Johnny Hodges



Johnny Hodges

Rating
Active
1924 to 1970
Born
July 25, 1906 in Cambridge
Died
May 11, 1970
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Biography
John Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years, except the period between 1932 and 1946 when Otto Hardwick generally played first chair. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946, when he was given the lead chair. He is considered one of the definitive alto saxophone players of the big band era (alongside Benny Carter). Hodges started playing with Lloyd Scott, Sidney Bechet, Lucky Roberts and Chick Webb.

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


3 Shades of Blue

3 Shades of Blue

Johnny Hodges January 29, 2016

10 Tracks

Con-Soul and Sax

Con-Soul and Sax

Johnny Hodges September 18, 2015

10 Tracks

Hop, Skip and Jump

Hop, Skip and Jump

Johnny Hodges June 4, 2013

17 Tracks

Three Shades of Blue

Three Shades of Blue

Johnny Hodges December 28, 2011

10 Tracks

Side by Side

Side by Side

Duke Ellington November 11, 2011

9 Tracks

Creamy

Creamy

Johnny Hodges November 11, 2011

12 Tracks

Ellingtonia '56

Ellingtonia '56

Johnny Hodges March 31, 2011

7 Tracks

The Complete Verve Small Sessions 1956 - 1961

The Complete Verve Small Sessions 1956 - 1961

Johnny Hodges January 1, 2011

50 Tracks

Duke's in Bed

Duke's in Bed

Johnny Hodges April 1, 2010

9 Tracks

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