Live at the Opera House
  • Roy Eldridge
    Roy Eldridge
  • Coleman Hawkins
    Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins & Roy Eldridge

Live at the Opera House

Fresh Sound Records

Roy Eldridge (tp), Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz (ts), J.J. Johnson (tb), John Lewis, Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Percy Heath, Ray Brown (b), Connie Kay, Jo Jones (d)

Reference: FSRCD 556

Bar code: 8427328605564


This CD contains the two complete sets by the Coleman Hawkins/Roy Eldridge quintet recorded it the fall of 1957 at the Civic Opera House in Chicago (Stereo) and at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (mono). The Hawk is still imperial here, and there is also a particularly welcome bonus in the fine form of Roy Eldridge on both concerts - not always the case during his career. Another astonishing surprise is the rhythm section, which consists of three quarters of the Modern Jazz Quartet: John Lewis, Percy Heath and Connie Kay. They swing hard, proving they were versatile enough to change their style when accompanying their two elders.

Making a great closing performance for a CD full of outstanding playing is a very rare version of Stuffy, with Coleman and Roy, plus J.J. Johnson, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Jo Jones.

01. Bean's Talkin' (Coleman Hawkins) 7:58
02. The Nearness of You (Carmichael-Washington) 2:51
03. Time on My Hands (Youmans-Adamson-Gordon) 2:27
04. The Walker (Eldridge-Hawkins) 7:18
05. Tea for Two (Youmans-Caesar) 6:00
06. Blue Moon (Rodgers-Hart) 2:23
07. Cocktails for Two (Coslow-Johnston) 2:19
08. Kerry (Eldridge-Hawkins) 7:51
09. Bean's Talkin' (Coleman Hawkins) 7:27
10. I Can't Get Started (Duke-Gershwin) 2:36
11. Time on My Hands (Youmans-Adamson-Gordon) 2:12
12. The Walker (Eldridge-Hawkins) 7:20
13. Stuffy (Coleman Hawkins) 15:04 *

Album details

(*) Bonus Track

Tracks #1-8, from the original Stereo LP issue (Verve MGVS-6028)
Tracks #9-12, from the original Monaural LP issue (Verve MG V-8266)
Track #13, taken from the LP "JATP All Stars At the Opera House" (Verve MG V-8267)

Personnel on #1-12:
Coleman Hakins/Roy Eldridge Quintet
Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Connie Kay (drums).
On #2,6 & 10: Coleman Hawkins out; on #3,7 & 11: Roy Eldridge out.

Personnel on #13:
J.A.T.P. All Stars
Roy Eldridge (trumpet), J.J. Johnson (trombone), Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Jo Jones (drums).

Recording dates:
Tracks #1-8, Civic Opera House, Chicago, September 29, 1957
Tracks #9-12, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 9, 1957
Track #13, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 9, 1957

Cover photograph by Phil Stern
Liner notes: "Beethoven" Jean-Michel Reisser

Original recordings produced by Norman Granz
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol and Jean-Michel Reisser
© 2009 by Fresh Sound Records

Stereo / Mono · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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