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Numbered, Limited Edition 200 Gram, 45rpm 2LP Set!
Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound & Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
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 Flower."
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• 200 Gram, 45rpm 2LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, tenor saxophones
Oscar Peterson, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Ray Brown, bass
Alvin Stoller, drums (on Maria)
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Hank Jones, piano
George Duvivier, bass
Mickey Sheen, drums
4. Honey Flower