Authenticity is a technical term used in psychology as well as existentialist philosophy and aesthetics. In existentialism, authenticity is the degree to which one is true to one's own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures... A lack of authenticity is considered in existentialism to be bad faith.
Un día como hoy (25 de julio), hace 106 años, nació uno de los mejores saxofonistas alto de la historia: Johnny Hodges. Su carrera la desarrolló en su mayor parte junto a Duke Ellington, a cuyo éxito Hodges contribuyó de una manera invaluable. Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges - Bunny - YouTube
Johnny Hodges was born July 25, 1906 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He took up the soprano saxophone at 14. He worked in Boston and New York during the mid-1920s, playing in bands led by Lloyd Scott, Chick Webb, Bobby Sawyer, Luckey Roberts, and Bechet. He joined Duke Ellington's orchestra in 1928 and was the band's most-featured soloist for the next four decades. In 1951 he formed his own combo.