Johnny Hodges Big Band

Raymond Fol Big Band - Les 4 saisons (1965) {Gitanes 548 791-2 rel 2001}

Raymond Fol Big Band - Les 4 saisons (1965) {Gitanes 548 791-2 rel 2001}
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© 1965, 2001 EmArcy / Universal / Gitanes | 548 791-2 | Jazz in Paris 66
Jazz / Big Band / Bop

Raymond Fol's jazz arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" may have fallen into obscurity, but the French pianist's big band scoring of this classical favorite shows plenty of imagination. With a band of his fellow countrymen, along with expatriate Americans Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), bassist Jimmy Woode, and drummer Art Taylor, he casts a variety of moods, even within individual sections. In the first movement of "Le Printemps (The Spring)" he chooses an Afro-Cuban mood, while the second shifts to a smaller chamber jazz setting, showcasing guitarist Pierre Cullaz, vibraphonist Sadi, and the leader in turn.
Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band - Live At The Palais Des Glaces (1979) {2CD Set Blue Marge 1001 rel 2004}

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band - Live At The Palais Des Glaces (1979) {2CD Set Blue Marge 1001 rel 2004}
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© 1979, 2004 Terrones / Blue Marge | 1001
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Fusion / Hard Bop / Jazz-Funk / Saxophone

From the outset, Archie Shepp's terminally misunderstood Attica Blues on Impulse during the 1970s was an attempt by the saxophonist and composer to bring together the various kinds of African American musics under one heading and have them all express the conscience of the day. His ensemble featured singers, string players, horns, drums, guitars, etc. The sounds were a Gordian knot of jazz, free music, R&B, soul, groove, and even funk. In 1979 Shepp was given the opportunity to realize the project with an ensemble of his choosing at the Palais des Glaces in Paris (New York was already courting Wimpton Marsalis). Shepp chose 30 musicians and director/conductor Ray Copeland. Among the throng were saxophonists Marion Brown, John Purcell, Patience Higgins, and John Ware.
Oliver Nelson's Big Band - Live From Los Angeles (1967) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Oliver Nelson's Big Band - Live From Los Angeles (1967) {2005 Verve Music Group}
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Genre: jazz

Live From Los Angeles is the 1967 album by The Oliver Nelson's Big Band. Originally released on Impulse, this CD version was released by the Verve Music Group on 27 September, 2005.

Claude Bolling - Big Band Panorama (1985)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 30, 2017
Claude Bolling - Big Band Panorama (1985)

Claude Bolling - Big Band Panorama (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 429.72 Mb + 17.45 Mb (Scans) | 64:10
Swing, Big Band | Country: France | Label: Disques Adès (ADES 14.081-2)

Parmi les noms de musiciens qui donnent à l’histoire du jazz les plus brillants de ses feux, ceux de Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman et Glenn Miller - pour ne citer que les principaux - ont un éclat tout particulier. De ces musiciens, et des phalanges qu’ils dirigèrent, la gloire fut considérable: elle s’épanouit aussi bien au sein des «happy few» que dans le grand public populaire. Notre proposition pourrait donc s’énoncer en termes de dialectique négative: sans grands orchestres, l’histoire du jazz n’aurait pas été tout à fait ce qu’elle fut: lui manquerait une certaine plénitude.

Big Band Collector's Series - 5 Releases (1997-1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 29, 2017
Big Band Collector's Series - 5 Releases (1997-1998)

Big Band Collector's Series - 5 Releases (1997-1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,25 Gb | 02:36:21 | Scans included
Jazz, Swing | Label: Green Hill

Original Big Band recordings digitally re-mastered for high quality sound while preserving the authenticity of the timeless recordings. Five volumes of the successful Big Band Collector's Series together. Over 45 songs total!

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 29, 2017
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 232.59 Mb | 69:32 | Covers
Big Band, Swing | Label: Hindsight Records (HCD 401)

While oscillating between retirement and comebacks throughout the '30s and '40s, clarinetist Artie Shaw cut several incredible sides from 1938-1939. After ditching a string orchestra setup, Shaw formed his first big band in 1937 and eventually gained fame with his signature performance of "Begin the Beguine." The bandleader would go on to commit a slew of numbers to wax up until another retirement in 1939.

Alan Ferber Big Band - Jigsaw (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Sept. 28, 2017
Alan Ferber Big Band - Jigsaw (2017)

Alan Ferber Big Band - Jigsaw (2017)
Jazz | 58:07 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 133 MB
Label: Sunnyside

2017 release. Ferber has led his big band over the past six years; it is made up of players who are not afraid to be expressive, whether in a big band or small ensemble setting. They have to be comfortable playing lyrically and melodically as well as be acute listeners who are willing to interact and feel time together. To accomplish this, Ferber assembled musicians of stylistically diverse backgrounds. In his trombone section alone there is a veteran of the Woody Herman Big Band and one of Kronos Quartet's in-house composers.
Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP}**

Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group}
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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 & Wild Bill Davis - Joe's Blues (1965) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10284 rel 2007}

Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis - Joe's Blues (1965) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10284 rel 2007}
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© 1965, 2007 Verve / Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10284
Jazz / Blues / Jazz Blues / Saxophone / Organ / Guitar

Altoist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis made quite a few records together during the 1960s, although each of their efforts had slightly different personnel. In the case of this long out-of-print Verve LP, they are assisted by trombonist Lawrence Brown, guitarist Grant Green, bassist Richard Davis, drummer Ben Dixon and, on three numbers, pianist Hank Jones. With the exception of "Take the 'A' Train" and the two ballads "The Nearness of You" and "Peg O' My Heart," the material (including three Hodges originals and Duke Ellington's "Imbo") is quite obscure. The group always swings, and it is interesting to hear Hodges in this setting; pity that this LP's music has not yet been reissued on CD.
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.