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Duke Ellington /Johnny Hodges – Back to Back

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After an initial hearing of this album, with Royal garden as its contentedly swinging final track, one can only hope that in future LPs Duke may continue to allot himself a measure of solo assignments compatible with his talent. On these sides there is no orchestra in the general sense of the term, yet Duke has found, on a more conventional instrument, a completely engaging means of personal expression.
Back to Back, like its compendium Side By Side, has The Duke teamed up with Johnny Hodges.

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Back to Back, like its compendium Side By Side, has The Duke teamed up with Johnny Hodges and an all-star lineup to play the blues – jazz-style. On tunes like “Wabash Blues,” “Basin Street Blues,” “St. Louis Blues” and “Weary Blues” among others it is thrilling to hear Harry “Sweets” Edison playing trumpet, Sam Jones on bass and “Philly” Joe Jones on drums.
Recorded directly to two-track and transferred from the original master by Bernie Grundman, this title has long been out of print.

1. Wabash Blues
2. Basin Street Blues
3. Beale Street Blues
4. Weary Blues
5. St. Louis Blues
6. Loveless Blues
7. Royal Garden Blues

 

 

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Weight 0.550 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm