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.
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.
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".

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
The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band (2017)

The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 51:49 min | 119 MB
Label: Decca (UMO) | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

A film director once said that you can't make a great film with a weak script. The same goes for bands of any kind be it jazz or rock or any kind. You can't have a great band without a great drummer. A band can get by with an average bassist or guitarist, but not with an average drummer. It's the heartbeat of any band. One of the things that has made the band Rolling Stones what they are is drummer Charlie Watts and his exceptional and unusual drumming skills. For more than 50 years, Watts has been the propulsive engine that has driven this juggernaut.
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Big Band Spectacular! (2016) {Chasing The Dragon}

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Big Band Spectacular! (2016) {Chasing The Dragon}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 69 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Chasing The Dragon
Jazz / Big Band / Swing Jazz

The UK's leading big band, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, were chosen by producer Mike Valentine for his exploration into the sound differences between direct cut vinyl and a multi-track analogue tape recording and mix done of exactly the same event. The album had to be recorded live so he had to choose a selection of music which would be of the perfect length. Valentine chose a recording studio which not only had a superb sounding space, but also an engineer versed in the black art of cutting live vinyl. Ultimately, he chose Air Studios with engineers Jake Jackson and John Webber. The Syd Lawrence Orchestra led by Chris Dean perform music consisting of eight pieces from the big band era, the creations of Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman played live at Air Studios. That recording is now available on CD - enjoy!

Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band - Big Band Stage (2010) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 7, 2017
Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band - Big Band Stage (2010) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band - Big Band Stage (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:43 minutes | Scans included | 3,1 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1017 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound

Arranger Kenichi Tsunoda's big band has been one of the top jazz orchestras in Japan since its formation in 1990. This set is particularly impressive for the wide range of the arrangements, the band's musicianship, and the individual solos.
Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles - The Behemoth (2017)

Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles - The Behemoth
Jazz, Big Band | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:42 min | 150 MB
Label: Edition Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Phronesis have built a formidable reputation over the last decade as one of the most powerful and energetic small ensembles on the European jazz scene. Known for their virtuosity, dynamism and telepathic group interplay, the trio have commanded impressive media attention and established a substantial fanbase on a global level. Following six critically acclaimed trio albums, the band have now completed their most ambitious recording to date with the release of The Behemoth. Consisting of ten arrangements and re-imaginings of compositions from their back catalogue by Julian Argüelles, this remarkable, vibrant new album featuring the Frankfurt Radio Big Band is rich in colour and bursting with spirit and creativity.
Mokhtar Samba & WDR Big Band Cologne - Musique d'Afrique (2016) {Jazzline}

Mokhtar Samba & WDR Big Band Cologne - Musique d'Afrique (2016) {Jazzline}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 486MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Fusion, Big Band

During August 2015 the WDR Big Band performed an impressive concert of large ensemble jazz crossed with African timbres and rhythms, at the Cologne Philharmonic. The guests also included Rhani Krija on percussion, Henry Dorina, electric bass, Woz Kaly, vocals and Jean-Philippe Rykiel, keyboard. The pieces were arranged and conducted by Michael Mossmann. The music is presented by Mokhtar Samba: it is about vibrant rhythms and hypnotising melodies. As Samba feels very close to the music of his ancestors, his pieces are naturally heavily influenced by the elementary power of African rhythms.