Johnny Hodges Best Blues

Hodges had several nicknames, of which the best-known were Rabbit and Jeep, the latter commemorated by Ellington in two pieces that contrasted the altoist’s main skills – his mastery of slow tempos on.

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Johnny Hodges was one of Ellington’s cardinal voices, and musically, they more or less grew up together; even when technically separated, both men continued to make music that reflected a glowing spectrum of shared sensibilities.

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Where to start with this double CD which is simply overflowing with gems from the magnificent Johnny Hodges, whose serene alto sax sound is one of the greatest delights in. and are a perfect blend.

Hodges had several nicknames, of which the best-known were Rabbit and Jeep, the latter commemorated by Ellington in two pieces that contrasted the altoist’s main skills – his mastery of slow tempos on.

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For the summer of 1967, Ellington brought in an octet with the legendary veteran Ellingtonians Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges. Gonsalves’s greatest fame was authoring twenty-six choruses of shouting.

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It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s “Dixie Jass Band One Step” and “Livery Stable Blues” were recorded on February. for Bubber Miley or a saxophone part for Johnny.

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#3 Wabash Blues – Johnny Hodges & Duke Ellington. 18/3/2016. which was recorded on the album ‘Back to Back,’ a fantastic blues/ jazz album by Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges recorded in 1959, On the album ‘Back to Back,’ the track ‘Wabash Blues,’ for me, is the standout track, originally composed by Isham Jones. All the best and catch you.

Alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges. best work under the aegis of Ellington, but his small group records are quietly, swinging, thoroughly enjoyable affairs. Tracks: CD1: Roseanne; Hodge-Podge; Jappa;.

No more Blues Walk? “I’m semi-retired,” he. He learned from the best. “When I started out, I sounded like (alto saxophonist) Johnny Hodges,” he says, who passed in 1970. Then he developed his own.

John Cornelius Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington’s big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years, except the period between 1932 and 1946 when Otto Hardwick generally played first chair. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946, when he.

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Hodges might be best known to his younger industry colleagues as the dapper. San Jose Civic and others after running House of Blues Entertainment and a stint with MCA; but his career dates back to.

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Billy played another of Ellington’s best-known songs, “Solitude,” first as Duke. Carney went to alert two other stars in the orchestra, alto sax player Johnny Hodges and singer Ivie Anderson. When.

Jeep’s Blues is one of many blues lines written by Ellington’s star alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges. This one was for an Ellington small group recording under Hodges’ name in the late 1930’s. It’s basically just the first 4 bars of the blues and then Hodges improvises the rest of the 12-bar form.

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The fact that we were sitting in the best seats you could get and. and drummer Willie Parker as Jumpin’ Johnny’s Blues Party. Various configurations of the group played together for a couple of.

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Johnny Hodges was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American saxophonist. Ellington’s best saxophonist, Johnny Hodges. Johnny Hodges. played with consistent excellence and an instantly recognizable style that lent itself to lyrical ballads and low-down blues. Hodges soloed on scores of records with Ellington and contributed.

This is the second set of Johnny Hodges. Hodges had a big impact on Webster, too. Like Hodges, and unlike Hawkins, who frequently played complex arpeggios, Webster uses songlike phrases. He has.

John Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (Cambridge (Massachusetts), 25 July 1906 – New York City, May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist. He was best known as a saxophonist in Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, where he worked for decades. He led the saxophone section. Hodges was an important sound in the band Ellington.

"Ooze Blooze" is a jump-blues riff. Bernhardt brief solo pays homage. with more than a passing nod to altoist Johnny Hodges. It is trumpeter Kobrin’s best showing. This album is an uncompromising.

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Johnny Varro. and Buddy Bolden’s Blues. Ring Dem Bells is a jazz education on a single CD. You don’t have to be collecting Social Security to dig this classic swing jazz. Just be open to listen to.

B.B. King, the last of the Southern-born blues musicians who defined modern electric blues. learned from gospel singers and the jazz saxophonists Lester Young and Johnny Hodges. "I found that each.

"Embraceable You" and "Star Eyes" showcase Parker at his most sumptuous, sometimes reminiscent of Johnny Hodges, who was the man on alto until. in a myriad of immensely subtle ways. He is at his.

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The bands have been instructed to draw from a list of Boston-related songs — everything from Duke Ellington’s “I Got It Bad” (a feature for Cambridge’s own Johnny Hodges. is at his best in duo.

Johnny Hodges – Chronogical Classics 1945-1950 (2001) Feel the Blues with all that Jazz. and one of the very best of them. "Mountain Air" and "After Hours on Dream Street" are slow, smooth, languid, and lovely, with Hodges playing pretty for the people. "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing" is the classic Strayhorn/Hodges still life. "Longhorn.