Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins


Analogue Productions (Impulse)



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Collaborative albums such as this one have always been something of a stunt on the part of the record label, with the artists themselves usually stuck with too little time to work out something that would easily act as a functional compromise. Many of these albums, then, have faded away with time. Impulse, however, had more than its share of solid collaborations. This one is a lot of fun, whether it's the daffy cut-up of "Limbo Jazz" or the slow New Orleans smoke of "Wanderlust." All present turn in nice performances on this set of Ellington numbers.

Duke Ellington, piano
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Harry Carney, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Ray Nance, violin, cornet
Lawrence Brown, trombone
Aaron Bell, bass
Sam Woodyard, drums

1. Limbo Jazz
2. Mood Indigo
3. Ray Charles' Place
4. Wanderlust
5. You Dirty Dog
6. Self Portrait (Of the Bean)
7. The Jeep Is Jumpin'
8. The Ricitic

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Duke and Coleman - Is There More to Say?

posted on 11/05/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: S. Madon
This is a tremendously enjoyable record, impeccably produced by Analogue Productions in partnership with Impulse Records. You have just got to love the Duke's collaborations with other jazz greats in small ensemble settings. This one is with Coleman Hawkins, another game-changing jazz musician, blowing soulfully melodious lines on the tenor sax. The 5-piece wind section (Hawkins, Nance, Brown, Hodges and Carney) are so together, and complement each other perfectly. Nance even picks up a violin on one tune. Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums provide excellent rhythm. The tunes are all penned or co-penned by Ellington and his collaborators. What a great composer, what great music, and a terrific audiophile record! Hear the applause??

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