Johnny Hodges

A Gentle Breeze

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A Gentle Breeze captures Duke Ellington's favorite alto saxophonist, Johnny Hodges, on 20 tracks originally recorded for Vocalion/Bluebird, Vogue, and Mercury/Verve between 1938 and 1954. Included on this single disc are Hodges originals "Hop, Skip and Jump," "Rabbit's Blues," "Good Queen Bess," and classic compositions co-written with Duke Ellington: "Jeep's Blues," "Hodge Podge," and "The Jeep Is Jumpin'." As a bonus, Bud Music also included an enhanced CD-ROM section containing a biography, discography, jazz time line, and catalog. A nice added touch, but nothing extraordinary.

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