Coleman Hawkins

An Introduction to Coleman Hawkins [Fuel 2000]

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As part of Fuel 2000's Introduction series, tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins is spotlighted on 15 tracks recorded between 1935 and 1964. This set is aimed at the casual listener and includes a balanced mixture of originals and standards such as "Stardust," "How Deep Is the Ocean," "Indian Summer," and "Loverman/Stella by Starlight." While Hawkins is the featured soloist on all of these cuts, his jamming partners are of the highest caliber and include Django Reinhardt, St├ęphane Grappelli, Earl Hines, Harry "Sweets" Edison Buck Clayton, and Benny Carter, among many others. From small combos to his short-lived big band, An Introduction to Coleman Hawkins is a tasteful sampler.

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