HOD O’BRIEN’S MELODIES

HOD JP

Hod O’Brien, who left this earthy realm this year, was both taciturn and soft-spoken: I would lean forward to catch a few words. But at the piano keyboard, he was quietly eloquent, offering his own lyrical caress to every song.

Here are a few more performances by Hod and bassist Daryl Johns that I recorded at Mezzrow on March 19, 2016.

BLUE BOSSA:

ALONG CAME BETTY:

RAY’S IDEA:

I HEAR A RHAPSODY:

Thank you, Hod, for letting us eavesdrop on your rhapsodies.  We miss you.

May your happiness increase!

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4 responses to “HOD O’BRIEN’S MELODIES

  1. alandavidkaye@aol.com

    JC played a hod o brien album last night at mezzrow between sets. thank you for posting. happy and healthy year.

  2. Thanks for posting this tribute to Hod, a truly gifted jazz pianist. My heart goes out to his wife Stephanie Nakasian and their daughter “lady Victoria”.Hod plays on many of Stephanie’s recordings and as most jazz lovers know he was a treasure.

  3. Hod was not only a sweet, swinging pianist – he was one sweet person and will be missed by me and everyone who knew him. Losing him was one of the hard ones….

  4. Don "Zoot"Conner

    Thank you for posting all of Hod’s sessions.he was a magnificent players and one of the few who played in the Powell,Haig,Silver et al tradition.My favorite tunes on this set were golson’s “Along came betty” and the greatest bass player I’ve ever seen,Ray Brown’s “Ray’s idea”.Rest in peace,Hod,you were one of the best

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