Coleman Hawkins

1947-1950

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Classics brings you another fine round of Hawkins' swing and bebop sides. This time out, the focus is on the last years of the '40s and Hawkins' work with bebop stars like J.J. Johnson, Fats Navarro, Max Roach, and Hank Jones. In addition to the legendary "Picasso" and an amazing "April in Paris," Hawkins is also heard on several fine sides ("It's Only a Paper Moon," "Sophisticated Lady") from a 1949 Paris date with bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Kenny Clarke. A fine way to delve deeper into the extensive and varied Coleman Hawkins catalog.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:09
2
3:05
3 3:03
4 3:15
5 3:10
6 2:52
7 3:17
8 3:25
9 3:36
10 3:26
11 3:04
12 3:13
13 3:02
14 3:11
15 3:20
16 3:13
17 3:08
18 3:31
19 3:55
20 2:52
21 2:51
22 2:46
23 2:50
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