(1994) Hodes' Art

Art Hodes

... read moreOpportunities for pianist Art Hodes to record in the 1960s were quite rare. In fact, other than a record documenting a concert, Hodes' entire output from 1963-70 was three albums cut for Delmark in 1968; traditional jazz was definitely out of style. This particular Delmark CD has brief moments from...

40′:22″ 12 Songs

1
Art Hodes
Winin' Boy Blues
3:48
2
Art Hodes
Old Fashioned Love
3:53
3
Art Hodes
Blues Yesterday
3:54
4
Art Hodes
Ballin' The Jack
3:16
5
Art Hodes
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
2:57
6
Art Hodes
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
3:26
7
Art Hodes
It's The Blues
2:09
8
Art Hodes
Whininnn'boy Blues (Alt)
4:11
9
Art Hodes
Indiana
3:28
10
Art Hodes
Steady Roll
3:29
11
Art Hodes
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
2:51
12
Art Hodes
If I Could Be With You Just One Hour Tonight
3:00
Released 01 January 1994, ℗ Delmark Records

Review

Opportunities for pianist Art Hodes to record in the 1960s were quite rare. In fact, other than a record documenting a concert, Hodes' entire output from 1963-70 was three albums cut for Delmark in 1968; traditional jazz was definitely out of style. This particular Delmark CD has brief moments from a variety of veteran greats. "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" matches Hodes and his rhythm section with trombonist George Brunis, trumpeter Nappy Trottier and clarinetist Volly De Faut; the clarinetist (a veteran of the early '20s) also plays on "Struttin' With Some Barbeque." In addition to three piano-bass-drums trio numbers, Hodes is heard on six relaxed selections in a trio with clarinetist Raymond Burke (in good form) and veteran bassist Pops Foster. This music is historic and enjoyable. ~ Scott Yanow