Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Blues-A-Plenty (1958) [APO Remaster 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Blues-A-Plenty (1958) [Analogue Productions '2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:15 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,24 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear cover | 893 MB

One of the giants of the alto saxophone, Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1928 up to Hodges' death in 1970. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his long career - one of his '50s outfits included a young John Coltrane - but history remembers Hodges for his virtuosic sidemanship, particularly his sensitive rendering of ballads.
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 & 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.
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges - Back To Back (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Back To Back (1959) [Analogue Productions 2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,34 GB
or DSD64 files (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 46:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,17 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 973 MB
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.
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}
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 & 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 409 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.