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Mess of Blues [Johnny Hodges]


  • 1. Jones
    2. I Cried For You
    3. Love You Madly
    4. Little John, Little John
    5. Stolen Sweets
    6. & R Blues, A
    7. Lost In Meditation
    8. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
    9. Tangerine
    10. Creole Love Call
    11. Caution Blues (Blues in Thirds)
    12. Stride Right
    13. Rosetta
    14. Perdido
    15. Fantastic, That's You
    16. Tale of the Fox
    17. I'm Beginning to See the Light
    18. C Jam Blues
    19. Tippin' In
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10285

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Wild Bill Davis (organ).
    Liner Note Authors: Jack Maher ; Stanley Dance.
    In the 1960s altoist Johnny Hodges took a brief time off from Duke Ellington's orchestra to record eight albums with organist Wild Bill Davis. For this, their third collaboration, the duo welcome guitarist Kenny Burrell, trumpeter Joe Wilder and either Osie Johnson or Ed Shaughnessy on drums. Hodges plays typically beautifully on such numbers as "I Cried for You," "Lost in Meditation" and "Stolen Sweets" and, although no real surprises occur (and the playing time at around a half-hour is quite brief), the performances are up to par. However, the music on this long out-of-print LP has yet to appear on CD. ~ Scott Yanow

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