15 dic. 2008


Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

This has one of the best versions of Mood Indigo, with a truly masterful solo by Hawkins, and features a classic edition of Duke's band with Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, etc...

Since Hawkins was never a member of Duke's band, this is kind of a nice combination. It's perfect because Hawkins is the prototypical swing tenor man of a certain style, but not identified with either Ellington or Basie. Too bad there never was a Duke Meets Lester Young album.