Coleman Hawkins is frequently identified as the father of the tenor saxophone. Technically, of course, that honor goes to Adolphe Sax, but Hawkins unquestionably gave rebirth to an instrument that had for decades been valuable primarily as a novelty device. Because of his illuminating artistry, over the decades he became the model for hundreds of tenor stylists. In this collaboration with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Hawkins encounters one of his most illustrious spiritual descendants.
With a perfect rhythm section headed by pianist Tommy Flanagan, the two tenor men prove that when great artists meet on the common ground of the jazz tradition, there is never a generation gap.
Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Gus Johnson
Liner Notes – Joe Goldberg
Piano – Tommy Flanagan
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Tenor Saxophone – Coleman Hawkins, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
1. Night Hawk
2. There Is No Greater Love
3. In A Mellow Tone
4. Don't Take Your Love From Me