Coleman Hawkins, Tommy Flanagan, Wendell Marshall, Osie Johnson – At Ease With Coleman Hawkins (1960/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Coleman Hawkins, Tommy Flanagan, Wendell Marshall, Osie Johnson
Title: At Ease With Coleman Hawkins
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1960
Duration: 00:41:48
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Prestige Records

At Ease is one of the most charming and attractive of the many albums Coleman Hawkins and Tommy Flanagan made together—a collection of ballads played with great affection for the melody. Hawkins could be fiercely aggressive in his playing. In this collection, he displays his tenderness. If ever there was a master of the ballad, it was Coleman Hawkins. His romantic style and sound caused one writer to say: “Hawk turned the saxophone into the sexophone.”

At Ease was done for the Moodsville series but while Hawkins, with the expert help of his pianist, Tommy Flanagan, sets a mood on eight standards, it is never merely mood music.

Recorded originally for the Prestige subsidiary Moodsville, Coleman Hawkins (along with the Tommy Flanagan Trio) sticks exclusively to ballads and slower pieces, all played at a low flame. Although it is nice to hear the veteran tenor interpreting “Poor Butterfly” and “I’ll Get By,” this CD is more successful as pleasant background music than as creative jazz. ~~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow


  1. For You, For Me, For Evermore – 6:09
  2. While We’re Young – 3:35
  3. Then I’ll Be Tired Of You – 5:11
  4. Mighty Like A Rose – 4:04
  5. At Dawning – 4:41
  6. Trouble Is A Man – 5:28
  7. Poor Butterfly – 6:08
  8. I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You) – 6:37