Stride Right is an album by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges and pianist/organist Earl “Fatha” Hines featuring performances recorded in 1966 and released on the Verve label. Track listing: A1 Caution Blues (Blues In 3rds) [More]
“Jam Session” is the only album I’ve heard that presents Charlie Parker in familiar company with room to stretch out and with microphones capable of capturing the moment with the versimilitude expected by today’s listeners. [More]
Track listing: A1 What Is This Thing Called Love (C. Porter) 15:53 B1 Funky Blues (Oscar Peterson) 13:46 Personnel: Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone Ray Brown – bass J.C. Heard – [More]
“Here is an LP long overdue to be reissued on CD; in fact, that statement can be made about all of producer Norman Granz’s studio jam sessions. Quite an all-star cast was assembled for the [More]
Cue for Saxophone is an album by pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn’s Septet comprising members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra recorded in 1959 and originally released on the Felsted label in 1959, then reissued by Vocalion in 1962. “Composer/arranger/pianist Billy Strayhorn led surprisingly [More]
Creamy is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges featuring performances with members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra recorded in 1955 and released on the Norgran label. “Johnny Hodges’ small group dates for [More]
Blue Rose is the debut studio album by Rosemary Clooney, accompanied by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, released in mono on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 872. Although she had appeared on albums before, it had [More]
There is something inherent in the saxophone’s tonal capabilities which enables it to suggest romance or blissful calm, a languorous quality which, in the hands of the right musicians, can create an alluring mood.  [More]
Joe’s Blues is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis featuring performances recorded in 1965 and released on the Verve label. Track listing: 01 “Joe’s Blues” (Wild Bill [More]
Track listing: A1 Mama Knows 4:15 A2 I’m In Another World 2:47 A3 Dreary Days 3:10 A4 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me 4:57 A5 B.A.Blues 4:35 B1 Wanderlust 7:17 B2 All [More]