Back to Back: Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges

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  

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
Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}

Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 120 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2008 Verve / Argo | 0602517621350 | Verve Originals Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Modern Big Band / Modern Creative

By the time Oliver Nelson and his big band had recorded Fantabulous in March of 1964 for Argo, the great composer, saxophonist, conductor, and arranger was a man about town in New York. He had released some truly classic dates of his own as a leader in smaller group forms – Blues and the Abstract Truth and Full Nelson among them – and had done arrangement work for everyone from Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Hodges, Nancy Wilson, Frank Wess, King Curtis, Etta Jones, Jimmy Smith, Jack Teagarden, Betty Carter, Billy Taylor, and Gene Ammons, to name more than a few. For Fantabulous, he took his working big band to Chicago for a gig sponsored by Daddy-O-Daylie, a famous local disc jockey.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Live in Cologne 1969 (2016)

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Live in Cologne 1969 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:08:58 | 160 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzline

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in Cologne. For the first time released featuring the soloists Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves to name a few. Including the Ellington Hits Take The A-Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady and many more.

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 - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 228 min | 522 MB
Label: Acrobat Music | Rel: 2013

Just about anything that is released by Duke Ellington is worth hearing, but this 3 disc set is important in that it covers a period of Ellingtonia that is rarely heard; when Hodges and others left the venerable band to pursue solo careers, leaving the leader to gather new artists and new sounds. Big Band jazz was no longer the “thing” as bebop and Rhythm and Blues were the big money makers. Still The Duke kept moving forward, bringing in Clarke Terry/tp, Paul Gonsalves/ts and Louie Bellson with his double bass drums to create some new sparks.
Duke Ellington And Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1963) [APO 2010] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Duke Ellington And Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1963/2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,29 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 880 MB
Analogue Productions Remaster 2010
Duke Ellington and Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961) [Reissue 2002] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington & Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961) [Reissue 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:23 minutes | Scans included | 2,35 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,53 GB
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Concert In The Virgin Islands (1965/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Concert In The Virgin Islands (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:22 minutes | 1,46 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

This lush, Caribbean-themed collection created a new standard for big band music. The recording includes four original compositions representing the “Virgin Island Suite” and new readings of classics from Ellington’s extensive repertoire. The pieces on this set are as impressive as the stellar line up of musicians including Cat Anderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Billy Strayhorn, among others. The inspired performances and textured nuances are captured with the highest fidelity.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Afro-Bossa (1963/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Duke Ellington - Afro-Bossa (1963/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:24 minutes | 1,4 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

The experimental Afro Bossa features Duke Ellington pushing his talented group to their limits. The jazz master tosses around the forms he knows so well. Other players include Cat Anderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, and Cootie Williams. There is plenty of cornet, violin and plunger-muted trumpets.