Johnny Hodges with Lawrence Welk's Orchestra

Johnny Hodges with Lawrence Welk's Orchestra

by Lawrence Welk
     
 
This was one of the oddest matchups and yet ended up being fairly logical. Altoist Johnny Hodges had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard and Lawrence Welk always loved beautiful music. This Dot recording features Hodges on a dozen standards while accompanied by a string section, brass and a rhythm section. The concise and melodic

Overview

This was one of the oddest matchups and yet ended up being fairly logical. Altoist Johnny Hodges had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard and Lawrence Welk always loved beautiful music. This Dot recording features Hodges on a dozen standards while accompanied by a string section, brass and a rhythm section. The concise and melodic interpretations are indeed pretty and the arrangements (by a dozen different writers) are generally fine. Plus the album cover (which has a picture of the unlikely duo) is classic.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/1994
Label:
Ranwood Records
UPC:
0014921824621
catalogNumber:
8246
Rank:
132927

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lawrence Welk   Primary Artist
Johnny Hodges   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Lawrence Welk   Producer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Johnny Keating   Arranger
Benny Carter   Arranger
Johnny Burke   Composer
George Cates   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Sid Feller   Arranger
Jerry Gray   Arranger
Dick Hazard   Arranger
Marty Paich   Arranger
Lynn Murray   Arranger
Harry Von Tilzer   Composer
Vic Schoen   Arranger
Randy Wood   Producer
George Wyle   Arranger
Pete King   Arranger
Ray Avery   Cover Photo
Bill Munro   Composer

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