From the Coleman Hawkins 1944 Classics CD liner notes:
"...Less familiar but equally thrilling, the "Saxtet" session pairs Hawk with Georgie Auld and Ben Webster for some hot blowing. On Pick-Up Boys
, a simple yet effective riff, Charlie Shavers first launches an unusually gruff Ben Webster, then Georgie Auld and Hawkins, into some sizzling solo work."
(January 19, 1919 – August 11, 1962) was an
African-American jazz double-bassist born in Chicago,
, best known as member of the Ahmad
Jamal trio from 1957 to 1962. A close contemporary of Jimmy Blanton, Crosby
is less considered as a pioneer, but his interactive playing in Jamal's trio
and that of George Shearing shows how easily and fluently he displayed a modern
approach to jazz double bass. He is credited with taking the first recorded
bass solo on his 1935 recording of 'Blues for Israel' with drummer Gene Krupa
(Prestige PR 7644) when he was only 16. He died of a heart attack two months
after joining the Shearing Quintet.
Charlie Shavers t / Georgie Auld as, ts / Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins ts / Bill Rowland p / Hy White
g / Israel Crosby sb / Specs Powell d.
Recorded in New York on May 17, 1944.
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