Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Today And Now (Remastered) (1963/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:11 minutes | 879 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Impulse!
Coleman Hawkins recorded three sessions for Impulse Records in the early to mid ’60’s. Of the three, Today And Now is the most compelling and the unusual choice of repertoire is what sets the album apart. The Hawk plays with an abandon that is altogether effortless throughout and his versions of the traditional song “Go Li’l Liza” and the fairly obscure Quincy Jones ballad “Quintessence” are creatively rendered. His band consisting of pianist Tommy Flanagan, bass player Major Holley and drummer Eddie Locke, back the tenor king here with a similar imaginative approach. A largely impromptu session, each song develops and evolves with each chorus, and it would serve as one of Hawkins’ last great records.
1. Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Go Li’l Liza
2. Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Quintessence
3. Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Don’t Love Me
4. Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Love Song From “Apache”
5. Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
6. Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Swingin’ Scotch
7. Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Major Holley, bass
Eddie Locke, drums