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Johnny Hodges by Herman Leonard. (Paris, France, 1958) ~Repinned Via Christa Bethune Smith

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Nueva York, 1930: Harry, un barbero racista cambiará su actitud tras descubrir una trompeta mágica. Ambientado en los años posteriores a la gran depresión del 29, momento en el que se origina el Swing (estilo de jazz en el que destacaron Fletcher Henderson,Johnny Hodges,Benny Carter,Ella Fitzgerald...)y época cargada de grandes disputas raciales.

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Johnny Hodges was born July 25, 1906 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He took up the soprano saxophone at 14. He worked in Boston and New York during the mid-1920s, playing in bands led by Lloyd Scott, Chick Webb, Bobby Sawyer, Luckey Roberts, and Bechet. He joined Duke Ellington's orchestra in 1928 and was the band's most-featured soloist for the next four decades. In 1951 he formed his own combo.

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heart 3 Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges

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Funky Blues by Johnny Hodges. Johnny Hodges was the mellow lead on many Duke Ellington hits, but here he goes back to basics - the Blues.

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Johnny Hodges and Al Sears, Aquarium, New York,, ca. Nov. 1946 (William P. Gottlieb 04191).jpg

Juice A-Plenty. Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Hodges. Johnny Hodges, Soloist. Billy Strayhorn and Orchestra + Billy Strayhorn!!! Live!!!

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