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A portrait of American alto Saxophonist, John Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges, holding his saxophone. Best known for his solo work with Duke Ellington's big band,

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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

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Funky Blues by Johnny Hodges. Johnny Hodges was the mellow lead on many Duke Ellington hits, but here he goes back to basics - the Blues.

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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.

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Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Side By Side 2LP 45rpm 200g Vinyl Analogue Productions QRP USA - Vinyl Gourmet

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Johnny Hodges July 25,1906 Johnny Hodges was born. He was a jazz saxophonist know for his solo work with Duke Ellington’s Big Band. He passed away in 1970 at age 63.

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Juice A-Plenty. Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges. Johnny Hodges, Soloist. Billy Strayhorn and Orchestra + Billy Strayhorn!!! Live!!!

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