Hodges: July 25, 1906 – May 11, 1970
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Here Johnny Hodges plays “C Jam Blues” (a very brief portion, anyway) “On the Sunny Side of The Street,” and “I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good.)”
Playing the final track from this set, “I Got It Bad,” Massachusetts native Hodges is playing a tune Ellington specifically wrote for his strengths. He would leave the orchestra later to form his own band.