Sunday, April 8, 2012

Johnny Hodges - The Photo Album

An autograph from 1939 when Ellington visited Sweden for the first time. From the collection of Carl-Gustaf Edhardt of Sweden.

The finest sax section EVER!

Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 1930 with Johnny Hodges on clarinet

A later cap......

Hodges flanked by Ben Webster and Al Sears.

Jam with Rab. Jam session with almost everyone, including Duke on Rosetta Tharpe's guitar! Hodges on extreme right. © Charles Peterson

Johnny with Bud Freeman and Chu Berry © Charles Peterson

One of the 'famous Buescher artist' ads.

Caps were definitely the 'in' wear

Duke at the London Palladium. Hodges third from the left in the sax section. Note a foot on the clarinet and soprano stands!

© Olle Lindholm of Sweden. The Duke, Johnny Hodges and Harry Carney at Hyannis, Mass.

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