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Blues Wail: Coleman Hawkins Plays the Blues
     

Blues Wail: Coleman Hawkins Plays the Blues

by Coleman Hawkins
 
Tenor great Coleman Hawkins was usually bored with the blues, at least until the period covered by this CD sampler. A master at deciphering complex chord changes, Hawkins found the blues to be overly simple but around 1957 (after 35 years of major league activity) he began to explore the blues more seriously, at least on an occasional basis. This CD has nine

Overview

Tenor great Coleman Hawkins was usually bored with the blues, at least until the period covered by this CD sampler. A master at deciphering complex chord changes, Hawkins found the blues to be overly simple but around 1957 (after 35 years of major league activity) he began to explore the blues more seriously, at least on an occasional basis. This CD has nine performances from as many sessions. The music is consistently excellent (particularly "Juicy Fruit," the lengthy "Blues For Tomorrow" which also features John Coltrane, "Stealin' The Bean" with trumpeter Charlie Shavers and a pair of collaborations with fellow tenor Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis), but it is recommended that listeners (beginners and experts alike) instead acquire the complete sessions, since the blues were only a small aspect of the Coleman Hawkins story.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0025218310628
catalogNumber:
654161

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Performance Credits

Coleman Hawkins   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Ray Bryant   Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Tiny Grimes   Guitar,Leader
Gigi Gryce   Alto Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Shirley Scott   Hammond Organ
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Wilbur Ware   Bass
Doug Watkins   Bass
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Roy Gaines   Guitar
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
George Duvivier   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums
Walter Bolden   Drums
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Edgehill   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Osie Johnson   Drums
Musa Kaleem   Flute
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Idrees Sulieman   Trumpet
Earl Wormack   Bass
Jerome Richardon   Alto Saxophone
Charles "Specs" Wright   Drums

Technical Credits

Tiny Grimes   Contributor
Jo Jones   Contributor
Jerome Richardson   Contributor
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Jerry Valentine   Arranger
Bill Grauer   Producer

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