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  CVRJ 6055 SA
  Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges: Back to Back
  Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges: Back to Back

Duke Ellington (piano)
Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)
Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet)
Les Spann (guitar)
Al Hall (bass)
Sam Jones (bass)
Jo Jones (drums)
Track listing:
  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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Review by analogue July 19, 2013 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
I'm happy to report that the sound quality of sacd's keeps getting better and better.

I have the remastered cd of this great jazz classic and I was IMPRESSED WITH THE SOUND. as CD'S GO....IT WAS QUITE GOOD. this NEW Dsd mastered sacd is on another level entirely and an amazingly good listen.

This is a late period jazz album by the late, great Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges.Its a small group ensemble. Duke is a legend no doubt about it.

Right off the bat its clear to hear that this is a great recording but also that the tapes are in extremely good condition. So good in fact that I can scarcely believe this recording is over 50 years of age. It sounds almost modern.
Its highly crankable and must be to get the extraordinary sound that is one this sacd. It features incredible trumpet and sax sound that is a real treat to hear. In fact the solo's are some of the best I have ever heard. Very impressive.

The transparency of the sound on this sacd is the first quality I noticed. It also features sound that seems effortless and of a flowing quality. Alot of analog goodness here. This is first rate mastering by Mr. Marino and he deserves a lot of credit.

All the instruments on this disc are rendered very good with cymbals shimmering very organically. Bass is solid if unremarkable and the drums keep pace as does Dukes piano playing. But as I mentioned earlier......the trumpet and sax playing are out of this world and stupendous sounding..

I don't want to go on and on. The sound is at both naturalistic and lifelike. Full of musical vitality/
This is a first rate sacd with awesome sound when played loudly.

Great job Mr. Marino. Highly recommended.

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