Retrospective (1929-1963)

Coleman Hawkins

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Retrospective (1929-1963) Review

by Stephen Cook

Bluebird does right by one of jazz's finest with this career retrospective charting tenor giant Coleman Hawkins' progress from some early jazz dates with Fletcher Henderson to latter-day sides by vocalese trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Including his classic readings of "Sugar Foot Stomp," "Body and Soul," and "April in Paris," Retrospective also checks in on "Bean"'s memorable stints with McKinney's Cotton Pickers, some of bebop's best, his own outfits, and plenty of all-star contingents. Along for the ride are such venerable stylists as Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Waller, Chu Berry, Sonny Rollins, and Teddy Wilson. A lot of Hawkins and all of it good.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Coleman Hawkins feat: The Mound City Blue Blowers 03:29 Amazon
2 Coleman Hawkins feat: The Mound City Blue Blowers 03:17 Amazon
3 Coleman Hawkins feat: McKinney's Cotton Pickers 03:01 Amazon
4 Coleman Hawkins feat: McKinney's Cotton Pickers 02:57 Amazon
5 Coleman Hawkins feat: Fletcher Henderson 03:05 Amazon
6 Coleman Hawkins feat: Fletcher Henderson 03:05 Amazon
7 Coleman Hawkins feat: Fletcher Henderson 03:17 Amazon
8 Coleman Hawkins feat: Lionel Hampton 02:13 Amazon
9 Coleman Hawkins feat: Lionel Hampton 02:06 Amazon
10 Coleman Hawkins feat: Lionel Hampton 03:12 Amazon
11 Coleman Hawkins feat: Lionel Hampton 02:43 Amazon
12 Coleman Hawkins feat: Lionel Hampton 02:44 Amazon
13 Coleman Hawkins 02:38 Amazon
14 Coleman Hawkins 02:34 Amazon
15 Coleman Hawkins 03:14 Amazon
16 Coleman Hawkins 03:00 Amazon
17 Coleman Hawkins 03:15 Amazon
18 Coleman Hawkins 02:56 Amazon
19 Coleman Hawkins 02:46 Amazon
20 Coleman Hawkins 03:03 Amazon
21 Coleman Hawkins feat: The Metronome All-Stars 03:10 Amazon
22 Coleman Hawkins feat: The Metronome All-Stars 03:24 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Coleman Hawkins 02:54 Amazon
2 Coleman Hawkins 03:07 Amazon
3 Coleman Hawkins feat: Esquire All-Americans 02:29 Amazon
4 Coleman Hawkins feat: Esquire All-Americans 03:07 Amazon
5 Coleman Hawkins feat: Esquire All-Americans 03:00 Amazon
6 Coleman Hawkins feat: Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
7 Coleman Hawkins 03:03 Amazon
8 Coleman Hawkins 03:03 Amazon
9 Coleman Hawkins 03:13 Amazon
10 Coleman Hawkins feat: Billy Byers 02:58 Amazon
11 Coleman Hawkins feat: Billy Byers 03:26 Amazon
12 Coleman Hawkins feat: Billy Byers 04:53 Amazon
13 Coleman Hawkins feat: Manny Albam 03:31 Amazon
14 Coleman Hawkins feat: Manny Albam 02:47 Amazon
15 Coleman Hawkins feat: Henry "Red" Allen 05:37 Amazon
16 Coleman Hawkins feat: Henry "Red" Allen 05:35 Amazon
17 Coleman Hawkins feat: Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan / Jon Hendricks 05:03 Amazon
18 Coleman Hawkins feat: Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan 09:34 Amazon
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