Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra
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||Don't Get Around Much Anymore||Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges & Septet (Algemeen)||3:04||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good||Johnny Hodges||3:38||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Gal From Joe's||Johnny Hodges||2:29||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Your Love Has Faded||Johnny Hodges||3:03||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||I'm Just a Lucky So-And-So||Johnny Hodges||3:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Jeep's Blues||Johnny Hodges||3:22||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Day Dream||Johnny Hodges||4:00||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Juice a Plenty||Johnny Hodges||3:21||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Azure||Johnny Hodges||2:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Tailor Made||Johnny Hodges||3:38||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Stardust||Johnny Hodges||4:25||£0.79||View In iTunes|
Alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges recorded frequently for Verve in the 1950s and 1960s, although nearly all of the musicians on this CD are from the Ellington orchestra and the arrangements are by Billy Strayhorn. Hodges is never less than superb throughout this reissue, while Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney and non-Ellingtonians Howard McGhee on trumpet and pianist Jimmy Jones also deserve praise. Strayhorn's exotic chart of "Azure" and emotional scoring of "Your Love Has Faded" are especially striking. Recommended.
Born: 25 July 1907 in Cambridge, MA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s