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Stanley Dance Sessions – Cue For Saxophone/Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn & The Orchestra

CD (Item 686820) Lonehill (Spain), 1959/1961 — Condition: Used
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Some rare non-Ellington material from Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Hodges – both sessions recorded as part of a series done by producer Stanley Dance at the end of the 50s! The feel here is a almost a bit more open and less restrained than the usual Ellington groove – with some standout longer tracks, plus a number of more familiar numbers crafted in that rich Strayhorn love of colors and tones – all topped with beautiful solo work by Johnny Hodges. The first 7 tracks feature a smaller group with Harold Baker and Quentin Jackson – and the remaining 11 feature a larger group augmented with even more Ellington bandmates. Titles include "Cue's Blue Now", "Gone With The Wind", "Cherry", "Gal From Joe's", "Jeep's Blues", "Day Dream", "Juice A Plenty", "Azure", "Star Dust", and "Tailor Made".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print, please note that the booklet has some substantial wear.)

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