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The paths of Johnny Hodges (John Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges, nicknames: "Rabbit", "Jeep". b. July 25, 1906, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, d. May 11, 1970) and Duke Ellington are eternally intertwined. While Hodges is now universally acknowledged as one of the seminal alto saxophonists in jazz he was, at times, overlooked as an artist in his own right; somehow hidden in the penumbra of The Duke Ellington Orchestra, for which Mr. Hodges was the lead alto player for many decades (doubling on… read more

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  • Avatar for DavidSmith98
    his solo on dimenudeno
  • Avatar for bobgreen623
    The first alto player to turn me on to wanting to play myself. Marvellous.
  • Avatar for nobledeath
  • Avatar for ginandjukes
    Yeah! The Jeep is always jumpin' 'round here.
  • Avatar for bookmbookm
    rock on my man
  • Avatar for kturner423
    I love this man's style.
  • Avatar for wwaynesworld
    wwwwonderful !w!
  • Avatar for u85345787
    hodges är störst på altsaxofon i världen så det så. rune ellington vän!!
  • Avatar for schizodanny
    Open Mike :O :O :O
  • Avatar for F_Hole
    Not to go all rotisserie league about an artform, but Hodges is probably my favorite jazz musician.

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