Coleman Hawkins

The Bebop Years

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Covering a period from 1939-1949, The Bebop Years profiles Hawkins during the days of combo swing and bebop. That the tenor great sounds at home in both settings here is testament to his great flexibility and intellect as a player. Proper pays its respects with four discs and a lavish booklet sporting a detailed discography, extensive notes, and rare photos. The quality rarely dips as Hawkins is heard making history on his 1939 take of "Body and Soul," cutting a wealth of 1944 gems for Keynote, rubbing shoulders with young beboppers like Dizzy Gillespie and Monk, and waxing nostalgic with the Metronome All-Stars. An amazing document befitting a master in his prime.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:02 Spotify
2 02:45 Spotify
3 03:16 Spotify
4 02:41 Spotify
5 04:40 Spotify
6 04:15 Spotify
7 03:12 Spotify
8 03:14 Spotify
9 03:28 Spotify
10 03:10 Spotify
11 03:15 Spotify
12 03:16 Spotify
13 03:09 Spotify
14 03:06 Spotify
15 03:24 Spotify
16 02:57 Spotify
17 03:19 Spotify
18 03:04 Spotify
19 04:10 Spotify
20 03:15 Spotify
21 03:24 Spotify
22 05:07 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:19 Spotify
2 03:24 Spotify
3 03:11 Spotify
4 02:38 Spotify
5 03:13 Spotify
6 03:01 Spotify
7 03:00 Spotify
8 03:12 Spotify
9 02:56 Spotify
10 03:15 Spotify
11 02:48 Spotify
12 03:19 Spotify
13 02:41 Spotify
14 02:57 Spotify
15 02:58 Spotify
16 02:58 Spotify
17 04:35 Spotify
18 04:50 Spotify
19 04:55 Spotify
20 04:44 Spotify
21 04:44 Spotify
22 04:46 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:37 Spotify
2 04:54 Spotify
3 03:01 Spotify
4 03:02 Spotify
5 03:19 Spotify
6 02:55 Spotify
7 04:43 Spotify
8 04:51 Spotify
9 04:31 Spotify
10 03:58 Spotify
11 02:44 Spotify
12 03:03 Spotify
13 02:56 Spotify
14 02:50 Spotify
15 02:45 Spotify
16 03:07 Spotify
17 02:59 Spotify
18 02:53 Spotify
19 02:53 Spotify
20 03:04 Spotify
21 02:49 Spotify
22 02:41 Spotify
23 04:40 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:57 Spotify
2 02:56 Spotify
3 03:03 Spotify
4 03:20 Spotify
5 03:07
6 03:06 Spotify
7 03:06 Spotify
8 03:01 Spotify
9 09:05 Spotify
10 03:06 Spotify
11 03:16 Spotify
12 03:20 Spotify
13 10:13 Spotify
14 02:35 Spotify
15 03:05 Spotify
16 02:49 Spotify
17 02:58 Spotify
18 03:15 Spotify
19 03:16 Spotify
20 03:04 Spotify
21 03:21 Spotify
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