Talking about which, it's time I had another one in this series. Two of the all-time greats of jazz saxaphone were Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster. One way of seeing that (or rather hearing it) for yourself is to catch them playing together - as they do on Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1957 - 47 minutes). To my ear, Hawkins has a harder edge than Webster, but separately or together they are the essence of cool. As it says here, 'a merger of great musical minds'. And there's also the small matter of Oscar Peterson on piano. Standout tracks: 'La Rosita', 'You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To' and 'Shine On Harvest Moon'.
[Links to the rest of the series.]