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Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges: Blues A-Plenty LP (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series)

Verve, 1958

Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington's orchestra for nearly 50 years. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his long career, including this 1958 session showcasing the great alto saxophonist backed by an all-star group including Ben Webster & Billy Strayhorn.


Side A

  1. I Didn't Know About You
  2. Cool Your Motor
  3. Gone With The Wind
  4. Honey Hill
  5. Blues A-Plenty
  6. Don’t Take Your Love From Me

Side B

  1. Saturday Afternoon Blues
  2. Satin Doll
  3. Reeling and Rocking

Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.