This set seems to have the word "fad" written all over it, but surprisingly it is a major success. During the era when everyone was trying to cash in on the popularity of bossa nova, tenor-great Coleman Hawkins recorded eight selections with a group consisting of two guitars, bass and three percussionists. In addition to a classic version of "O Pato" and such typical songs as "Desafinado" and "One Note Samba," Hawkins and company even turn "I'm Looking over a Four Leaf Clover" into a strong bossa.
Personnel: Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (claves); Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins (guitar); Major Holley (bass); Eddie Locke (drums); Willie Rodriguez (percussion).
02 I'm Looking over a Four Leaf Clover (Jazz Samba)
03 Samba Para Bean
04 I Remember You
05 One Note Samba (Samba de Uma Nota So)
06 O Pato (The Duck)
07 Abraco No Bonfa (An Embrace to Bonfa)
08 Stumpy Bossa Nova