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DownBeat  /  February 1, 1962  /  By Stanley Dance

Hawk Talk

“IT’S SURPRISING that a musician with his knowledge and experience should take time out to listen to younger musicians, but then his thinking isn’t limited by the past.” Lockjaw Davis was talking about Coleman Hawkins, a senior he holds in high regard. “And he doesn’t just listen to saxophones. He listens to all instruments. He always retains his personal flavor, but you find young musicians on his dates, and he’s just as comfortable with them as with the older guys.” Hawkins’ perennial freshness is echoed by Johnny Hodges: “The older he gets, the better he gets. If ever you think he’s through, you find he’s just gone right on ahead again.”

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REVIEWS & SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY


“I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger.”
—Rudy Van Gelder



The Modern Jazz Quartet
Django

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Kenny Dorham
Quiet Kenny

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Mose Allison
Mose Allison Sings

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Red Garland
Red Garland’s Piano

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Coleman Hawkins
The Hawk Relaxes

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


DownBeat Review
★★★★½
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Jack McDuff
The Honeydripper

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
The Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Cookbook,
Vol. 1

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


DownBeat Review
★★★★
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Roy Haynes, Phineas Newborn And Paul Chambers
We Three

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Gene Ammons
Boss Tenor

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Coleman Hawkins,
Buddy Tate & Arnett Cobb
Very Saxy

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Jackie McLean
4, 5 And 6

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Oliver Nelson
Screamin’ The Blues

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Red Garland Trio
Groovy

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


DownBeat Review
★★★★½
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Etta Jones
Don't Go To Strangers

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


DownBeat Review
★★★★
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Richard ”Groove” Holmes
Soul Message

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Roland Kirk With Jack McDuff
Kirk’s Work

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


DownBeat Review
★★★★
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The Modern Jazz Quartet
Concorde

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Pat Martino
El Hombre

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Yusef Lateef
Eastern Sounds

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


DownBeat Review
★★★★
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Kenny Burrell With Coleman Hawkins
Bluesy Burrell

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Thelonious Monk Trio
Thelonious Monk Trio

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Andy And The
Bey Sisters
’Round Midnight

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Art Farmer
Farmer’s Market

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Boogaloo Joe Jones
Right On Brother

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Sonny Criss
This Is Criss!

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Coleman Hawkins
At Ease With Coleman Hawkins

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Charles Earland
Black Talk!

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


Booker Ervin
The Freedom Book

Rudy Van Gelder Remasters


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