Known by the dual nicknames Rabbit and Jeep, Hodges's admirers were a diverse lot. John Coltrane, who began his career playing alto saxophone, cited him as his first influence. He was also a sideman in Hodges's band in 1953.
Ah, but Pops knew to leave us always wanting a little bit more!
Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter, two of the most incisive and arresting soloists in modern jazz, made for one of the greatest trumpet/saxophone front lines in the music's history. Morgan was an established, new-star 20-year-old, hailed ...
I hadn't seen Wallace in at least a decade. Powerfully engaged by the two emerging masters, he sounded as expressive and full-throated as ever riding the harmonic edge of several standards and a trio of originals