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Johnny Hodges by Herman Leonard. (Paris, France, 1958) ~Repinned Via Christa Bethune Smith


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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,


Nueva York, 1930: Harry, un barbero racista cambiará su actitud tras descubrir una trompeta mágica. Ambientado en los años posteriores a la gran depresión del 29, momento en el que se origina el Swing (estilo de jazz en el que destacaron Fletcher Henderson,Johnny Hodges,Benny Carter,Ella Fitzgerald...)y época cargada de grandes disputas raciales.


Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges / Cootie Williams / Cat Anderson - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 12: buy LP at Discogs

♫ Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges / Verve / 2332 068 / 1976 / JAZZ / ...

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.

3 Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges