Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra
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||Don't Get Around Much Anymore||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gal from Joe's||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||2:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Your Love Has Faded||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm Just a Lucky So and So||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jeep's Blues||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Day Dream||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Juice A-Plenty||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Azure||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||2:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tailor Made||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Stardust||Johnny Hodges & Billy Strayhorn||4:25||$1.29||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.
As good as jazz gets. Perfect. A 10 on a scale of 10. I am so glad that I discovered Johnny Hodges! Life is better now. For example, Stardust.
Johnny Hodges reall knows how to bend the notes on a saxophone! Realy great album.
Born: July 25, 1907 in Cambridge, MA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s