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Blues A-Plenty [200g 45rpm 2LP] by Johnny Hodges
Blues A-Plenty [200g 45rpm 2LP] by Johnny Hodges at Eastwind Import
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Artist/Band:Johnny Hodges
Name:Blues A-Plenty [200g 45rpm 2LP]
Cat No.:APLPV6123-45
Performed by:Johnny Hodges (alto sax)
Ben Webster (tenor sax)
Roy Eldridge (trumpet)
Vic Dickenson (trombone)
Billy Strayhorn (piano)
Jimmy Woode (bass)
Sam Woodyard (drums)
Description:Individually numbered, limited edition 200 gram, 45 rpm 2 LP set!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes and pressed at QRP!


One of the giants of the alto saxophone, Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1928 up to Hodges' death in 1970. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his long career, one of his '50s outfits included a young John Coltrane, but history remembers Hodges for his virtuosic sidemanship, particularly his sensitive rendering of ballads.

Originally issued on Verve Records in 1958, Blues A-Plenty finds the alto saxophonist in one of his standout dates as a leader, commandeering a talented group featuring Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Roy Eldridge (trumpet) and Vic Dickenson (trombone) along with the Ellington rhythm section of Billy Strayhorn (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass) and Sam Woodyard (drums).

Recorded January 24 and 25, 1962 in New York. Originally released by Verve in 1962. This vinyl reissue released by Analogue Productions in 2013.

Album Tracks:
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
7. Saturday Afternoon Blues
8. Satin Doll
9. Reeling and Rocking
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