Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges – Back to Back (Vinyl LP)


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Release Date:  2024

Label:  Verve (Acoustic Sounds Series)


Track List

Side A

  1. Wabash Blues
  2. Basin Street Blues
  3. Beale Street Blues

Side B

  1. Weary Blues
  2. St. Louis Blues
  3. Loveless Blues
  4. Royal Garden Blues




180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes

This is among the finest Ellington small group sides. The predominantly blues repertoire is the perfect setting for Sweets and Hodges to open out, with Duke getting a simpler, but no less forceful rhythm section backing than he did in his own band, notes Jazzwise. Hodges does some of the most soulful playing of his career here.

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises’ audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world’s largest source for audiophile recordings.

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