Johnny Hodges Blues A Plenty Hybrid Stereo SACD
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
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.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• Original Verve Label Recording
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