20 nov. 2008


The Hawk Flies High (1957; 1991)

Orrin Keepnews, realizing that Coleman Hawkins did not have a record contract, let him choose his own sidemen for this album, with J.J. Johnson, Idress Sulieman, Oscar Pettiford, and Jonathan "Papa Jo" Jones on drums. There's also a guitar player, because Bean liked the fat sound it gave the rhythm section. This one is a keeper.

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