Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins And Confreres Hybrid Stereo SACD
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
Ben Webster had long before passed through the ranks of imitator, then pupil and
finally master. His "college attendance," as one might put it, in the Duke
Ellington Orchestra gave him a sureness of expression in his great showpieces
and he also learned to hold his own against such musical giants as Paul
Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton. "Hawk" was able to thoroughly enjoy his fame in
numerous Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts given all over the world, where, of
course, he had to assert himself against many other saxophone players. Two such
JATP ensembles are to be found on the Confrères LP. The relaxed atmosphere is
particularly noticeable in the title "Sunday" in which Roy Eldridge comes into
the limelight with a brilliant solo. And just listen to George Buvivier's
marvelous bass playing (in "Nabab!") where he certainly has no reason to hide in
the shadow thrown by Ray Brown. Coleman Hawkins' voluminous, supple sound which
had a great influence on the styles of musicians ranging from Dexter Gordon and
Sonny Rollins up to Joe Lovano, is best heard after Roy's solo in "Honey
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• Original Verve Label Recording
4. Honey Flower