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Eldridge, Hawkins and Hodges, three of the greatest Jazz musicians that ever played and all together, LIVE ! The sound they create with Eldridge adding that New Orleans style trumpet loudness to the mix is phenomenal and very unique. The louder they get, the better they sound. This amazing album was recorded live at the Village Gate, New York City on August 13 & 15, 1962.

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From the mid-’50s until Coleman Hawkins’s death in 1969, the tenor-saxophonist frequently teamed up with trumpeter Roy Eldridge to form a potent team. However, Hawkins rarely met altoist Johnny Hodges on the bandstand, making this encounter a special event. Long versions of “Satin Doll,” “Perdido” and “The Rabbit in Jazz” give these three classic jazzmen (who are ably assisted by the Tommy Flanagan Trio) chances to stretch out and inspire each other. The remainder of this CD has Eldridge and Hodges absent while Coleman Hawkins……Read More

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