℗ 2018 2xHD - Storyville Records
 

Half & Half

Johnny Hodges, Charlie Shavers

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1
Perdido
Johnny Hodges; Al Waslon Trio
2:39
2
Jeep's Blues
Johnny Hodges; Al Waslon Trio
2:39
3
All of Me
Johnny Hodges; Al Waslon Trio
1:51
4
C Jam Blues
Johnny Hodges; Al Waslon Trio
2:17
5
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Johnny Hodges; Al Waslon Trio
2:09
6
In a Mellow Tone
Johnny Hodges; Johnny Hodges Orchestra
6:58
7
Bye Bye Blackbird
Charlie Shavers; Al Waslon Trio
2:24
8
Breezin' Along with the Breeze
Charlie Shavers; Al Waslon Trio
1:55
9
Embraceable You
Charlie Shavers; Al Waslon Trio
2:15
10
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Charlie Shavers; Al Waslon Trio
2:49
11
Time on My Hands
Charlie Shavers; Al Waslon Trio
3:32
12
Undecided
Charlie Shavers; Al Waslon Trio
2:54
13
I'll Make Fun for You
John Kirby Sextet
3:35
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    37:57
"Never the world's most highly animated showman or greatest stage personality, but a tone so beautiful it sometimes brought tears to the eyes—this was Johnny Hodges. This is Johnny Hodges."
- Duke Ellington

"[Shavers] used a dark, tawny note as the basis of his performances, which were colored with warmth, melody and humor as he accented his solos with bent notes, squeezed notes and even choked, half‐valve notes.”
- New York Times

Shavers and Hodges were genii: unflawed musicians, total original minds, two of the great burnished talents that were ablaze in those fiery jazz years. Both seminal figures: Johnny Hodges, one of the three classic alto-saxophonists in jazz, Charlie Shavers, one of the two or three greatest trumpeters of his (or perhaps any) era. Both had the gift of making perfection sound easy, and both revelled – with an almost Casanova sensuality – in every tonal, and technical richness that their instrument was capable of.

On this record, the two old masters perform in two settings each, both with the kind of ripe luscious talent that grows only in the summertime of an art.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Storyville Records Studio Masters

This album contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.

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