Johnny Hodges Big Band

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.
Southside Johnny with LaBamba's Big Band - Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits (2008) {Blue Harp Inc.}

Southside Johnny with LaBamba's Big Band - Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits (2008) {Blue Harp Inc.}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 421 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Blue Harp Inc. / Evangeline Records | GELM 4200
Rock / Bar Band / Progressive Big Band / Rock & Roll / Heartland Rock

Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits is Southside's tribute to one of his favorite songwriters, but also a pet sound: big band music. The idea to marry the brassy, ballsy sound of a big band to Tom Waits' cinematic, character-driven songs has been sitting in the back of Southside's mind for sometime.
Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009) 2 LP in 1 CD

Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Swing | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ10373 | Time: 01:07:17

This release presents two albums by Johnny Hodges, recorded outside of the Ellington setting and both appearing here on CD for the first time ever. The first, which was originally released as PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS, is in quintet format and marks Hodges only recorded encounter ever with Argentinean pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin, who contributes two compositions. While the second album, THE ELEVENTH HOUR, showcases the saxophonist soloing on standard tunes with a big band of winds & strings, conducted & arranged by Oliver Nelson.
Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960)

Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 220 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 85 mb
Genre: jazz

Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges is the 1960 album by Gerry Mulligan and Johnny Hodges. Originally released on Verve, Mulligan and Hodges are joined by Claude Williamson (piano), Buddy Clark (bass), and Mel Lewis (drums). This is from a CD released by Verve Music Group on 24 June, 2003.
Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (1962/2011/2014) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (1962/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 37:07 minutes | 1,04 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:07 minutes | 726 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this album finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges' musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. Featuring the Ellington band - with Jimmy Jones on piano and Billy Strayhorn as bandleader and arranger - it is a fascinating program of Ellington remakes, including tome of the orchestra's most familiar numbers, all of which have been given subtle new orchestrations by Strayhorn and melodious new interpretations by 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".

Gene Harris - Big Band Soul (2002)  Music

Posted by elcom at Dec. 20, 2009
Gene Harris - Big Band Soul (2002)

Gene Harris - Big Band Soul (2002)
Jazz | Eac rip | Flac+log+cue | 808 Mb | Complete covers & booklet
Label: Concord | UPC: 013431214328 | Rar rec. 3% | Rs.com

Johnny Hodges - The Jeep Is Jumpin' (2003) [Proper Box]  Music

Posted by elcom at June 14, 2009
Johnny Hodges - The Jeep Is Jumpin' (2003) [Proper Box]

Johnny Hodges - The Jeep Is Jumpin' (2003) [Proper Box]
Jazz / Classic | EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE | 866 Mb | 4 CDs | Complete covers & booklets 300 dpi
Label: Proper | Catalog: Properbox 58 | Lossless compression: 8 | RAR Rec.: 3% | RS.com
Big Band Gustav Brom - Swinging The Jazz (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Big Band Gustav Brom - Swinging The Jazz (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:51 minutes | 773 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Czechian Gustav Brom led one of the foremost European big bands of the 1960’s. This amazing Czechoslovakian band was rated among the top ten big bands in the world, playing festivals and concerts throughout Europe, India, and Cuba. Most of the pieces are by the band members, just one more reason why this was such a tight-knit group. Lypso swings with strong tenor and trumpet solos. On Dedicated to Eric a medium-tempo melody alternates with somber sustained chords and impressive baritone and trumpet solos.
Martial Solal - The Vogue Recordings, Volume 3: Trio & Big Band (1955-58) {Discues Vogue 74321131112 rel 1993}

Martial Solal - The Vogue Recordings, Volume 3: Trio & Big Band (1955-58) {Discues Vogue 74321131112 rel 1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-1958, 1993 Discues Vogue | 74321131112
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Big Band / Piano

One of the finest European jazz pianists of all time, Martial Solal (a unique stylist) has never received as much recognition in the U.S. as he deserves. Born in Algiers to French parents, Solal has been based in Paris since the late '40s. Although a modernist, he was flexible enough to record an album with Sidney Bechet in 1957 and make other records with Django Reinhardt, Don Byas, and Lucky Thompson. Solal has been primarily heard with his own trios through the years although he has recorded several notable albums with Lee Konitz.