Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster – Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster [Stereo] (Analogue Productions Verve Series 45 RPM Edition)
Remastered all-analog (AAA) from the original master tapes by George Marino at Sterling Sound.
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound
"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011
As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.
Recorded in 1957.
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Ray Brown, bass
Herb Ellis, guitar
Oscar Peterson, piano
Alvin Stoller, drums
(Above description from AcousticSounds.com)
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