Art Hodes On Piano Jazz The pianist, an adherent to early jazz styles, was known for his work in New York City in the '30s and '40s. His career continued in his native Chicago, and he appeared on Piano Jazz in 1984.

Art Hodes. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress hide caption

toggle caption
William Gottlieb/Library of Congress

Art Hodes.

William Gottlieb/Library of Congress

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Art Hodes On Piano Jazz

Art Hodes In The Studio

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460870944/460874021" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Jazz pianist Art Hodes (1904–1993) was born in Ukraine and moved to the U.S. with his family as a baby. While he got his start as a musician in Chicago, his big break came when he moved to New York in 1938 and played with Joe Marsala and Mezz Mezzrow. He later returned to Chicago, where he remained active as a performer, educator and writer. On this 1984 episode of Piano Jazz, Hodes performs "St. Louis Blues" and "Someone To Watch Over Me."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1984.

Set List

  • "Washboard Blues" (Carmichael, Mills, Callahan)
  • "St. Louis Blues" (Handy)
  • "Watermelon Man" (Hancock)
  • "Someone To Watch Over Me" (Gershwin)
  • "The Preacher" (Silver)
  • "Grandpa's Spells" (Morton)
  • "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" (Alter, DeLange)
  • "Black And Blue" (Waller, Razaf, Brooks)
  • "Liza" (Gershwin, Kahn)
[+] read more[-] less

More From Jazz

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes play a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Tom Misch And Yussef Dayes (Home) Concert

This Tiny Desk quarantine concert features a guest appearance from guitarist John Mayer.

Jacob Collier plays a Tiny Desk (Home) concert. NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR/NPR

Jacob Collier (Home) Concert

Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

Fabiano do Nascimento plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Fabiano Do Nascimento (Home) Concert

The Brazilian-born guitarist performs a peace-inducing concert from his home in Los Angeles.

Becky Harlan/WBGO

The Evolution Of Jon Batiste

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Jon Batiste was born for show business. Hear him play an intimate set in New York and on our radio show as we trace his story to his current gig as band leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Vibraphonist Stefon Harris and double bassist Ben Williams. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Stefon Harris: A Generation's Preeminent Voice Of The Vibraphone

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Vibraphonist Stefon Harris gives us a lesson in empathy on and off the bandstand with his band Blackout.

Stefon Harris: A Generation's Preeminent Voice Of The Vibraphone

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/859446035/861194603" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Raul Midón plays a Tiny Desk (Home) concert. NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR/NPR

Raul Midón (Home) Concert

The jazz singer and guitarist has multiple Grammy nominations to his name. He performed five songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

Back To Top