In Holland: Dutch Treat!

In Holland: Dutch Treat!

by Coleman Hawkins
     
 

Coleman Hawkins' adventures as an American jazzman in Holland during the mid-'30s have been documented with regularity by numerous reissue labels. Dutch Treat!, Avid's 1998 double-disc anthology, appears to be the most thorough of them all, as it examines the recorded evidence in detail, presenting 25 masters and 24 alternate takes recorded in The Hague, Laren,…  See more details below

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Coleman Hawkins' adventures as an American jazzman in Holland during the mid-'30s have been documented with regularity by numerous reissue labels. Dutch Treat!, Avid's 1998 double-disc anthology, appears to be the most thorough of them all, as it examines the recorded evidence in detail, presenting 25 masters and 24 alternate takes recorded in The Hague, Laren, and Hilversum between February 4, 1935, and June 14, 1938. Hawkins glows in the full glory of his early maturity, merrily jamming among capable players with names like Toon Diepenbroeck, Sal Doof, Kees Kranenburg, Wim Poppink, George van Helvoirt, and Andre Van Den Ouderaa. Hawkins is heard with a nine-piece ensemble known as the Ramblers and in trio and duet performances with drummer Maurice van Kleef and pianist Freddy Johnson. Vocals on "Some of These Days," "I Only Have Eyes for You," and "Hands Across the Table" were sung by Anny de Reuver, and Hawkins used his handsome speaking voice on "What Harlem Is to Me." A number of Hawk's original compositions are mixed in with swing standards and Tin Pan Alley pop tunes. They are "Swinging in the Groove," "Blues Evermore," "Well, All Right Then," "Something Is Gonna Give Me Away," "Netcha's Dream," and "A Strange Fact," known to the Dutch as "Een Vreemd Feit." The inclusion of alternate takes -- placed on a second disc so as to avoid repetition -- makes this a richly rewarding treat for those who love Coleman Hawkins and want to hear how good he sounded wherever he went during his amazing European sojourn during the years immediately preceding the Second World War.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/15/1998
Label:
Avid Records Uk
UPC:
5022810163824
catalogNumber:
638

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Some of These Days  -  Ramblers
  2. After You've Gone  -  Ramblers
  3. I Only Have Eyes for You  -  Ramblers
  4. I Wish I Were Twins  -  Ramblers
  5. Hands Across the Table  -  Ramblers
  6. Chicago  -  Ramblers
  7. Meditation
  8. What Harlem Is to Me  -  Ramblers
  9. Netcha's Dream
  10. I Wanna Go Back to Harlem  -  Ramblers
  11. Consolation  -  Ramblers
  12. A Strange Fact
  13. Original Dixieland One-Step  -  Ramblers
  14. Smiles  -  Ramblers
  15. Something Is Gonna Give Me Away
  16. Lamentation
  17. Devotion
  18. Stardust
  19. Well, All Right Then
  20. Blues Evermore
  21. Dear Old Southland
  22. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  23. I Know That You Know
  24. When Buddha Smiles
  25. Swinging In The Groove

Disc 2

  1. Some Of These Days  -  Ramblers
  2. After You've Gone  -  Ramblers
  3. I Only Have Eyes For You  -  Ramblers
  4. I Wish I Were Twins  -  Ramblers
  5. Hands Across The Table  -  Ramblers
  6. Chicago  -  Ramblers
  7. Meditation
  8. What Harlem Is to Me  -  Ramblers
  9. Netcha's Dream
  10. I Wanna Go Back To Harlem  -  Ramblers
  11. Consolation  -  Ramblers
  12. A Strange Fact
  13. Original Dixieland One-Step  -  Ramblers
  14. Smiles  -  Ramblers
  15. Something Is Gonna Give Me Away
  16. Lamentation
  17. Devotion
  18. Well, All Right Then
  19. Blues Evermore
  20. Dear Old Southland
  21. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  22. I Know That You Know
  23. When Buddha Smiles
  24. Swinging In The Groove

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coleman Hawkins   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Freddy Johnson   Piano,Track Performer
Wim Poppink   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jack Bulterman   Trumpet
Toon Diepenbroeck   Bass
Sal Doof   Alto Saxophone
Kees Kranenburg   Drums
George Van Helvoirt   Trumpet
Marcel Thielemans   Trombone
Jack Pet   Guitar
Andre Van Den Ouderaa   Clarinet,Violin,Tenor Saxophone
Ramblers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Nick LaRocca   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Freddie Johnson   Composer
Lee Roberts   Composer
Clarrie Henley   Liner Notes
J. Will Callahan   Composer
King Zany   Composer

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