Johnny Hodges, Wild Bill Davis – Blue Hodge (1962/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Johnny Hodges, Wild Bill Davis – Blue Hodge (1962/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 41:13 minutes | 384 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © BnF Collection

Blue Hodge is the earliest of several matchups between altoist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis. With the assistance of Les Spann on guitar and flute, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes, Hodges and Davis mostly stick to fresh material, including three then-recent originals by Gary McFarland. Highlights include “Azure Te,” “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream,” and “There Is No Greater Love,” in addition to some swinging blues. ~ Scott Yanow

01 – And Then Some
02 – I Wonder Why
03 – Azure Te
04 – Blue Hodge
05 – Hodge Podge
06 – It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream
07 – Why Are You Blue
08 – Knuckles
09 – Stand By Blues
10 – There Is No Greater Love

Produced by Creed Taylor. Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded on August 23-24, 1961 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
Wild Bill Davis – organ
Les Spann – guitar, flute
Sam Jones – bass
Louis Hayes – drums