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Al V. (Al) from HOOVER, AL
Reviewed on 9/25/2007...
This CD has the same title, but different artwork. It also has ten cuts including The Man I Love, Don't Blame Me, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, Through for the Night, Hawk Eyes, I Only Have Eyes for You, Talk of the Town, The Midnight Sun Will Never Set. The label is Hip, a New York label. The CD has never been opened. It's still in its factory shrink-wrapped case.
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Hawk and Shavers fly high
Nikica Gilic | Zagreb, Croatia | 10/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit, this album didn't get to me on the first two listenings, but it payed off to give it a third chance... I suddenly liked it very very much... With Charlie Shavers as an adittional attraction on the trumpet, the things are at the same time cooking and, actually, quite subtle...
Maybe this is not the most typical of Hawk's performances, but I would argue it is among the best I've heard from the 1950s - swinging, muscular but also witty. Shavers is in full bloom here; it is no wonder he was considered a chief challenger to Roy Eldridge in the fiery trumpet department (they are not similar performers; they have different tone, attack, improvisational style; they just share the energy!)....
The rest of the group gives a very strong, muscular support the occasion requires and, all in all, this must be one of the better mainstream jazz albums of the 1950s; maybe not the first one you should hear (some other albums by Sweets, Prez, Hawk, Webster, Roy, Teddy Wilson or Peterson are a bit more accessible, I think) but hear it you should... In addition to swing, drive, force, intelligence and wit, at times it even gets romantic (which, shame on me, escaped me on first few listening attempts)"
George F. Griffin | 09/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"some excellent solos mainly by the trumpeter charlie shavers a somewhat underrated musician this disc was recommended in "jazz journal""