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

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