Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins LP

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins LP

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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

180 Gram Vinyl

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