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The Hawk Relaxes (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)

Coleman Hawkins

Available in 44.1 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC audio formats

"... he's gliding on buoyant and vital airstreams, performing to near perfection an all-ballad program that rewards the attentive listener at each turn ... (a) Hawkins treasure."
- All About Jazz

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Total Playing Time    37:17
"... shows Hawkins at his creative best with the warm full bodied tone that was his trademark ... a relaxed but soulful set of tunes that are just slightly different than some of the more expected standards ... warm, inviting, classic old school that takes one back to the simple elegance of swing done right. An essential for any serious jazz library."
- CriticalJazz.com

"... featuring some of the finest fledgling talents of the era. Hawkins masterfully wends his way through a set of slightly off-the-beaten-path standards ... Hawkins's sophisticated stylings, as always, are a sheer delight ... if you’re looking for the perfect CD to pop in while curled up fireside with your sweetie on a chilly evening, this may well be it."
- JazzReview.com

The title of this 1961 album by Coleman Hawkins is a tip-off to the music contained within, a programme of laid back material including the classic Just A Gigolo. Guitarist Kenny Burrell joins the legendary tenor saxophonist in this quintet setting, also featuring Ronnell Bright on piano, Ron Carter on bass and drummer Andrew Cyrille.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concord Music Group Studio Masters

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at
 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 28, 1961.
Supervision by Esmond Edwards.
Cover design/photo: Don Schlitten.
Remastering: Rudy Van Gelder (Van Gelder Studio), 2005.
Reissue produced by Nick Phillips and Bob Porter.
Reissue production assistance: Stuart Kremsky.

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