Coleman Hawkins in the 50's: Body & Soul Revisited

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Hawkins had been the dominant tenor-saxophonist from the mid-'20s up until 1940, but even though he remained a major force, his influence was waning, due to the emergence of Lester Young and then Charlie Parker. By the early '50s he only recorded on an infrequent basis. Fortunately a few years later partly due to the rise of Sonny Rollins whose original hero was Hawk, his fortunes were on the rise again. This Decca CD contains quite a variety of music. There are ten selections of melodic "mood" music from 1951-53 in which Hawkins mostly sticks to the melody an exception is an excellent version of "If I Could Be with You". Then the great tenor is heard in an occasionally ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Hawkins had been the dominant tenor-saxophonist from the mid-'20s up until 1940, but even though he remained a major force, his influence was waning, due to the emergence of Lester Young and then Charlie Parker. By the early '50s he only recorded on an infrequent basis. Fortunately a few years later partly due to the rise of Sonny Rollins whose original hero was Hawk, his fortunes were on the rise again. This Decca CD contains quite a variety of music. There are ten selections of melodic "mood" music from 1951-53 in which Hawkins mostly sticks to the melody an exception is an excellent version of "If I Could Be with You". Then the great tenor is heard in an occasionally exciting session with Cozy Cole's All-Stars; cornetist Rex Stewart steals the show with a couple of colorful solos. The best music on this CD is taken from a 1955 radio broadcast in which Hawkins plays "Foolin' Around" based on the chords of "Body and Soul" totally unaccompanied and roars on "The Man I Love." This set concludes with three selections one previously unissued from a fine session led by clarinetist Tony Scott.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/1993
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 011105062725
  • Catalog Number: 627
  • Sales rank: 126,995

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Coleman Hawkins Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Doggett Organ, Piano
George Barnes Guitar
Billy Bauer Guitar
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Claude Hopkins Piano
Hank Jones Piano
Duke Jordan Piano
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Rex Stewart Cornet
Art Taylor Drums
Trigger Alpert Bass
Matthew Gee Trombone
Tyree Glenn Trombone
Sanford Gold Piano
Neal Hefti Conductor
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Gene Ramey Bass
Walter Bolden Drums
Al Casmenti Guitar
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Benny Harris Trumpet
Conrad Henry Bass
Wendell Marshall Bass
Matthew McGee Trombone
Danny Mendelsohn Keyboards
Arvell Shaw Bass
Norris "Bunny" Shawker Drums
Idrees Sulieman Trumpet
Shadow Wilson Drums
Al Casimenti Guitar
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Miklós Rózsa Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
Joe Marsala Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Joseph Doughney Reissue Post Production
Dorothy Fields Composer
Milt Gabler Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Benny Harris Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Reissue Producer
Michael Landy Reissue Post Production
Sonny Mediana Production Director
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes
Mitchell Parish Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
Bob Thiele Producer
Rusty Young Composer
Adam Zelinka Reissue Post Production
Pat DiNizio Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Coleman Hawkins Quintet Contributor
Dan Serrano Art Direction
George Simon Producer
Jackie Salway Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo Graphic Design
Sunny Skylar Composer
Mack David Composer
Heinz Roemheld Composer
Charles Newman Composer
Scott Johnson Art Direction
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