Coleman Hawkins encounters Ben Webster
Analogue Productions CVRJ 6066 SA
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster (tenor saxophones)
Ray Brown (bass)
Herb Ellis (guitar)
Oscar Peterson (piano)
Alvin Stoller (drums)
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.
As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.
Recorded in 1957.