Buenos Aires Blues (2 LP on 1 CD)
Johnny Hodges (as), Lalo Schifrin (p), Bernie Leighton (p, org), Barry Galbraith (g), George Duvivier (b), Dave Bailey, Osie Johnson (d), Ray Nance (vln), Oliver Nelson (arr & cond)
This release presents two complete original albums by the unique Johnny Hodges, recorded outside of the Ellington setting and both appearing here on CD for the first time ever. The first, in quintet format, marks Hodges only recorded encounter ever with Argentinean pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin, who contributes two compositions.
The latter LP showcases the saxophonist soloing on standard tunes with a big band of winds & strings, conducted & arranged by Oliver Nelson.
01. Mama Knows
02. Im In Another World
03. Dreary Days
04. I Cant Believe That Youre In Love With Me
05. B. A. Blues
07. All Too Soon
08. Somebody Loves Me
09. Away From You
10. Something To Live For
11. In A Sentiment Mood
12. I Didnt Know About You
13. Guitar Amour
14. You Blew Out The Flame (In My Heart)
15. Theme From The Eleventh Hour
16. Love song From Mutiny On The Bounty
18. Satin Doll
19. Dont Blame Me
20. Prelude To A Kiss
21. Warm Valley
Total time: 67:17 min.
Tracks #1-9 originally issued as "Previously Unreleased Recordings" (Verve V6 8834).
Tracks #10-21 issued as "The Eleventh Hour" (Verve V6 8492).
Personnel on "Previously Unreleased Recordings": Johnny Hodges (as), Lalo Schifrin (p), Barry Galbraith (g), George Duvivier (b) and Dave Bailey (d). Recorded in New York, on May 26, 1963. (Other sources cite March 26, 1963)
Personnel on "The Eleventh Hour": Johnny Hodges (as), with Orchestra conducted & arranged by Oliver Nelson, including Ray Nance (vln, vcl on #13), Bernie Leighton (p, org), unknown (g), George Duvivier (b) and Osie Johnson (d), plus unidentified strings. Recorded in New York, August 6 & 15, 1962.