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Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Read "Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins" reviewed by Samuel Chell

This extraordinary 1962 session was the realization of a promise made thirty years earlier between the maestro, Duke Ellington, and the father of the tenor saxophone, Coleman Hawkins, that they would some day make a record together. Released a mere two months ahead of the largely iconic Ellington-Coltrane meeting, the earlier date is distinguished by the ...