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LP (Item 42990) Verve, 1959 — Condition: Used
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A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". (Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light moisture staining and some peeling on the bottom two-thirds portion, a partially split top seam, and overall light wear.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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