Triple Play (Johnny Hodges Album)
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Triple Play Johnny Hodges Album

Triple Play
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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 10-11, 1967
StudioRCA Victor Studio A, NYC
LabelRCA Victor LSP-3867
ProducerBrad McCuen
Johnny Hodges chronology
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Triple Play is an album by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges recorded in 1967 and released on the RCA Victor label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic says "Despite the many changes in personnel, the music is pretty consistent, with basic swinging originals, blues and ballads all heard in equal proportion. As usual, Johnny Hodges ends up as the main star".[2] In JazzTimes, Stanley Dance called it a "happy, unpretentious set".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Johnny Hodges except where noted.

  1. "Take 'Em Off, Take 'Em Off Part 1" - 3:39
  2. "Take 'Em Off, Take 'Em Off Part 2" - 2:56
  3. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 3:46
  4. "Monkey on a Limb" - 3:53 Additional track on CD reissue
  5. "A Tiny Bit of Blues" - 4:53
  6. "For Jammers Only" (Claude Bolling) - 3:02
  7. "On the Way Up" - 2:52
  8. "Big Boy Blues" - 3:20 Additional track on CD reissue
  9. "The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) - 2:49
  10. "Fur Piece" - 6:22
  11. "Sir John" - 3:19
  12. "Figurine" - 2:39 Additional track on CD reissue
  13. "C Jam Blues" (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard) - 4:21



  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed July 27, 2017
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Triple Play - Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Dance, S. JazzTimes Review accessed July 27, 2017

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