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Things Aint What They Used To Be - Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges (Vinyl, LP)

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  1. Jul 25,  · This is Johnny Hodges.-from Duke Ellington’s Eulogy. Saxophonist Norris Turney composed a piece dedicated to Hodges called “Checkered Hat.” It appears on the Togo Brava Suite album from He does a masterful job of imitating Hodges’s distinctive style. Johnny Hodges was a blues man through and through.
  2. Johnny Hodges was a brilliant saxophonist who graced many of Duke Ellington's recordings, and even sat in on a key session with Frank Sinatra.
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Things Ain't What They Used To Be on Discogs. Label: RCA Victor - LPV • Series: RCA Victor Vintage Series • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band Johnny Hodges / Rex Stewart ‎– Things Ain't What They Used To Be /5(4).
  4. May 07,  · Johnny Hodges, American jazz saxophonist who was a featured soloist in Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Renowned for the beauty of his tone and his mastery of ballads, Hodges was among the most influential sax players in jazz history. He was featured on countless Ellington recordings, including ‘In a Sentimental Mood.’.
  5. Sep 23,  · Duke Ellington exhorts Johnny "Jeep" Hodges in this performance of “Jeep’s Blues,” at a dance concert in Carrolton, Pennsylvania. A classic of small group Ellingtonia, the tune was introduced in on a session under Hodges' nominal leadership. Played at Carrolton one-nighter eleven months after its most famous rendering at the.
  6. When Norman Granz signed Johnny Hodges to a recording contract in , it was a prelude to Hodges' leaving the Duke Ellington orchestra to lead his own small band. Four years later Hodges was back in the Ellington fold, but he continued to record for Granz under his own name.
  7. Johnny Hodges. July 22, • Host Lisa Simeone talks with Rob Bamberger about the life and music of alto saxophone player Johnny Hodges (). For nearly 40 years, Hodges was a renowned.
  8. "As Duke Ellington's altoist during and , Johnny Hodges became world famous and beloved by jazz fans. His luscious tone and melodic style on ballads, blues and swing tunes was highly influential, making him the top altoist (along with Benny Carter) before the rise of Charlie Parker.

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