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Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68592  
Composer:  Johnny HodgesHoagy CarmichaelClaude BollingRay Noble,   ... 
Performer:  Johnny Hodges
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in 1967.

Altoist Johnny Hodges is heard in three different settings on this reissue CD. Such top swing stars as trumpeters Ray Nance, Cat Anderson and Roy Eldridge, trombonists Buster Cooper, Lawrence Brown and Benny Powell, tenors Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton, baritonist Harry Carney, pianists Hank Jones and Jimmy Jones (the latter two sometimes together), guitarists Tiny Grimes, Les Spann and Billy Butler, bassists Milt Hinton, Aaron Bell and Joe Benjamin and drummers Gus Johnson, Rufus Jones and Oliver Jackson are heard in nonets with the great altoist. Despite the many changes in personnel, the music is pretty consistent, with basic swinging originals, blues and ballads all heard in equal proportion. As
Read more usual, Johnny Hodges ends up as the main star.

-- Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Take 'Em Off, Take 'Em Off Part 1 by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
2. Take 'Em Off, Take 'Em Off Part 2 by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
3. The Nearness of You by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
4. Monkey on a Limb by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
5. A Little Bit of Blues by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
6. For Jammers Only by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
7. On the Way Up by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
8. Big Boy Blues by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
9. The very thought of you by Ray Noble
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10. Fur Piece by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
11. Sir John by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
12. Figurine by Johnny Hodges
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
13. C Jam Blues by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 

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