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

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See the Photographs That Captured the Icons of Jazz

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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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.

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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.

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http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/15974308052_gerry_mulligan_meets_johnny_hodges Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges

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