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Passion Flower (1940-1946)
Johnny Hodges
Passion Flower (1940-1946)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Johnny Hodges
Title: Passion Flower (1940-1946)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 6/13/1995
Release Date: 6/13/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636661629, 0693723058221

CD Reviews

Pure passion !
nadav haber | jerusalem Israel | 06/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A CD so full of beautiful music does not come often. Johnny Hodges was always a magnificent alto player, but this CD displays what to me is Hodges' very best. The original versions of Good Queen Bess, Things Aren't The Way... Day Dream, Passion Flower - all were recorded later numerous times - but these are the best !!! (the Duke's Orchestra provides stunning support for him on this cd). Hodges is the most unique alto I know, and was admired by Parker and any other alto player who came after him. His sound is so great and passionate and his phrasing is so filled with blues emotion that it seems that this is the way God intended us to sound. This is one of the top ten CD's in the "lonely island" list !!!"
This is one of his best recordings
Hap | Santa Fe, NM | 09/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is beautiful. Beautiful music and beautiful sound restoration. I agree with the other reviewers in their remarks about the quality of the recording itself, simply terrific. Duke Ellington allowed many of his star soloists to record under their own names, many times Duke did the arrangements, the composing, and often played piano, sometimes not. This recording showcases, on tracks 1-9, the fruit of such labors. Duke also arranged music to show off the talents of his many stars in his full orchestra, the remainder of this recording is a great testimony to that fact. If you are a fan of Johnny Hodges then this CD is a must."