Numbered, Limited Edition 200 Gram, 45rpm 2LP Set!
Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound & Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
One of the giants of the alto saxophone, Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most
important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1928 up to
Hodges' death in 1970. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his
long career - one of his '50s outfits included a young John Coltrane - but
history remembers Hodges for his virtuosic sidemanship, particularly his
sensitive rendering of ballads. Hodges won the admiration of many saxophonists
such as Ben Webster and even John Coltrane who played in one of the small groups
in 1953-4 said that Johnny was always one of his favorite players.
"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to
miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of
astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible
treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if
you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe
yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online
Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• 200 Gram, 45rpm 2LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Vic Dickenson, trombone
Billy Strayhorn, piano
Jimmy Woode, bass
Sam Woodyard, drums
1. I Didn't Know About You
2. Cool Your Motor
3. Gone With the Wind
4. Honey Hill
6. Don't Take Your Love From Me
7. Saturday Afternoon Blues
8. Satin Doll
9. Reeling and Rocking