Written in 1958 by Jon Hendricks and Harry Edison, “Centerpiece” has since become a jazz standard. Joni Mitchell would (partially) cover the song in the mid-'70s for her album “The Hissing of Summer Lawns.”
In the '50s Hawkins would play with Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown and Ben Wester.
Coleman Hawkins, sax
Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet
Charles Thompson, piano
Jo Jones, drums
Jimmy Woode, bass
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