Coleman Hawkins

Thanks for the Memory

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On this fine LP Hawkins is heard on four separate sessions from 1944, only one of which has since been reissued on CD. The latter is his encounter with fellow tenors Georgie Auld and Ben Webster; that date led to the little-known original recording of "Salt Peanuts." In addition he is heard with the Esquire All-Stars of 1944, on a date actually led by saxophonist Walter "Foots" Thomas" and in a matchup with trumpeter Charlie Shavers and Hawk's greatest disciple, Don Byas. Hot swing that looks forward toward the rapidly emerging bebop.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:58
2 2:44
3 2:27
4 2:26
5 3:03
6 2:51
7 2:39
8 2:37
9 2:40
10 2:46
11 2:53
12 2:59
13 2:59
14 3:18
15 2:42
16 2:57
17 2:37
18 2:43
19 2:50
20 2:30
21 2:47
22 2:45
23 3:08
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