Coleman Hawkins! Roy Eldridge! Johnny Hodges! Alive! At the Village Gate (APE+CUE)
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From the mid-'50s until Coleman Hawkins's death in 1969, the tenor-saxophonist frequently teamed up with trumpeter Roy Eldridge to form a potent team. However, Hawkins rarely met altoist Johnny Hodges on the bandstand, making this encounter a special event. Long versions of "Satin Doll," "Perdido" and "The Rabbit in Jazz" give these three classic jazzmen (who are ably assisted by the Tommy Flanagan Trio) chances to stretch out and inspire each other. The remainder of this CD has Eldridge and Hodges absent while Coleman Hawkins (on "new" versions of "Mack the Knife," "It's the Talk of the Town," "Bean and the Boys" and "Caravan") heads the quartet for some excellent playing. Timeless music played by some of the top veteran stylists of the swing era.
Personnel: Roy Eldridge (tp) Johnny Hodges (as) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Major Holley (b) Eddie Locke (d)
01 Satin Doll
03 The Rabbit in Jazz
04 Mack the Knife
05 It's the Talk of the Town
06 Bean and the Boys