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]
This 1960 ѕеt іѕ ѕаіd tо bе the оnlу rесоrdіng ѕеѕѕіоn оn whісh Ben Wеbѕtеr and Jоhnnу Hodges wеrе the only twо hоrn рlауеrѕ. At lеаѕt, that аррlіеѕ to thе fіrѕt dozen tracks. The lаѕt [More]
Taken from a concert in Stockholm, Sweden, this well-recorded CD mostly features trumpeters Cootie Williams and Cat Anderson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Gonsalves and altoist Johnny Hodges as the main soloists in a set with Duke Ellington’s [More]
Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges, released on Impulse! Records in 1964. AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos: The solo projects of Johnny Hodges were not so much individualistic [More]
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins that was recorded on August 18, 1962 and released in February 1963 by Impulse! Records. In 1995, The New York [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]