This studio session finds the great Hawkins playing as part of a five-piece sax section. Actually the other saxophonists and part of the rhythm section were taken from the Count Basie Orchestra and outfitted with arrangements by Billy Ver Planck. They play a variety of little-known but swinging material; the logical charts and high-quality solos make this LP well worth acquiring (Scott Yanow, AllMusic).
0:00 – There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame (Coleman Hawkins / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers)
3:53 – Ooga Dooga (Coleman Hawkins)
9:40 – Thanks For The Misery (Billy Ver Planck)
13:59 – At Evening At Papa Joe’s (F. Foster / Frank Wess)
22:08 – I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face (Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe)
- Coleman Hawkins, Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
- Frank Wess, Marshall Royal – alto Saxophone
- Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
- Eddie Jones – bass
- Bobby Donaldson – drums
- Freddie Green – guitar
- Nat Pierce – piano
Release date: 1958
Label: World Wide
Catalog number:MGS 20001
Performed by Hawkins and the sax section of Count Basie’s orchestra.
This album was reissued as “Coleman Hawkins Meets the Big Sax Section” (Savoy Jazz 1979).