#43/100 – The Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, Jo Jones All Stars At Newport

Newport Jazz Festival has been a staple of the genre for decades, and the late 50s were a joyous time to be an attendee. This is one of a small handful of records in the collection from this time period, and the atmosphere is incredible. This brings together many of the all stars of brass and while it only features five tracks, they do a lot in that time. Side A features an introduction and then gets into I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me, which is a long train of solos, but is my pick on this side. It’s always fascinating to hear takes from masters of their instrument during a period or intense but friendly competition.


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