For the first time ever on a single set, the complete performance of Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins at the Bayou Club, 1959. Two authentic geniuses of their respective instruments, at their peak.
As a bonus, all of the existing music from their performances at the 1958 Antibes Jazz Festival and at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival (taped shortly after the Bayou gig).
01. Blue Lou
02. Basin Street Blues
03. Just You, Just Me
05. Ballad Medley: I Cant Get Started / These Foolish Things
07. Honeysuckle Rose
08. Lady Be Good
09. How High The Moon / Ornithology
Total time: 74:56 min.
01. Bayou Atmosphere
02. The Birth Of The Blues
03. Bean And The Boys
04. Vignette [Previously Unissued]
05. Body And Soul [Previously Unissued]
06. Soft Winds [Previously Unissued]
07. Undecided (*) Bonus Track
08. Indian Summer (*) Bonus Track
09. Soft Winds (*) Bonus Track
10. Vignette (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 76:31 min.
Recorded live at Bayou Club, Washington D.C., January 1959.
Personnel: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Roy Eldridge (tp), Don Wilson (p), Bob Decker (b) and Buddy Dean (d).
The Bonus tracks:
CD 2, tracks #7-8 features Coleman Hawkins (ts), Roy Eldridge (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Hubert Rostaing (cl), Michel de Villers (bs), Lou Levy (p), Arvell Shaw (b) and J.C. Heard (d). Recorded live at Antibes Jazz Festival, Cannes, on July 8, 1958.
CD 2, tracks #9-10 features Coleman Hawkins (ts), Roy Eldridge (tp), Ray Bryant (p), Tommy Bryant (b) and Oliver Jackson (d). Recorded live at Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, on July 3, 1959.