Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra is a 1962 studio album by Johnny Hodges accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Billy Strayhorn. The album features many members of Duke Ellington’s orchestra. AllMusic Review [More]
“Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue” is a big band jazz composition written in 1937 by Duke Ellington and recorded for the first time on May 15, 1937 by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Personnel: Duke Ellington [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This enjoyable double-CD from the RCA’s Jazz Tribune series combines together a pair of sessions from altoist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis. The earlier set has the pair [More]
“Sophisticated Lady” is a jazz standard, composed as an instrumental in 1932 by Duke Ellington. “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” is a 1938 composition by Duke Ellington, with lyrics added by [More]
Although it is billed as a Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges album, Side by Side is a 1959 album mostly under the leadership of Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington’s alto saxophonist for many years. Ellington only [More]
“First Time! The Count Meets the Duke” is an album by American pianists, composers and bandleaders Duke Ellington and Count Basie with their combined Orchestras recorded and released on the Columbia label in 1961. The [More]
I’m Beginning to See the Light” is a popular song and jazz standard, written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James, and published in 1944. Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots featuring [More]
Johnny Hodges – Passion Flower, January 1967, Copenhagen Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone Duke Ellington – piano
“Clementine” (Billy Strayhorn). Personnel: Duke Ellington – piano Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams – trumpet Rex Stewart – cornet Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown – trombone Juan Tizol – valve trombone Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick – alto [More]
“Blues Of The Vagabond”  (Duke Ellington). Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Personnel: Harry Carney – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone Johnny Hodges –  alto saxophone, soprano saxophone Fred Guy – banjo Wellman Braud – bass Barney [More]