The Hawk Relaxes

Coleman Hawkins

The Hawk Relaxes
  • CAT # OJCCD-709-2

    1. I'll Never Be The Same 6:11
    2. When Day Is Done 4:28
    3. Under A Blanket Of Blue 4:39
    4. More Than You Know 4:12
    5. Moonglow 6:00
    6. Just A Gigolo 5:04
    7. Speak Low 6:44

After Coleman Hawkins began recording for Prestige and its affiliated labels in 1958, he continued to cut sessions with mainstream peers, as he had done earlier in the decade. He also launched a series of projects with younger musicians, proving in the process that he remained unsurpassed in the creation of emotion-laden, harmonically sophisticated improvising. Kenny Burrell, who became something of a mainstay with Hawkins in the studios, is a significant voice on the present set of majestic ballads; and (as befits Hawkins the perennial talent scout) the quintet also includes two young men who would prove quite influential in the Sixties and beyond, Ron Carter and Andrew Cyrille.

with Ronnell Bright, Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Andrew Cyrille

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