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  1. Tajind

    October 2, 2012 10:12
    Aug 02,  · Benny CarterVs. Johnny Hodges - Read online for free. When Johnny Hodges moved from Boston to New York in the twenties, he began to make the rounds to see where he stood in the pecking order of alto saxes. One night in at a basement club on 7th Avenue, he heard a man whom he had met two years befor.
  2. JoJogal

    October 2, 2012 10:12
    Johnny Hodges. Saxophone. Joined Ellington Orchestra. Parted with Ellington. Private Glance. Selected discography. Sources. Johnny Hodges is best remembered as the lead saxophone player of the legendary Duke Ellington band. Hodges, a soloist in his own right, was one of the first great saxophone players in the history of modern jazz.
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    October 2, 2012 10:12
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  4. Tugul

    October 2, 2012 10:12
    Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (July 25, – May 11, ) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after He is considered one of the definitive alto saxophone players of the big band era (along with.
  5. Arashinris

    October 2, 2012 10:12
    Dec 11,  · Johnny Hodges died in , nearly half a century ago and it’s rather amazing that until now there has been no book devoted entirely to this remarkable musician whose significance in the history of jazz saxophone playing is so great. Here at last is the story of Hodges and I’m glad to say that I can welcome it wholeheartedly.
  6. Yoshicage

    October 2, 2012 10:12
    Sep 02,  · Johnny Hodges was originally a Cambridge/Boston guy, and one of the most interesting sections of Con Chapman’s biography is his knowledgeable description of the local jazz scene in the s and ’20s. Rabbit’s Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges by Con Chapman. Oxford University Press, pages, $
  7. Dilrajas

    October 2, 2012 10:12
    Jul 21,  · Johnny Hodges, birth name Cornelius Hodges, bynames Jeep and Rabbit, (born July 25, , Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.—died May 11, , New York, New York), 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.
  8. Keshakar

    October 2, 2012 10:12
    Hodges was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to John H. Hodges and Katie Swan Hodges, both originally from Virginia. Soon afterwards, the family moved to Hammond Street in Boston, where he grew up with baritone saxophonist Harry Carney, and saxophonists Charlie Holmes and Howard E. Johnson. His first instruments were drums and piano.

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