Ellington, Duke / Hodges, Johnny - Back To Back (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series)


Format: Vinyl
Label: Sound of Vinyl
Rel. Date: 05/24/2024
UPC: 602465124491

Back To Back (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series)
Artist: Ellington, Duke / Hodges, Johnny
Format: Vinyl


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

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Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges - "Back To Back (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series)" / Several times in his career, star alto-saxophone soloist Johnny Hodges struck out on his own, only to return each time to Duke Ellington's band. Critic Michael Ullman suggested that the blues classics chosen for this program may have been neutral ground, where Ellington's playing could come to the fore and Hodges' irrepressible sensuality could have free rein. This is one of the very best small-group records Ellington ever made - a perfectly integrated set of music that truly swings the blues. Verve Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered on 180g vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.