Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster Johnny Hodges & Ben Webster

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  • 1Cambridge Blue03:42
  • 2Brute's Roots04:36
  • 3Bouncing with Ben02:50
  • 4One for the Duke05:15
  • 5Walkin' the Frog05:49
  • 6Rabbit Pie04:51
  • 7Jeep's Blues02:36
  • 8Dooji Wooji04:07
  • 9The Jeep Is Jumpin'06:04
  • Total Runtime39:50

Info for Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster

The superb November 1960 session recorded by the Ben Webster-Johnny Hodges sextet in studio conditions at the Jazz Cellar, in San Francisco (without an audience). It is presented here in its complete form, on HighResAudio, for the first time ever.

These recordings are exceptional in that no other date exists in their collaborative discography featuring them as the only horns. The two great saxophonists were the only horn players heard at the session. They were backed by a rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass and drums.

A complete (and very rare) octet session featuring Webster and Hodges has been added as a bonus.

Ben Webster and Johnny Hodges had already known each other for over 25 years by the time they recorded the present date together at The Jazz Cellar in San Francisco. The two sax giants recorded their first sides together as members of the illustrious Duke Ellington orchestra on August 19, 1935.

Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Lou Levy, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Wilfred Middlebrooks, bass
Gus Johnson, drums

The Jazz Cellar, San Francisco, November 22 1960:
Ray Nance, trumpet
Lawrence Brown, trombone
Emil Richards, vibraphone
Russ Freeman, piano
Joe Mondragon, bass
Mel Lewis, drums

Digitally remastered

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Booklet for Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster

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