Un día como hoy (25 de julio), hace 106 años, nació uno de los mejores saxofonistas alto de la historia: Johnny Hodges. Su carrera la desarrolló en su mayor parte junto a Duke Ellington, a cuyo éxito Hodges contribuyó de una manera invaluable. Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges - Bunny - YouTube
Johnny Hodges was born July 25, 1906 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He took up the soprano saxophone at 14. He worked in Boston and New York during the mid-1920s, playing in bands led by Lloyd Scott, Chick Webb, Bobby Sawyer, Luckey Roberts, and Bechet. He joined Duke Ellington's orchestra in 1928 and was the band's most-featured soloist for the next four decades. In 1951 he formed his own combo.