Back to Back: Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [Analogue Productions '2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:46 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front cover | 897 MB

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 - Back To Back (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Back To Back (1959) [Analogue Productions 2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,34 GB
or DSD64 files (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 46:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,17 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 973 MB
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 - 1938 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 3, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 (1993)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 700)

1938 was a very busy year for Duke Ellington in the recording studios, whether making classics with his big band or being the pianist and organizer of sessions allegedly led by his sidemen. This disc has plenty of big-band sides and combo dates led by clarinetist Barney Bigard, trumpeter Cootie Williams, and altoist Johnny Hodges. Most notable among the selections are "Stepping Into Swing Society," "Echoes of Harlem," "The Gal From Joe's," "I Let a Song Go out of My Heart," and "Jeep's Blues," but there are no throwaways among these three-minute gems.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 9, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 726)

Duke Ellington's very busy year of 1938 resulted in enough music (counting small group dates led by his sidemen) to fill up more than three CDs. This disc has big-band dates plus outings headed by Cootie Williams and Johnny Hodges. Although 1939-1942 is often thought of as the peak of Ellington's career, his output from 1938 was very impressive too. Among the high points of the sessions on this CD (which feature such soloists as trumpeter Cootie Williams, cornetist Rex Stewart, trombonists Lawrence Brown and Tricky Sam Nanton, altoist Johnny Hodges, clarinetist Barney Bigard, baritonist Harry Carney, and Duke on piano) are "Love in Swingtime," "Prelude to a Kiss," "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," "Mighty Like the Blues," "Battle of Swing," and "Hodge Podge."

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1937 Vol. 2 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 1, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1937 Vol. 2 (1993)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1937 Vol. 2 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 687)

During the period covered by this CD, the Duke Ellington Orchestra recorded nine performances (including vocal and instrumental versions of "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm") while combos led by Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Rex Stewart, and Cootie Williams that were mostly filled with Ellington all-stars accounted for 14 other selections. Duke was overseeing everything while letting his star sidemen stretch out, and the result was a steady stream of fresh and high-quality recordings that both fit into the mainstream of swing and stood apart from other bands. Among the more memorable selections on this set (which contains quite a few obscurities) are "The Back Room Romp," "Tea and Trumpets," the remarkable "Harmony in Harlem," and the original versions of "Diminuendo in Blue" and "Crescendo in Blue."