Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - 1945-1950 (2001)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 2, 2018
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - 1945-1950 (2001)

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - 1945-1950 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 185 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1189)

John Cornelius Hodges began working with Duke Ellington in 1928 and soon became one of the prime voices in the Ellington orchestra. Hodges began leading his own recording ensembles - actually scaled-down versions of Duke's band - in 1937. Occasionally sitting in with other leaders like Lionel Hampton, Hodges also led groups of his own, including a quartet at New York's Apollo Club during the summer of 1948 and five of the six bands heard on this first volume of his complete recordings in chronological order. (All records issued under Hodges' name prior to 1947 have been included in the massive Classics chronology of Duke Ellington.) Sandy Williams' Big Eight was one of many ensembles recording for the Hot Record Society - and one of the very best of them…
Johnny Hodges - The Eleventh Hour (1962) & Sandy's Gone (1963) [Reissue 2012] (Repost)

Johnny Hodges - The Eleventh Hour (1962) & Sandy's Gone (1963) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 55 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-3171)

Two Verve albums from Johnny Hodges - both relatively obscure, and both pretty darn great! The Eleventh Hour is an overlooked gem from Johnny Hodges - a 60s session that hearkens back to the "with strings" Verve mode of the 50s - but one that also updates the approach strongly, thanks to some well crafted arrangements by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's work in the jazz backings for soloist mode during the 60s was some of the best of the big band genre - and although his work here is much more in the mellow tone mode than his backings for players like Jimmy Smith and Lou Donaldson, Hodges is still getting top shelf treatment, some really wonderful washes of sound and color that show that his tone is still very much alive…
Johnny Hodges - Jazz pour tous: Johnny Hodges (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Johnny Hodges - Jazz pour tous: Johnny Hodges (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:38 minutes | 277 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Jazz pour tous: Johnny Hodges" is a collection recordings of Johnny Hodges compiles from the archives of Bibliothèque nationale de France…
Johnny Hodges - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Johnny Hodges - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 40:03 minutes | 1,82 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:03 minutes | 759 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 for the first time ever. These recordings are exceptional in that no other date exists in their collaborative discography featuring them as the only horns. The two great saxophonists were the only horn players heard at the session. They were backed by a rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass and drums. As bonus, to this new DSD release has added a complete (and very rare) octet session featuring Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra from August 27, 1964.
Johnny Hodges, Wild Bill Davis - Blue Hodge (1962/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Johnny Hodges, Wild Bill Davis - Blue Hodge (1962/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:17 minutes | 404 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Blue Hodge" 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 - 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.