The Stanley Dance Sessions
Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Harold 'Shorty' Baker, Quentin Jackson, Russell Procope and
Part of the program of this CD reissue can be found as part of the acclaimed 9-CD 24-Bit Remastered box set: "The Complete Stanley Dance FELSTED 'Mainstream Jazz' Recordings 1958-1959". Reference FSRCD 661
Contains the complete Johnny Hodges LPs:
- "Cue For Saxophone" (Featuring Strayhorn on piano)
- "Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn and The Orchestra"
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.
01. Cue's Blue Now
02. Gone with the wind
04. Watch your Cue
05. You brought a New Kind of Love to Me
06. When I Dream of You
07. Rose Room
08. Don't Get around Much Anymore
09. I Got it Bad
10. Gal from Joe's
11. Your Love has Faded
12. I'm Just a Lucky so-and-so
13. Jeep's Blues
14. Day Dream
15. Juice A-Plenty
17. Taylor Made
18. Star Dust
Total Time: 77:43 min.
Personnel on tracks #1-7:
Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp); Quentin Jackson (tb); Johnny Hodges (as); Russell (Procope (cl); Billy Strayhorn (p); Al Hall (b); Oliver Jackson (d).
Recorded in NYC, April 14, 1959.
Personnel on tracks #8-18:
Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Howard McGhee, Ed Mullens, Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp); Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson (tb); Chuck Connors (b-tb); Johnny Hodges (as); Russell (Procope (as, cl); Jimmy Hamilton (ts,cl); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Harry Carney (bs, b-cl); Jimmy Jones (p), Aaron Bell (b); Sam Woodyard (d), Billy Strayhorn (cond, arr).
Recorded in NJ, December 11-12, 1961.