In This Issue
Who doesn’t recall their feelings upon first hearing Johnny Hodges? The rich warmth of his luscious tone was instantly memorable. The emotional, succulent sound of his instrument floated from the speaker so luxuriously it could make even a staunch atheist imagine the existence of heaven. His music elicited wonder, cool, and passion.
In a Jerry Jazz Musician interview, Con Chapman, author of Rabbit’s Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges – the first-ever biography of the immortal musician – talks about the enigmatic man and his unforgettable sound.
Also in this issue…lots of new poetry and short fiction, an interview with Paul Lopes, author of Art Rebels: Race, Class and Gender in the Art of Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese; a new edition of Great Encounters; a new Jazz History Quiz, and lots more…