Analogue Productions (Verve)
DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download
Cover art and liner notes included
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.
"I really think that the people who are willing to lay down their money for these reissues are going to get something really outstanding." — George Marino, Sterling Sound engineer, commenting on Analogue Productions' Verve 25-title reissue series.
One of the giants of the alto saxophone, Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1928 up to Hodges' death in 1970. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his long career - one of his '50s outfits included a young John Coltrane - but history remembers Hodges for his virtuosic sidemanship, particularly his sensitive rendering of ballads.
Originally released in 1958.
|1. I Didn't Know About You|
|2. Cool Your Motor|
|3. Gone With The Wind|
|4. Honey Hill|
|6. Don't Take Your Love From Me|
|7. Saturday Afternoon Blues|
|8. Satin Doll|
|9. Reeling and Rocking|