Numbered, Limited Edition 200 Gram, 45rpm 2LP Set!
Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound & Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
"...[T]hese are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011
When Norman Granz signed Johnny Hodges to a recording contract in 1951, it was a
prelude to Hodges's leaving the Duke Ellington orchestra to lead his own small
band. Four years later Hodges was back in the Ellington fold, but he continued
to record for Granz under his own name. Side by Side, recorded in 1958 and 1959,
is a throwback to the small-group sessions Ellington recorded with Hodges and
other members of his orchestra in the Thirties, but with a couple of important
differences: the absence of Ellington himself on several cuts (with Billy
Strayhorn taking over at the piano), and the presence of such notable non-Ellingtonians
as drummer Jo Jones and trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison.
Originally released in 1959.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• 180 Gram, 45rpm 2LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Duke Ellington, piano
Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet
Al Hall, bass
Les Spann, guitar, flute
Jo Jones, drums
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Lawrence Brown, trombone
Wendell Marshall, bass
Billy Strayhorn, piano
1. Stompy Jones
2. Squeeze Me
3. Big Shoe
4. Going Up
1. Just a Memory
2. Let's Fall In Love
4. Bend One
5. You Need to Rock