Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 13: Lausanne 1949

Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 13: Lausanne 1949

by Coleman Hawkins
     
 

There are relatively few live Coleman Hawkins recordings from the 1940s, but this broadcast from a 1949 concert in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a welcome addition to his discography, even if the sound is a bit distorted with surface noise. The big-toned tenor sax giant is heard with a quartet that includes drummer Kenny Clarke, bassist …  See more details below

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There are relatively few live Coleman Hawkins recordings from the 1940s, but this broadcast from a 1949 concert in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a welcome addition to his discography, even if the sound is a bit distorted with surface noise. The big-toned tenor sax giant is heard with a quartet that includes drummer Kenny Clarke, bassist Pierre Michelot, and pianist Jean-Paul Mangeon, including Hawkins' driving "Rifftide" (a reworking of "Oh, Lady be Good") as well as "Stuffy" and another riff tune, "Disorder at the Border." "Sophisticated Lady" is a great ballad feature for Hawkins, and "Body and Soul" was readily expected by audiences after his famous 1939 recording became a landmark. Trombonist Nat Peck, along with alto saxophonist Hubert Fol and tenor saxophonist James Moody, appears on several numbers, but none of them are anywhere near the equal of Coleman Hawkins during this concert. Even with the nagging sound problems, this CD is worth picking up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2001
Label:
Tcb Music
UPC:
0725095021326
catalogNumber:
2132

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coleman Hawkins   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Pierre Michelot   Bass,Bass Guitar
James Moody   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Hubert Fol   Alto Saxophone
Nat Peck   Trombone
Jean-Paul Mengeon   Piano
Jean-Paul Mangeon   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Benny Harris   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Yvan Ischer   Radio Consultant
Peter Schmidlin   Executive Producer
Kurt S. Weil   Liner Notes
TCB Music   Audio Production

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