180 Gram Mono LP! Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins is joined by George Duvivier, Osie Johnson, Eddie Costa and Thad Jones for these five selections featuring After Midnight and Moodsville. The ideas, the technique, the style, leave no doubt that Hawkins is still the titan of the tenor. "The Hawk" cuts loose, with virility and inventiveness, on a group of his own original tunes. His work is fiery on the upthings; lush and spellbinding on the ballads. At all times, he is very much the inspired "Hawk." Listen to the heart and soul of "the most influential reed man in the world."
"Actual playing experience on the job is the best way to learn to think. Improvising is playing with a lot of thought behind it; but none of the hard work that goes into thinking should show up in your playing. Too often improvising is really copying. To really improvise, a musician needs to know everything - not only his instrument, but harnony, composition, theory, the whole works. It's more important than ever today. When you don't have the control (of your instrument), you can't incorporate the ideas that you hear and feel into your style. That's what's wrong with so many of the players coming up today. Sure... I was advanced for my time in those early days, for just that reason - I had studied hard since I was five, and studied classics all my life, and it gives me an advantage over the other fellows I was playing with." - Coleman Hawkins
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Limited Edition
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
Coleman Hawkins, Tenor Saxophone
George Duvivier, Bass
Osie Johnson, Drums
Eddie Costa, Piano, Vibraphone
Thad Jones, Trumpet
1. Bean In Orbit
2. After Midnight