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Art Hodes

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 14, 1904 | Died: March 4, 1993    

Arthur W. Hodes (November 14, 1904 in Russia; died March 4, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois) is an American jazz pianist born in Ukraine. His family settled in Chicago, Illinois when he was a few months old. His career began in Chicago clubs, but he did not gain wider attention until moving to New York City in 1938. In that city he played with Sidney Bechet, Joe Marsala, and Mezz Mezzrow. Later Hodes founded his own band in the 1940s and it would be associated with his home town of Chicago. He and his band played mostly in that area for the next forty years. He also wrote for jazz magazines like Jazz Record. He remained an educator and writer in jazz....
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    Delmark Records
    2011
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    Delmark Records
    2007
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    Victor
    1988
  • Blues Groove

    Victor
    1988
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    Victor
    1984
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    Victor
    1982
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    Victor
    1973
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Up In Volly's Room by Jack Huntley

Friar's Inn Revisited by Nic Jones

Tribute to the Greats by Derek Taylor

Vintage Art Hodes by Mike Neely

Bucket's Got a Hole in It by Jack Bowers

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