Johnny Hodges

Complete 1954-61 Small Group Studio Sessions (870255)

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Complete 1954-61 Small Group Studio Sessions

Johnny Hodges

Phono Records

8436563180095

PHN 148559

870255

JAZZ

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Complete 1954-61 Small Group Studio Sessions

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CD 24,99 €

4-CD BOX-SET

INCLUDES 24-PAGE BOOKLET

This 4-CD release compiles all existing small group studio collaborations between Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster recorded from 1954 to 1961. Included here are the complete albums Blues-A-Plenty (Verve MGVS 6123), Not So Dukish (Verve MGV 8355), and Side by Side (Verve 8345), as well as their brilliant 1960 Jazz Cellar session (exceptional in that no other date exists in their collaborative discography showcasing them as the only horns), and the two sessions featuring both Hodges and Webster from the LP compilation The Smooth One.

Apart from these 1956-61 dates, Hodges and Webster’s only collaborative small group studio recordings consist of their their extended 1952-53 Norman Granz Jam Session sets (not included on this edition), and two rare 1952 dates added here as a bonus.

JOHNNY HODGES, alto sax

BEN WEBSTER, tenor sax

On All Tracks, Plus:

  • Roy Eldridge, Ray Nance, Shorty Baker, Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp),
  • Lawrence Brown, Vic Dickenson, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (tb),
  • Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Jones, Duke Ellington, Lou Levy (p),
  • Les Spann, Herb Ellis (g), Jimmy Woode, Ray Brown (b),
  • Sam Woodyard, Jo Jones, Mel Lewis (d), among others.

Recorded in New York, Los Angeles & San Francisco, between 1954 and 1961.

BONUS TRACKS:

  • CD 4 [10-13]: Johnny Hodges (as), Ben Webster (ts), Emmett Berry (tp),
  • Lawrence Brown (tb), Leroy Lovett (p), Red Callender (b), J.C. Heard (d),
  • Al Hibbler (vc on “This Love of Mine” only). Los Angeles, July 22, 1952.
  • CD 4 [14-17]: Johnny Hodges (as), Ben Webster & Rudy Williams (ts),
  • Emmett Berry (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), bHumphrey Ted Brannon (p),
  • Barney Richmond (b), Al Walker (d). New York, December 11, 1952.

CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 78:41 Min.

  • 01 I Didn’t Know About You
  • 02 Cool Your Motor
  • 03 Gone With The Wind
  • 04 Honey Hill
  • 05 Blues-A-Plenty
  • 06 Don’t Take Your Love From Me
  • 07 Saturday Afternoon Blues
  • 08 Satin Doll
  • 09 Reelin’ And Rockin’
  • 10 Don’t Take Your Love From Me [A.T]
  • 11 Reelin’ And Rockin’ [A.T]
  • 12 Meet The Frog
  • 13 Nite Life
  • 14 My Melancholy Baby
  • 15 Lotus Blossom

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 72:33 Min

  • 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 The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • 09 First Klass [Aka C’mon Home]
  • 10 Second Klass
  • 11 Straight Back
  • 12 Steerage
  • 13 Third Klass
  • 14 In A Mellow Tone
  • 15 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

CD 3: TOTAL TIME: 73:50 Min

  • 01 Ben’s Web
  • 02 Side Door (Don’t Kid Yourself)
  • 03 Blues’ll Blow Your Fuse
  • 04 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
  • 05 Dual Highway
  • 06 Big Ears
  • 07 Shorty Gull
  • 08 Ifida
  • 09 Big Smack
  • 10 I’d Be There
  • 11 Just Another Day
  • 12 Lollalagin Now
  • 13 Exactly Like You
  • 14 I’m Beginning To See The Light
  • 15 Val’s Lament
  • 16 Tipsy Joe
  • 17 Waiting On The Champagne
  • 18 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • 19 Free For All

CD 4: TOTAL TIME: 72:19 Min

  • 01 Stompy Jones
  • 02 Squeeze Me
  • 03 Big Shoe
  • 04 Going Up
  • 05 Just A Memory
  • 06 Let’s Fall In Love
  • 07 Ruint
  • 08 Bend One
  • 09 You Need To Rock
  • 10 Rosanne (*)
  • 11 This Love Of Mine (*)
  • 12 Hodge Podge (*)
  • 13 Jappa (*)
  • 14 Through For The Night (*)
  • 15 Come Sunday (*)
  • 16 The Sheik Of Araby (*)
  • 17 Latino (*)