Personnel: Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Wendell Marshall (bass); Osie Johnson (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 29, 1960. Originally released on Moodsville (7). Includes liner notes by Ron Eyre.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1992, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Coleman Hawkins; Wendell Marshall (bass guitar); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Osie Johnson (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Liner Note Author: Zan Stewart.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/29/1960).
Author: Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded originally for the Prestige subsidiary Moodsville, Coleman Hawkins (along with the Tommy Flanagan Trio) sticks exclusively to ballads and slower pieces, all played at a low flame. Although it is nice to hear the veteran tenor interpreting "Poor Butterfly" and "I'll Get By," this CD is more successful as pleasant background music than as creative jazz. ~ Scott Yanow