Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra’

Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra’ is a studio album arranged by Billy Strayhorn, featuring many members of Duke Ellington‘s orchestra and recorded on December 11–12, 1962 and released in June 1962 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Don’T Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 03:00 . 2.I Got It Bad (And That Ain’T Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 03:35 . 3.The Gal From Joe’S (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 02:27 . 4.Your Love Has Faded (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 03:00 . 5.I’M Just A Lucky So And So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) – 03:20 . 6.Jeep’S Blues (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges) – 03:18 . 7.Day Dream (Duke Ellington, John La Touche, Billy Strayhorn) – 03:56 . 8.Juice A-Plenty (Johnny Hodges) – 03:18 . 9.Azure (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 02:33 . 10.Tailor Made (Johnny Hodges, Eddie Mullens) – 03:35 . 11.Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 04:25

Musicians : Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone . Cat Anderson – Trumpet . Shorty Baker – Trumpet . Bill Berry – Trumpet . Howard Mcghee – Trumpet . Eddie Mullens – Trumpet . Aaron Bell – Double Bass . Lawrence Brown – Trombone . Quentin Jackson – Trombone . Harry Carney – Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone . Chuck Connors – Bass Trombone . Paul Gonsalves – Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy Hamilton – Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy Jones – Piano . Russell Procope – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone . Sam Woodyard – Drums

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Billy Strayhorn . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Arrangements : Billy Strayhorn

Package : Stanley Dance – Liner Notes . Patricia Lie – Art Direction, . Chuck Stewart – Cover Photo

Recorded On December 11–12, 1962.

Released In June 1962 By Verve.

Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra

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blueberry @ RateYourMusic
An absolute insider tipp is ‘Stardust’, featuring an awesome solo by Lawrence Brown on tromboneand once more underpinned the ruling belief of the richness of talents in the Duke Ellington orchestra. […]

JazzTimes
He uses a lot of space in his solosand the blues is everywhere on this recording. This album taught me a lot about phrasing and sound. […]

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Sound Colour VibrationRecorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this album finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges’ musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. […]

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