Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Side By Side Hybrid Stereo SACD
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
When Norman Granz signed Johnny Hodges to a recording contract in 1951, it was a
prelude to Hodges' 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 on piano), and the presence of such notable non-Ellingtonians
as drummer Jo Jones and trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• Original Verve Label Recording
1. Stompy Jones
2. Squeeze Me
3. Big Shoe
4. Going Up
5. Just A Memory
6. Let's Fall In Love
8. Bend One
9. You Need to Rock