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Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges
Born: Jul 25, 1907 in Cambridge, MA
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Died: May 11, 1970 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz, R&B
Biography: Possessor of the most beautiful tone ever heard in jazz, altoist Johnny Hodges formed his style early on and had little reason to change it through the decades. Although he could stomp with the best swing players and was masterful on the blues, Hodges' luscious playing on ballads has never been topped. ...Read full biography
Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Released: 1965
Label: Universal/Impulse
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The solo projects of Johnny Hodges were not so much individualistic divergences away from his duties with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, but served more as extensions of the vintage, classic style of jazz ...Read full review
Everybody Knows [Japan Limited Edition]
Released: 1965
Label: Impulse! Records
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This excellent single CD has the complete contents of two Impulse LPs: Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges and Inspired Abandon, which was actually a Lawrence Brown album featuring Hodges. The two similar and ...Read full review
More Johnny Hodges albums: Main Albums (55), Compilations (96)
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