Sonny Meets Hawk!

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Sonny Meets Hawk!
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1963[1]
RecordedJuly 15 (#1–2, 5) and 18 (#3–4, 6), 1963
RCA Victor Studio B, New York City
GenreJazz
Length41:21
LabelRCA Victor
LPM-2712
ProducerGeorge Avakian
Sonny Rollins chronology
Our Man in Jazz
(1962)
Sonny Meets Hawk!
(1963)
Now's the Time
(1964)
Coleman Hawkins chronology
Back in Bean's Bag
(1962)
Sonny Meets Hawk!
(1963)
Wrapped Tight
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat[2]
Allmusic[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Sonny Meets Hawk! is a 1963 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, with Coleman Hawkins appearing as guest artist.[5] It was recorded at RCA Victor Studio "B" in New York City on July 15 and 18, 1963. The album features some of Rollins's most avant-garde playing.[6]

The album marks the first time the two saxophonists had entered a recording studio together, although they had appeared on stage together briefly that same year at the Newport Jazz Festival.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Yesterdays" (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 5:13
  2. "All the Things You Are" (Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 9:33
  3. "Summertime" (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:58
  4. "Just Friends" (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) – 4:40
  5. "Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)" – (Jimmy Davis, Roger "Ram" Ramirez, James Sherman) – 8:54
  6. "At McKies'" (Rollins) – 7:03

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Oct 26, 1963
  2. ^ Down Beat:December 5, 1963 Vol. 30, No.31
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1234. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ arwulf arwulf at allmusic
  6. ^ "On Intergenerational Jazz Performance". 2 July 2018.
  7. ^ Original liner notes by producer George Avakian