Bar code: 8436028693214
This release contains the complete and long unavailable broadcasts by the Coleman Hawkins quartet with Tommy Flanagan at the London House. Hawkins and Flanagan had played and recorded together on many occasions, and these sets constitute their final collaborative recordings.
As a bonus, a live version of 'Body and Soul', which was also recorded in a quartet format, and appears here on CD for the first time ever.
01. THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT (8:58)
02. I CANT GET STARTED (10:56)
03. MOONGLOW (7:21)
04. HOW HIGH THE MOON (Theme) (0:56)
05. BLUE MOON (8:56)
06. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (8:54)
07. ITS THE TALK OF THE TOWN (6:21)
08. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (4:49)
09. BODY AND SOUL (6:11) (*) Bonus Tracks
Total time: 62:46 min.
Tracks #1-8 previously issued as "Live from the London House" (Jasmine 2521).
Personnel on #1-8: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Major Holley (b) and Eddie Locke (d). Recorded live at the London House, Chicago, Illinois, on June 12 [#1-4] & June 19 [#5-8], 1963.
Personel on track #9: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Higgins (p), Bob Cranshaw (b) and Walter Perkins (d). Recorded live at the Playboy Jazz Festival, Chicago, Illinois, on August 9, 1959.
Coleman Hawkins remained perennially modern with an open ear for innovation. During the mid forties, he invited such musicians as Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach to join his band, and it was thanks to Hawkins that Thelonious Monk first entered a recording studio. He would even record a celebrated date with Sonny Rollins in 1963.