Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra

Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra

by Johnny Hodges


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Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra

Alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges recorded frequently for Verve in the 1950s and 1960s, although nearly all of the musicians on this CD are from the Ellington orchestra and the arrangements are by Billy Strayhorn. Hodges is never less than superb throughout this reissue, while Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney and non-Ellingtonians Howard McGhee on trumpet and pianist Jimmy Jones also deserve praise. Strayhorn's exotic chart of "Azure" and emotional scoring of "Your Love Has Faded" are especially striking. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/1999
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731455754322
catalogNumber: 557543

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Hodges   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Aaron Bell   Bass
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors   Bass Trombone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Harry Carney   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Ed Mullens   Trumpet
Billy Strayhorn   Conductor,Track Performer
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Peter Keepnews   Liner Note Preparation,Notes Editing
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger
Creed Taylor   Producer
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo
Patricia Lie   Art Direction
Hat Nguyen   Art Direction
Suzanne White   Print Production
Eddie Mullens   Composer

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