Coleman Hawkins

The Genius of Coleman Hawkins

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Genius may not be the right word, but "brilliance" certainly fits. At the age of 51 in 1957, Hawkins had already been on records for 35 years and had been one of the leading tenors for nearly that long. This date matches him with the Oscar Peterson Trio (plus drummer Alvin Stoller) for a fine run-through on standards. Hawk plays quite well, although the excitement level does not reach the heights of his sessions with trumpeter Roy Eldridge.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:29 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:35 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:38 Amazon
4 3:54 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:55 SpotifyAmazon
6 4:08 SpotifyAmazon
7 5:33 Amazon
8 4:45 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:25 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:49 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:51 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:03 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:06 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:00 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:37 Amazon
17 3:55 SpotifyAmazon
18 5:35 Amazon
19 4:46 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
21 3:04 SpotifyAmazon
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