Johnny Hodges

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.
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.