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.