Johnny HODGES and Wild Bill DAVIS – Blue Rabbit 1963

Johnny HODGES and Wild Bill DAVIS – Blue Rabbit  1963


One of altoist Johnny Hodges’ many solo records in the 1960s away from Duke Ellington’s Orchestra,
this out-of-print LP features him in two separate but similar settings. The great saxophonist
is joined by either Wild Bill Davis or (on four of the nine songs) the obscure organist
Ray Jackson, either Kenny Burrell or Mundell Lowe on guitar, Wendell Marshall, Jack Lesberg
or Richard Davis on bass, and Bobby Donaldson or Osie Johnson on drums. The music is fairly
typical for a Hodges date, with four Ellington standards, some blues and some basic originals.
In a few spots, the organists really do a good job of filling in for the Ellington Orchestra.
Tasty and swinging music.
By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
A1. Blues O Mighty
A2. Fiddlers Fancy
A3. Tangerine
A4. Creole Love Call
B1. Things Aint What They Used To Be
B2. Wisteria
B3. Satin Doll
B4. I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
B5. Mud Pie

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