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Coleman Hawkins Intimate: Duo, Trio, Quartet & Quintet 1934-38

Coleman Hawkins Intimate: Duo, Trio, Quartet & Quintet 1934-38

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There is no argument about Coleman Hawkins' position as Father of The Tenor Saxophone. Nor is there any doubt about his firm dedication to musical modernity. He is often cited as one of the first of the Swing Era musicians to have embraced the revolution of Bebop, a sea-change that took the vanguard of jazz away from the big band and back into the small combo. Indeed, many of Hawkins mid-1940s quartet and quintet sessions were to become seminal influences on an even younger generation of jazzmen, including, most famously of all, Sonny Rollins. However, Hawk's interest in more intimate musical settings had begun long before, during the mid-1930s. He was the first jazz saxophonist to record with just piano accompaniment a challenge few of his peers ever took up and in among the many orchestral sides recorded during his extended European stay from 1934 to 1939 he documented a further series of outstanding duo, trio, quartet and quintet performances.

Recorded for a variety of European labels, these sessions are unjustly neglected masterpieces, generally overshadowed by Hawkins titanic achievements upon his return to America. Gathered together in this collection they offer definitive proof of Hawk's cutting edge ambitions: few jazzmen anywhere were playing with such invention, daring and drive in the 1930s, fewer still on an instrument still to convince some of its validity as a jazz voice. Eight decades later, these recordings sound like harbingers; in fact, jazz tenor saxophone starts here. This release features period photographs and a detailed booklet note by saxophonist and author Simon Spillett.
 
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 I Ain't Got Nobody Coleman Hawkins with Buck Washington
2 It Sends Me Coleman Hawkins with Buck Washington
3 On The Sunny Side of The Street Coleman Hawkins with Buck Washington
4 Lullaby The Coleman Hawkins Quartet
5 Lady Be Good The Coleman Hawkins Quartet
6 Lost In A Fog The Coleman Hawkins Quartet
7 Honeysuckle Rose The Coleman Hawkins Quartet
8 Something Is Gonna Give Me Away [take one] The Coleman Hawkins Quintet
9 Something Is Gonna Give Me Away [take two] The Coleman Hawkins Quintet
10 Lamentation [take one] Coleman Hawkins with Freddy Johnson
11 Lamentation [take two] Coleman Hawkins with Freddy Johnson
12 Devotion [take one] Coleman Hawkins with Freddy Johnson
13 Devotion [take two] Coleman Hawkins with Freddy Johnson
14 Stardust Coleman Hawkins with Freddy Johnson
15 Well All Right Then Coleman Hawkins with Freddy Johnson
16 Blues Evermore [take one] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
17 Blues Evermore [take two] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
18 Dear Old Southland [take one] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
19 Dear Old Southland [take two] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
20 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans [take one] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
21 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans The Coleman Hawkins Trio
22 I Know That You Know [take one] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
23 I Know That You Know [take two] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
24 When Buddha Smiles [take one] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
25 When Buddha Smiles [take two] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
26 Swinging In The Groove [take one] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
27 Swinging In The Groove [take two] The Coleman Hawkins Trio
  • EAN:
    824046438722
  • Discs:
    1
  • Release:
    February 2016
  • Artist:
    Coleman Hawkins
  • Product Code:
    ACMCD4387
  • Weight:
    0.12kg