Blues Wail: Coleman Hawkins Plays the Blues

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/1996
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218310628
  • Catalog Number: 11006

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Juicy Fruit (11:15)
  2. 2 Blues for Tomorrow (13:32)
  3. 3 Blues Wail (6:45)
  4. 4 Soul Blues (9:52)
  5. 5 Skrouk (6:00)
  6. 6 Stealin' the Bean (4:31)
  7. 7 Foot Pattin' (8:51)
  8. 8 Blues for Ron (6:14)
  9. 9 Pedalin' (6:35)
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Album Credits

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
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Bill Grauer Jr. Producer
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