Johnny Hodges Big Band

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [Analogue Productions '2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:46 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front cover | 897 MB

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.
Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis - Blue Hodge (2007) {Lonehill LHJ10286 rec 1961-66}

Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis - Blue Hodge (2007) {Lonehill LHJ10286 rec 1961-66}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 450 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961-66, 2007 Verve / Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10286
Jazz / Blues / Jazz Blues / Saxophone / Organ / Guitar

The Johnny Hodges-Wild Bill Davis Project, Vol. 4. BLUE HODGE (LP). This out-of-print LP (which has not yet been reissued on CD) is the earliest of several matchups between altoist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis. With the assistance of Les Spann on guitar and flute, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes, Hodges and Davis mostly stick to fresh material, including three then-recent originals by Gary McFarland. Highlights include "Azure Te," "It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream" and "There Is No Greater Love," in addition to some swinging blues.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517967151)

Recorded during his five year "vacation" from Duke Ellington's orchestra, this Johnny Hodges set features his band sticking mostly to standards. With trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker, trombonist Lawrence Brown, baritonist Harry Carney, pianist Call Cobbs, or Richie Powell, bassist John Williams, drummer Louis Bellson, and either Jimmy Hamilton or John Coltrane (who unfortunately does not solo) on tenor, Hodges had a particularly strong group. High points include "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the title track and a seven-song ballad medley.
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Play The Blues - Back To Back (1959) {Verve Master Edition 521 404-2 rel 1997}

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Play The Blues - Back To Back (1959) {Verve Master Edition 521 404-2 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 246 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 1997 Verve / PolyGram | Verve Master Edition 521 404-2
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Piano / Saxophone

These distinctive small-group sessions, featuring Duke Ellington as pianist in a blues context, are part of a group of recordings issued under the confusing titles Back to Back and Side by Side, and further reissued under the not particularly distinctive name of Blues Summit. But there should be no confusion about the high quality of music that came out of these sessions – it is all "cooking with gas" as the expression goes. From the jazz world, it would be difficult to find more profound soloists on traditional blues numbers than the Duke or his longtime collaborator Johnny Hodges, who does some of the most soulful playing of his career here.
The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010) (Repost)

The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.50 Mb (CD1) + 303.59 Mb (CD2) + 7.58 Mb (Scans) | 01:47:16
Crossover Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Big Band | Country: UK/Germany | Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD215

When Lucas Schmid, producer of the WDR Big Band, first mentioned his interest in a program of music from the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, arranged to feature this ensemble in combination with the King’s Singers, I was immediately interested and excited. Having collaborated several times with this group of uniquely gifted vocalists, including the WDR Big Band’s Bach 2000 project, I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special indeed. Bach composed the work between 1734 and 1735. Since each of the six cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio was originally intended for a particular Sunday in the liturgical year, the sheer quantity of music is far too much for a single performance. The first major part of my work, then, would be the musical selection.

Ron Carter & The WDR Big Band - My Personal Songbook (2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 12, 2018
Ron Carter & The WDR Big Band - My Personal Songbook (2015)

Ron Carter & The WDR Big Band - My Personal Songbook (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 437.08 Mb | 79:24 | Covers
Post-Bop, Big Band, Swing | Label: In+Out Records - IOR CD 77123-2

My Personal Songbook is the first recording of the grand master's original compositions performed by an extended orchestra to be released. This exceptional recording took place in January 2013, when Carter appeared with The WDR Big Band in Cologne. Three acclaimed concerts with The WDR Big Band in Geneva, Zrich, and Essen followed and strengthened the master bassist's wish to extend the collaboration. Naturally, The WDR Big Band acceded to his wish, because apart from the fact that Carter is one of the leading bassists in the history of jazz, the musical vibes between the WDR Big Band and the famed guest soloist were highly compatible from the start.

Big Band Jazz Maresme - Meeting Our Neighbours (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 12, 2018
Big Band Jazz Maresme - Meeting Our Neighbours (2018)

Big Band Jazz Maresme - Meeting Our Neighbours (2018)
Jazz, Big Band | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:18 | 140 MB
Label: Temps Record

For this project, we had the privilege to collaborate with two internationally renowned artists. The virtuoso Italian trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso and the elegant and sensual French singer Tricia Evy. Fabrizio Bosso is an energetic musician with a dizzying agility and speed. His spectacular and powerful sound contrasts with his sweet and warm tunes. All these combined makes him a unique and exceptional musician. A regular trumpet player of well known record labels such as BLUE NOTE, VERVE (Universal) or EMI.

Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine - Tasty Tunes (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 2, 2018
Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine - Tasty Tunes (2018)

Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine - Tasty Tunes (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:06:16 | 152.48 Mb | Cover
Smooth Jazz | Country: USA (San Diego, CA) | Label: Tallman Productions

The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine is a 39 year fixture in the Southern California jazz scene. Based in San Diego, the 18 piece big band, focuses on a creative repertoire of eclectic compositions by Bob Mintzer, Dean Brown, Mike Crotty, Tom Kubis, Daniel Freiberg, Carl Murr, Drew Zaremba, Alan Baylock and Mike Abene.

Big One - A Big Band Jazz Saga (2017) {Frémeaux & Associés}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 1, 2018
Big One - A Big Band Jazz Saga (2017) {Frémeaux & Associés}

Big One - A Big Band Jazz Saga (2017) {Frémeaux & Associés}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 451MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 205MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Stan Laferrière's Big One brings everything in jazz history back to life, from the first signs of ragtime to contemporary fusion in a tasty record you can qualify as one half tribute, one half stylistic exercise. Because while each title on the album is a Laferrière composition, they have that familiar sound which could turn them into standards as great the music they recall. Educational value, yes, but apart from any questions of period or style, this is a jazz orchestra combining power with nuance, and its precision makes it stand out thanks to Stan Laferrière's unique feel for arrangements and his skill in instrumentation.
Johnny Hodges & Ben Webster - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018)

Johnny Hodges & Ben Webster - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 201 MB
Label: 2xHD - Storyville Records | Tracks: 09 | Time: 39:59 min

The superb November 1960 session recorded by the Ben Webster-Johnny Hodges sextet in studio conditions at the Jazz Cellar, in San Francisco (without an audience). It is presented here in its complete form, on HighResAudio, for the first time ever.