Johnny Hodges - Blues A Plenty - Hybrid Stereo SACD
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 released in 1958.