Remembering Johnny Hodges – Jeep’s Blues (Live at Newport, 1956)

The great alto saxophonist and long-term mainstay of the Duke Ellington Orchestra Johnny Hodges passed away 50 years ago today, on 11th May 1970.

Here’s the piece that was his signature tune, Jeep’s Blues – played during a very famous live concert by the Ellington band at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956.

Feast your ears on that huge soulful sound that was perfect for playing the blues!

2 Responses to “Remembering Johnny Hodges – Jeep’s Blues (Live at Newport, 1956)”

  1. bygone daze Says:

    is this the album with the gonzalves tenor solo?

    • telescoper Says:

      Yes indeed, the famous Diminuendo in Blue & Crescendo in Blue separated by an interval consisting of 27 choruses by Paul Gonzalves.

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