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Author of Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges interviewed

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The author of a recent book on Johnny Hodges, Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges, Con Chapman, is being interviewed by Leonard Lopate on WBAI 99.5 FM.

If you miss it, it will be available on Lopate's website's archives in a day or two.

 

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They played a live recording of some tune based on the changes to Honeysuckle Rose by the Johnny Hodges Septet featuring John Coltrane. Hodges gave Trane a few choruses on it and Trane sounded like Trane. Future shock!

Hodges had to fire Trane because he was nodding off on the stand. I don't see this recording on Discogs, but there's a half hour thing on You Tube 

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YouTube recording quickly found. So interesting! Only a year before Trane was to be heard with Miles and you can hear the way he was going. The influence of Hodges on him is also evident, particularly in the second number.

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