Personnel: Pee Wee Russell (clarinet); Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Emmett Berry (trumpet); Bob Brookmeyer (trombone); Nat Pierce (piano); Milt Hinton (bass); Jo Jones (drums).
Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York on February 23, 1961.
Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
Personnel: Pee Wee Russell (clarinet); Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Emmett Berry (trumpet); Bob Brookmeyer (trombone); Nat Pierce (piano); Jo Jones (drums).
Liner Note Author: Nat Hentoff.
Recording information: Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York, NY (02/23/1961-03/08/1961).
Photographer: Frank Gauna.
This LP (whose contents have been reissued on CD) features a reunion between tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and clarinetist Pee Wee Russell; they revisit "If I Could Be with You," a song they had recorded together in a classic version back in 1929. Russell was beginning to perform much more modern material than the Dixieland music associated with the Eddie Condon players and on this set (which also features trumpeter Emmett Berry, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, pianist Nat Pierce, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Jo Jones), he plays a couple of Duke Ellington tunes, two originals and "Tin Tin Deo." Hawkins is also in fine form and this somewhat surprising program is quite successful. ~ Scott Yanow