Coleman Hawkins

The Genius of Coleman Hawkins

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Genius may not be the right word, but "brilliance" certainly fits. At the age of 51 in 1957, Hawkins had already been on records for 35 years and had been one of the leading tenors for nearly that long. This date matches him with the Oscar Peterson Trio (plus drummer Alvin Stoller) for a fine run-through on standards. Hawk plays quite well, although the excitement level does not reach the heights of his sessions with trumpeter Roy Eldridge.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:29 SpotifyAmazon
2 03:35 SpotifyAmazon
3 03:38 Amazon
4 03:54 SpotifyAmazon
5 03:55 SpotifyAmazon
6 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
7 05:33 Amazon
8 04:45 SpotifyAmazon
9 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
10 03:49 SpotifyAmazon
11 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
12 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
13 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
14 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
15 02:00 SpotifyAmazon
16 03:37 Amazon
17 03:55 SpotifyAmazon
18 05:35 Amazon
19 04:46 SpotifyAmazon
20 03:26 SpotifyAmazon
21 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
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