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Does anyone out there have any links to formal interviews with Johnny Hodges, whether on Downbeat or elsewhere? I would especially be interested in any links that would lead to a chance to hear Johnny Hodges voice. I've never had the chance to hear him speak. Thanks so much.

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On 3/7/2020 at 7:21 PM, gmonahan said:

Speaking of Hodges, has anyone read Con Chapman's biography? Thoughts?

I read it recently. I cannot say I really learned much from it. It goes over some periods very quickly, and there are some lengthy tangents which are not always directly related to Hodges. Ex: a chapter entitled "The Blues" contains a long exposé on W.C.Handy, and then a few pages on Hodge's collaboration with Wild Bill Davis. There are some interesting quotes from contemporaries, but I assume you could find most of them elsewhere. 

Here is an interview with the author: http://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/01/interview-with-con-chapman-author-of-rabbits-blues-the-life-and-music-of-johnny-hodges/

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