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||I'm Beginning to See the Light||Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart||6:11||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Do Nothin' Till You Hear||Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart||4:12||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Alphonse and Gaston||Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart||8:32||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Walkin' My Baby Back Home||Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart||4:50||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||When Your Lover Has Gone||Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart||5:12||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||I Knew You When||Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart||4:48||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues||Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart||4:10||$1.69||View In iTunes|
This CD reissue from the Spanish Fresh Sound label brings back a fun and unusual Jazztone session. Six distinctive and very different veterans were teamed together: trumpeter Cootie Williams, cornetist Rex Stewart, trombonists Lawrence Brown and J.C. Higginbotham, and the tenors of Coleman Hawkins and Bud Freeman. With pianist Hank Jones, guitarist Billy Bauer, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Gus Johnson providing solid backup and Ernie Wilkins sketching out some arrangements, the unique matchups are very successful. Each of the musicians has an opportunity to be featured and the tradeoffs are quite memorable. A colorful gem.
Born: 10 July 1911 in Mobile, AL
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s