Coleman Hawkins – Today And Now (1963/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 40:34 minutes | 1,59 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 40:34 minutes | 816 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front Cover
Genre: Jazz | © Analogue Productions
Coleman Hawkins recorded three sessions for Impulse Records in the early to mid ’60s. Of the three, Today And Now is the most compelling. The unusual choice of repertoire is what sets this album apart. Versions of the traditional song “Go Li’s Liza” and the fairly obscure Quincy Jones ballad “Quintessence” are creatively rendered. Indeed, Hawk seems inspired throughout; he plays with an abandon that is altogether effortless.
01 – Go Li’l Liza
02 – Quintessence
03 – Don’t Love Me
04 – Love Song from ‘Apache’
05 – Put on Your Old Grey Bonnett
06 – Swinging Scotch
07 – Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
Produced by Bob Thiele. Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded on September 9 (“1-4”) & September 11, 1962 (5-7) at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
This Reissue Mastered from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray.
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Major Holley – bass
Eddie Locke – drums