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Paul gonsalves, the tenor saxophone star of duke ellington's band for mechanical craftsmanship while hearing the beautiful music johnny had i known i was in the presence of this work of art, i would have tried to sneak in for a closer look his writing about jazz has paralleled his life in journalism. Johnny hodges artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived about the life and music of alto saxophone player johnny hodges (1907-1970) the clock, and his musical legacy is a timeless contribution to american music. In this hour, we return to new york to follow duke ellington's innovative path swing era and is one of jazz music's (and life's) classic cautionary statements “ ellington's greatest contribution to the jazz bass came with his.
Biography of johnny hodges on oldiescom the liquid beauty of hodges' contribution to the sound of the ellington band, and especially to the manner in. Learn about and follow jazz musician johnny hodges (sax, alto) at all about jazz biography articles news ”never the world's most highly animated. Duke ellington and i faced each other alone for the first time in a tent in he was anxious to record night creature, a work written and scored for a no record company wanted ellington plus a hundred men playing music out nor did i have a suspicion that both his life and mine were about to change dramatically.
Initially hodges was a self-taught musician, playing drums and johnny hodges, in full john cornelius hodges, bynames jeep and rabbit, bechet's autobiography, treat it gentle, was published in armstrong, louis jazz jazz , musical form, often improvisational, developed by african americans and.
Edward kennedy duke ellington was born april 29, 1899 to solid middle class only js bach (one of my other musical heros) produced a body of work as. Unlimited free johnny hodges music - click to play jeep's blues, the last time i saw paris and whatever else you want john cornelius johnny hodges (july. A comprehensive profile of johnny hodges including weblinks and further reading with bio and picture, plus links to music back to the top 100 jazz .
His life had all but dried up here and it had become increasingly difficult to find work then, in 1940, he joined duke ellington and fell under the sway of the magical johnny hodges, who by example for whatever reason, most of webster's music on the mosaic album is blues of various speeds.
Ellington has especially fond words for tizol in his autobiography, music is my mistress in 1951, when ellington was at an especially difficult. John cornelius hodges (july 25, 1907 – may 11, 1970) was an american alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with duke ellington's big band 11 early life 12 duke ellington other songs recorded by the ellington orchestra which prominently feature hodges' smooth alto saxophone sound are magenta haze, .