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Johnny Hodges: Four Classic Albums (Castle Rock / In A Mellow Tone / Perdido / Creamy) (2CD)
 
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Johnny Hodges albums, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
Castle Rock, In A Mellow Tone, Perdido and Creamy. For all those who may have thought the cool, rather forbidding sax player alongside the legendary Duke Ellington was just a side man, AVID’s latest Four Classic Albums release showcases Johnny Hodges in his own right. Beginning with Castle Rock a track written by Ellington sideman Al Sears we hear both sides of the Hodges style, both mellow and hard hitting! Hodges is joined by many Ellington alumni across our four classic albums and indeed as we will discover the Duke and his legendary writing partner Billy Strayhorn are featured writers on many tracks. However it is Rabbit who we can really focus on while we enjoy these fine solo albums.
All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever!

CD1
1-13: ‘Castle Rock’
1. Castle Rock
2. The Jeep Is Jumping
3. A Gentle Breeze
4. Globe Trotter
5. Jeep’s Blues
6. A Pound Of Blues
7. You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart
8. Something To Pat Your Foot To
9. Blue Fantasia
10. My Reward
11. Sideways
12. Wham
13. The Jeep Is Jumping (Alternate Take)
14-22: ‘In A Mellow Tone’
14. In A Mellow Tone
15. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
16. Don’t Get Around Much A More
17. Come Sunday
18. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
19. Sophisticated Lady
20. Day Dream
21. Solitude
22. Good Queen Bess
23: ‘Perdido’
23. Perdido

CD2
1-6: ‘Perdido’
1. Mood Indigo
2. Squatty Roo
3. Rose Room
4. Blues For Basie
5. For This Is My Night To Love
6. This Love Of Mine
7-18: ‘Creamy’
7. BALLAD MEDLEY - Whispering
8. BALLAD MEDLEY - Tenderly
9. BALLAD MEDLEY - Don’t Take Your Love From Me
10. BALLAD MEDLEY - But Not For Me
11. BALLAD MEDLEY - Prelude To A Kiss
12. BALLAD MEDLEY - Polka Dots And Moonbeams
13. BALLAD MEDLEY - Passion Flower
14. Scufflin’
15. Honey Bunny
16. Passion
17. Pretty Little Girl
18. No Use Kicking

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