• LIMITED EDITION 6-PANEL DIGIPACK
• 2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD
• INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
• 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Presented here is the complete Johnny Hodges album Creamy (Verve MGV-8136), one of his best small group albums as a leader. In addition to Hodges, many important figures from the Duke Ellington band are also featured here, among them Clark Terry, Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, and the great Billy Strayhorn, who also contributes three compositions. Hodges’ following date as a leader, showcasing a very similar personnel, has been added as a bonus in its entirety.
- JOHNNY HODGES, alto sax
- CLARK TERRY, trumpet
- LAWRENCE BROWN, trombone
- JIMMY HAMILTON, clarinet & tenor sax
- HARRY CARNEY, baritone sax
- BILLY STRAYHORN, piano
- JIMMY WOODE, bass
- SONNY GREER, drums
New York, September 8, 1955.
- (*) BONUS TRACKS: Same personnel but RAY NANCE (tp) replaces Terry &
- SAM WOODYARD (d) replaces Greer. New York, January 11, 1956.
- 01 Ballad Medley:
- - Whispering/Tenderly/ Don’t Take Your Love From Me
- - Prelude to a Kiss/But Not for Me
- - Polka Dots and Moonbeams/Passion Flower
- 02 Scuffin’
- 03 Honey Bunny
- 04 Passion [aka A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing]
- 05 Pretty Little Girl
- 06 No Use Kickin’
- 07 Hi ‘Ya (*)
- 08 Snibor (*)
- 09 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (*)
- 10 Texas Blues (*)
TOTAL TIME: 72:47 Min.