Coleman Hawkins was the first breakthrough tenor sax soloist and he remains one of the greatest ever. For over 40 years, he held court - blowing away the competition with his creative improvisations and rock solid grasp of harmony. Originally released on Verve in 1958, Coleman Hawkins and His Confreres features two tracks with the ever-swinging Oscar Peterson Trio and leads by tenor Ben Webster and trumpeter Roy Eldridge. A true meeting of friends, this relaxed but undeniably virtuosic album is a musical snapshot of a crack group of jazz giants at the height of their powers. The chill atmosphere is particularly noticeable in the title "Sunday" in which Eldridge comes into the limelight with a brilliant solo. This audiophile hybrid SACD remastering from Analogue Productions offers listeners the best possible sound quality.