Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues

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Back to Back
Studio album by Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges
Released 1959
Recorded February 20, 1959 - Columbia Studios, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 40:02
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges chronology
Jazz Party
(1959)
Back to Back
(1959)
Side by Side
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Back to Back is a 1959 studio album by Johnny Hodges and Duke Ellington. It was followed up by Side by Side (1959), recorded at the same sessions.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wabash Blues" (Fred Meinken, Dave Ringle) – 6:22
  2. "Basin Street Blues" (Spencer Williams) – 8:05
  3. "Beale Street Blues" (W. C. Handy) – 7:40
  4. "Weary Blues" (Artie Matthews) – 6:50
  5. "St. Louis Blues" (Handy) – 5:45
  6. "Loveless Love" (Handy) – 6:05
  7. "Royal Garden Blues" (Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams) – 5:20

Personnel[edit]

The tracks with Sam Jones were recorded February 20, 1959, while those with Al Hall were recorded 6 days later.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Back to Back Verve Music Group catalog. Accessed October 23, 2009.