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Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins: Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) LP

Duke Ellington

Impulse!, 1963

Coleman Hawkins was an early virtuoso and major stylist of the tenor saxophone. A key figure in the development of Swing music, he was blessed with a warm, honeyed tone and an impeccable sense of time. Here he relaxes into a dream date with the legendary bandleader Duke Ellington and a half a dozen musicians handpicked from Ellington’s famous orchestra. With a repertoire drawn from the orchestra’s set-list, the pieces are arranged beautifully for this smaller configuration, and Hawkins’ tender voicings sound completely at home. It’s a joy from start to finish.

Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.


Side A
1. Limbo Jazz
2. Mood Indigo 
3. Ray Charles' Place 
4. Wanderlust 

Side B
1. You Dirty Dog
2. Self Portrait (Of The Bean) 
3. The Jeep Is Jumpin' 
4. The Ricitic 

  • Recorded - August 18, 1962 at Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey
  • Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder
  • Producer - Bob Thiele