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Johnny Hodges

”Never the world's most highly animated showman or greatest stage personality, but a tone so beautiful it sometimes brought tears to the eyes, this was Johnny Hodges. Because of this great loss, our band will never sound the same. Johnny Hodges sometimes sounded beautiful, sometimes romantic, and sometimes people spoke of his tone as being sensuous. With the exception of a year or so, almost his entire career was with us. So far as our wonderful listening audience was concerned, there was a great feeling of expectancy when they looked up and saw Johnny Hodges sitting in the middle of the saxophone section, in the front row. I am glad and thankful that I had the privilege of presenting Johnny Hodges for forty years, night after night. I imagine I have been much envied, but thanks to God....” Duke Ellington eulogy.

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Albums

Yeah...About That
Yeah...About That
Veritas Entertainment
2012
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Johnny Hodges: Second Set
Johnny Hodges: Second...
Avid Records UK
2011
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Rabbit's Blues
Scandia
2001
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[no cover]
The Complete Verve...
Scandia
2000
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[no cover]
The Complete...
Scandia
1995
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[no cover]
Everybody Knows...
Scandia
1992
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Videos

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