in the middle of 20th Century

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 137-138:

On May 11, 1970, I was thinking about how I could persuade [Johnny Hodges] to get his soprano saxophone out once more to play on "A Portrait of Sidney Bechet" in The New Orleans Suite. The telephone rang and I was told that he had just died at his dentist's office…

[He had] a tone so beautiful it sometimes brought tears to the eyes--this was Johnny Hodges. This is Johnny Hodges…

Johnny Hodges sometimes sounded beautiful, sometimes romantic, and sometimes people spoke of his tone as being sensuous. I've heard women say his tone was so …   more >>

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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 137-138. accessed: 30 March, 2023

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Saxophone music performed by Johnny Hodges

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Date/Time in the middle of 20th Century
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Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:55:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:57:27 +0100