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Bean Bags [Original recording remastered, Import]

Milt Jackson, Coleman Hawkins Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • ASIN: B0086XFF58
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 427,186 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable outing 2 Aug 2014
By Dr.D.Treharne VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the single album Japanese re-master of the "Bean Bags" album and as such has just the six tunes and a running time of just over 35 minutes. Unlike some of the other Japanese re-issues this has the original sleeve notes by Nat Hentoff on the back, which is just as well because the rest of the notes are in Japanese. The programming is the usual mixture of "standards" with Coleman Hawkins contributing "Stuffy" and Jackson "Sandra's Blues" and "Indian Blues". What matters most is not the paucity of running time, but some sublime Coleman Hawkins playing, and Milt Jackson sounding on top of his creative game. It's also easy to overlook the contribution made by Kenny Burrell to the album, helping to fill out the sounds and add some accomplished embellishments- together with Tommy Flanagan. All in all, well worth the money even if Hentoff's florid sleeve-notes now read as being overblown and prolix. Utterly enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Milt Jackson and the Jazz Giants 19 Feb 2013
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The title is quite correct, Coleman Hawkins at his best, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and rhythm section to dream of. I don't know of a Milt Jackson Record that doesn't swing and this one does....mightily!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites 2 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
From the beautiful Close Your Eyes to the swinging Get Happy this is one of my favourite CDs. Bought on spec from the label around 10 years ago I think the fidelity of this HDCD is outstanding for the age of the production. I wouldn't sell or swap this for any other disc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 7 Nov 2013
By Ed
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I do like this cd - tho I don't play it a lot - I think Statements is my favourite album of his -
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clever Title.... 4 Oct 2002
By Robert J. Ament - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
with Bean being Hawkins' nickname as Bags was for Jackson. More importantly that this '59 effort, now on cd, features two legends on their respective instruments and with a supporting cast who may be arguably legends as well.
Fittingly, there are two ballads in the set as both Jackson and Hawkins had romanticism in their souls (who will ever forget Hawkins' recording of "Body and Soul"?). They both romp through the Hawkins' original, "Stuffy", and the standard "Get Happy". The set concludes with two Jackson original blues, one slow with the other a medium tempo, on which everyone gets their chops.
A very listenable and enjoyable set!
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5.0 out of 5 stars They Did It Again! 23 Jan 2000
By oliver taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What a listening experience.Bags without a doubt is the "Absolute Truth" on the vibes,and Coleman is right there with him.My favorite jazz album of all time is "Opus De Jazz" by Milt,but this one is righ up there with it.The eloquence of their playing is just great.Especially loved the selection Close Your Eyes.It showcased both their talents to the utmost.Just great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1.000 stars 1 Nov 1999
By mason williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
with over 1,500 cds in my collection , mostly jazz . this recording by milt and coleman tops the list . passing miles davis bitches brew and kind of blue , beyond my kenny burrells (featured here) and gabor szabos ... past even coletrane and my main man mingus . this record is so smooth , so groovy that i'm gonna have a real hard time even buying any thing else . what would compare ? mor milt i suppose , color me addicted .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hawk & Milt: Dynamic duo 8 May 2007
By Bomojaz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Away from the MJQ, Milt Jackson often recorded in what could easily be tagged all-star groups, whether teaming up with John Coltrane, Ray Charles, or Wes Montgomery. Here his side kick is the father of the tenor sax himself, Coleman Hawkins, and the results are magnificent. Hawk is in great form, and the performance of everyone on his own STUFFY is terrific. CLOSE YOUR EYES gets a gorgeous ballad treatment, while GET HAPPY is a scorcher. The final two tracks are 12-bar blues, one slow, the other medium-up, and cap off a marvelous outing by two jazz giants - and a great rhythm section headed by pianist Tommy Flanagan and including guitarist Kenny Burrel. Definitely worth looking into.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtakingly beautiful 20 Aug 2013
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
Usually when there are sound samples on a product page I simply refer to those and let folks make up their own minds. In the case of this album the sound samples - while adequate - do not begin to convey the beauty of any of the tracks on this all-too-short album.

There is something about the way that Milt and Coleman connect that makes this album pure magic. Prior to this I had always thought the best paring between Milt and a tenor saxophonist was he and Lucky Thompson. This album has caused me to rethink that.

Of course it's not just Milt and Coleman who make this album special. It's also the solid rhythm section led by Tommy Flanagan on piano with Kenny Burrell's incredible guitar work, Eddie Jones on bass and Connie Kay on drums. In fact for this album the only other drummer I can think of who would have played with the same sensitivity is Ed Thigpen. Overall, the rhythm section - in my opinion - is as responsible for the musical magic as Milt and Coleman.

This album was recorded in NYC for Atlantic on September 12, 1958. There were actually eight tracks recorded for this album, but two never made it onto the platter for come reason: Where Or When which remains unissued, and Prisoner Of Love for no reason that I can unearth. Regardless, the album as it stands is perfect to my ears.
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