Johnny Hodges Complete Verve Small Group Sessions (6CD, APE+CUE)

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Name:Johnny Hodges Complete Verve Small Group Sessions (6CD, APE+CUE)

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The Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions 1956-1961 (6CD, APE+CUE)

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Johnny Hodges was Duke Ellington's most important soloist, so when the alto saxophonist returned to his former employer in the fall of 1955 after leading his own band for just over four and a half years, he had Ellington's approval to record under his own name for Verve on a steady basis. This limited-edition box set collects all of Hodges' small-group sessions recorded for Verve between 1956 and 1961 (excepting some selections whose masters were lost), often with a number of sidemen on loan from Ellington. The leader's chops are best exhibited in the ballads and blues features, though his originals merit attention, too. Hodges hardly hogs the spotlight; he obviously takes his share of solos but generously features his guests and associates from the Ellington band. A nonet with Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Quentin Jackson, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, and Sam Woodyard is easily the best all-around session within this compilation, with many fine tracks. The humorous "Just Squeeze Me," with Nance's hip vocals complemented by Terry's talkative horn in the background, as well as a surprising extended workout of "Take the 'A' Train," with Terry taking over the famous solo spotlight that Nance first recorded in 1941 (heard on flugelhorn) and followed by Nance on his swinging violin, are among its highlights. Some of the other veterans appearing in this collection include Roy Eldridge, Vic Dickenson, Ben Webster, and Herb Ellis. The atmosphere of each session is friendly and swinging, with the feeling that each take came together quickly, whether or not that was actually the case. While Johnny Hodges' recordings as a leader from this period never rivaled Duke Ellington's in either sales or critical acclaim, they proved to be consistently enjoyable and able to stand the test of time. The set includes 30 previously unissued tracks. The detailed liner notes and discography, along with the numerous photos, also help to make The Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions 1956-1961 an essential purchase for swing fans, though it is a limited edition of just 7,500, so it is guaranteed to soar in value. It is available exclusively from www.mosaicrecords.com.

Personnel: Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Roy Eldridge (Flugelhorn), Herb Ellis (Guitar), Jimmy Forrest (Tenor Sax), Johnny Hodges (Alto Sax),Jo Jones (Drums), Mel Lewis (Drums), Ray Nance (Trumpet), Les Spann (Guitar), Les Spann (Flugelhorn), Ben Webster (Tenor Sax), Harold Ashby (Tenor Sax), Shorty Baker (Trumpet), Aaron Bell (Bass), Lou Levy (Piano), Booty Wood (Trombone), Jimmy Woode (Bass), Russell Procope (Alto Sax), Emil Richard (Vibraphone), Quentin Jackson (Trombone), Sonny Greer (Drums), Ray Brown (Bass), Harry Carney (Baritone), Clark Terry (Trumpet), Vic Dickenson (Trombone), Jimmy Hamilton (Clarinet), Jimmy Hamilton (Tenor Sax), Gus Johnson (Drums), Joe Mondragon (Bass), Wendell Marshall (Bass), Wilfred Middlebrooks (Bass), John Sanders (Trombone), Billy Strayhorn (Piano), Leroy Vinnegar (Bass), Sam Woodyard (Drums).

Track Listing:

Disc 1

01 Hi 'Ya
02 Snibor
03 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
04 Texas Blues
05 A-Oddie-Oobie
06 Meet Mr. Rabbit
07 Duke's in Bed
08 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
09 Ballade for Very Tired and Very Sad Lotus Eaters
10 Confab with Rab
11 It Had to Be You
12 Black and Tan Fantasy
13 Take the "A" Train
14 Viscount
15 Bouquet of Roses
16 Digits

Disc 2

01 Early Morning Rock
02 Blues-A-Plenty
03 Cool Your Motor
04 Gone with the Wind
05 Honey Hill
06 I Didn't Know About You
07 Satin Doll
08 Reeling and Rocking
09 Don't Take Your Love from Me
10 Saturday Afternoon Blues
11 Just a Memory
12 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
13 Big Shoe
14 Ruint
15 Bend One
16 You Need to Rock

Disc 3

01 M.H.R.
02 Broadway Babe
03 Three and Six
04 Not So Dukish
05 Central Park Swing
06 Preacher Blues
07 Jeep Bounced Back
08 Last Time I Saw Paris
09 First Klass (C'mon Home)
10 Second Klass
11 Straight Back
12 Steerage
13 Third Klass
14 Meet the Frog
15 Nite Life
16 My Melancholy Baby
17 Lotus Blossom
18 Free for All

Disc 4

01 Br' Rabbit
02 Starting with You (I'm Through)
03 The Hare
04 The Things You Miss
05 I Told You So
06 Wiggle Awhile
07 Get Ready
08 The Peaches Are Better Down the Road
09 Hygiene
10 Ben's Web
11 Side Door (Don't Kid Yourself)
12 Blues'll Blow Your Fuse
13 I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
14 Dual Highway

Disc 5

01 Big Ears
02 Shorty Gull
03 Ifida
04 Big Smack
05 I'd Be There
06 Just Another Day
07 Lollalagin Now
08 Medley: Am I Blue/Something to Remember You By
09 Once in a While
10 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
11 Medley: More Than You Know/Memories of You
12 The Very Thought of You
13 When Your Lover Has Gone
14 Blues Serenade
15 Night and Day
16 Lover, Come Back to Me
17 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
18 Two Sleepy People

Disc 6

01 Exactly Like You
02 I'm Beginning to See the Light
03 Val's Lament
04 Tipsy Joe
05 Waiting on the Champagne
06 Sweet Cookie
07 Frog Hop
08 Zag Zig
09 Dag Knows
10 Twice Daily
11 John Smith
12 Romeo
13 Black Sapphire

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