes | 2,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A follow-up album to Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues. Ellington takes the back seat to saxophonist Hodges in this jam session album, only playing in three of the nine tracks. The album features Hodges, a prominent member of Ellington's legendary band, backed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on piano among other notable musicians. The ablum includes works, "Let's Fall in Love," "Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)," and "Going Up".

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Back To Back  Music

Posted by karfaks at April 13, 2008
Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Back To Back

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Back To Back
APE+CUE | 285 MB | mp3 320kbps | 114 MB

VA – Verve Jazz’ Best (Comp. 1991) (2-CD) (Repost)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at March 22, 2010
VA – Verve Jazz’ Best (Comp. 1991) (2-CD) (Repost)

VA – Verve Jazz’ Best (Comp. 1991) (2-CD) (Repost)
Verve | Comp. 1991 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 837+20Mb

A recommendable 2 disc compilation from Verve that you will appreciate for the many highlights. For those who want to get into the classic jazz (at last) it's the ultimate opportunity to give it a try !!
Various Artists – Verve Jazz’ Best (Comp. 1991) (Verve) (2-CD)

Various Artists – Verve Jazz’ Best (Comp. 1991) (Verve) (2-CD)
Comp. 1991 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 422Mb+415Mb+20Mb

A recommendable 2 disc compilation from Verve that you will appreciate for the many highlights. For those who want to get into the classic 50's and 60's jazz (at last) it's the ultimate opportunity to give it a try !!
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:15 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring many of the tunes associated with his orchestra rerecorded in 1966 and released on the RCA label in 1967.

Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 19, 2016
Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)

Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 390 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 177 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 64 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Vocal | Status #DSTS 1013

This 1966 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles features sets by Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, with the source evidently being a soundboard tape. His star soloists consistently shine, especially tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves in the flag-waver "Soul Call" and the ballad "In a Sentimental Mood" (the latter usually a feature for Johnny Hodges). Cootie Williams' brash trumpet is showcased in "Take the 'A' Train," while high-note specialist Cat Anderson squeals in his "Prowling Cat." The drums are a bit too prominent in the mix, the sound is a bit muddy in places, and the microphone does not always pick up the leader's spoken…
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) [Remastered 1999]

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Such Sweet Thunder (1957) [Remastered 1999]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 440 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Big Band, Swing | Label ~ Columbia Records/Legacy CK 65568

The 1999 reissue of this album marks a total reconstruction and rethinking of the original LP, and such a complete break from the original album that its story could fill a book. Such Sweet Thunder was originally announced as a stereo and mono release, but only showed up in mono thanks to the technical problems inherent in early stereo in creating a concert-like ambience in which the performance seemed continuous. ~ AllMusic
Duke Ellington - And His Mother Called Him Bill (1987) (Remastered 2002)

Duke Ellington - And His Mother Called Him Bill (1987) (Remastered 2002)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 420 Mb
Label ~ RCA

When Billy Strayhorn died of cancer in 1967, Duke Ellington was devastated. His closest friend and arranger had left his life full of music and memories. As a tribute, Ellington and his orchestra almost immediately began recording a tribute to Strayhorn, using the late arranger's own compositions and charts. The album features well-known and previously unrecorded Strayhorn tunes that showcased his range, versatility, and, above all, the quality that Ellington admired him most for: his sensitivity to all of the timbral, tonal, and color possibilities an orchestra could bring to a piece of music. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Latin American Suite (1970 / 1991)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Latin American Suite (1970)
EAC RIP | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG / 255 MB | Full Covers | MP3 - CBR 320 Kbps / 93 MB
Jazz, Latin Jazz, Big Band
Original Release Date: Jan 7, 1970 | Remastered Audio CD: Jul 01, 1991 | Label: Original Jazz Classics (OJC20 469-2)

Duke Ellington always absorbed influences from the music he heard as he toured the world, and The Latin American Suite is no exception. Written during his first tour of Central and South America in 1968, Ellington premiered several of the pieces during concerts in the Southern hemisphere, though he didn't record it until returning to the U.S., with one piece ("Tina") being recorded separately over a year after the other tracks. "Oclupaca" is an exotic opener showcasing Paul Gonsalves' robust tenor, while Ellington gets in an Oriental kick during his driving blues "Chico Cuadradino" (jointly written with his son Mercer). Ellington is in a jaunty mood in his bossa nova "Eque," which spotlights both Johnny Hodges and Gonsalves. The infectious "Latin American Sunshine" is buoyed by Harry Carney's sonorous baritone sax and trombonist Lawrence Brown's solo. It's a shame that Ellington chose not to keep any of these originals in his repertoire once work was completed on this album.