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
Randy Brecker with DR Big Band - The Jazz Ballad Song Book (2011)

Randy Brecker with DR Big Band - The Jazz Ballad Song Book (2011)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 166 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz | Label: Red Dot Music / Half Note Records | 2011 | 01:10:40

Trumpeter Randy Brecker, an emeritus statesman whose life in music spans six decades, forges a career record, exploring the contours of jazz's Great American Songbook in collaboration with the DR Big Band and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. With lushly conceived charts penned by jazz's premier arrangers, including Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, The Jazz Ballad Song Book is both cinematic and intimate, reflecting perfectly the scope of Brecker's contribution to popular music.
Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}

Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1991 Dreyfus Jazz | FDM 36512-2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Piano

It's patently obvious for everyone that Martial SOLAL is virtuosity itself. Even with an unlimited technical skill he never lets himself be content with this utmost proficiency. Because music can never confine itself to such a necessary mastery, he set himself other goals. Throughout the constant clinch with the piano, forever trying to progress - even beyond what is possible - towards that horizon of the ideal where the improviser, free from any technical concern, can at least reach the unbelievable. With such a degree of perfection, even improvisation becomes obvious.

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 4, 2017
Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 466 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 269 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Legends is a 3CD compilation by jazz legend Artie Shaw. This was released by GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing.

Bobby Caldwell Croons - Big Band Hits & Standards (2012)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 20, 2017
Bobby Caldwell Croons - Big Band Hits & Standards (2012)

Bobby Caldwell Croons - Big Band Hits & Standards (2012)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 68 min | 160 MB
Label: Big Deal Records | Rel:2012

Contemporary jazz singer/guitarist Bobby Caldwell was born August 15, 1951, in Manhattan, NY; his parents, Bob and Carolyn, were the hosts of the television variety show Suppertime and exposed the child to a wide variety of musical influences. Caldwell began studying piano and guitar at age 12; he initially pursued a career in rock & roll but was equally adept at playing jazz and R&B and at 17 took his band on the road to play the Las Vegas circuit.
The Clare Fischer Big Band - Thesaurus (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27243}

The Clare Fischer Big Band - Thesaurus (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27243}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1968, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27243 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Latin Jazz / World Fusion / Modern Big Band / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Clare Fischer's big-band release was only briefly available as an Atlantic LP but it has finally reappeared in the CD era after a brief appearance under another title on LP some ten years after its first release. Fischer's potent originals and first-rate arrangements bring out the best in his musicians, which include Warne Marsh and Conte Candoli (featured on "Miles Behind"), Bill Perkins on a work trumpeter Stewart Fischer specially composed for the baritone saxophonist ("Calamus"), and alto saxophonist Gary Foster featured with Marsh on Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's Pennies."