One of the most valuable series Prestige conceived was the one spotlighting Coleman Hawkins, daddy of the tenor saxophone, whether on the parent label or either of its offspring, Moodsville and Swingville. At the time some of the so-called "mainstream" giants were being neglected and Prestige wanted to make sure this didn't happen to Hawk. That the All Stars include trumpeter Joe Thomas, trombonist Vic Dickenson, and compatible modern-mainstreamer Tommy Flanagan does no harm to this concept and the music it represents. The two Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington numbers add to the flavor.
with Joe Thomas, Vic Dickenson, Tommy Flanagan, Wendell Marshall, Osie Johnson