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Artist: Ellington, Duke And Johnny Hodges
Title: Back To Back
Format: LP 45 rpm 200 Gram Vinyl
Label: ANALOGUE PROD. - AVRJ
Catalog Number:605545
Barcode:753088605512 itemnumber=1000112732
Price: $72.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 12/7/2012
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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(2-LP set) 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. There seemed to be a constant tension between them, though it was old hat by the time of this recording. In the enclosed notes, critic Michael Ullman examines this complex relationship, suggesting that the blues classics chosen for this program may have been neutral ground. A place where Ellington's unique piano 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 relaxed, perfectly integrated set of music that truly swings the blues. Originally released in 1959. Duke Ellington, piano Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet Les Spann, guitar Al Hall, bass Sam Jones, bass Jo Jones, drums

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 200 grams
Vinyl Speed: 45 rpm
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