Label:

Verve

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
XUNI32661F192
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

FLAC 192kHz/24bit Download



FLAC 192kHz/24bit Download

Canada Eligible


Total download size: 2.06GB

Cover art included, liner notes not included

When Norman Granz signed Johnny Hodges to a recording contract in 1951, it was a prelude to Hodges' leaving the Duke Ellington orchestra to lead his own small band. Four years later Hodges was back in the Ellington fold, but he continued to record for Granz under his own name. Side By Side, recorded in 1958 and 1959, is a throwback to the small-group sessions Ellington recorded with Hodges and other members of his orchestra in the Thirties, but with a couple of important differences: the absence of Ellington himself on several cuts (with Billy Strayhorn taking over on piano), and the presence of such notable non-Ellingtonians as drummer Jo Jones and trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison.

Originally released in 1959.

Duke Ellington, piano
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Lawrence Brown, trombone
Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Al Hall, bass
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Jo Jones, drums
Wendell Marshall, bass
Les Spann, flute, guitar
Billy Strayhorn, piano
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone



1. Stompy Jones
2. Squeeze Me
3. Big Shoe
4. Going Up
5. Just a Memory
6. Let's Fall in Love
7. Ruint
8. Bend One
9. You Need to Rock

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

The Duke at play

posted on 06/03/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Marko
The soundstage is simple and analog tape hiss is revealed at track finish. Nonetheless, this one of my absolute favorite recordings. Great presence and vitality, rewarding of high fidelity gear, and a lot of fun musically.


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