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Coleman Hawkins – Blue Saxophones (1957/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Coleman Hawkins – Blue Saxophones (1957/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 45:47 minutes | 391 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © WMusic Manager

Ben Webster was considered one of the “big three” of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young. Blue Saxophones is a studio album recorded in 1957 by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster. Accompanied by a rhythm section with Herb Ellis guitar, Alvin Stoller drums and Ray Brown on double bass led by Oscar Peterson. They just blend together beautifully, and with the great Oscar Peterson on piano, the approach is always very tasteful. This encounter shows the two veterans at the peaks of their powers. Most of the album is a relaxed meeting of old friends, though. Coleman and Webster duet beautifully on the heads of “La Rosita” and “It Never Entered My Mind”.

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Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins (Remastered) (1965/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins (Remastered) (1965/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:33 minutes | 708 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jazz King Records

Jazz King records presents a compilation of hits from saxophone giant Coleman Hawkins! One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: “there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn”.

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Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins And Confreres (1958) [Analogue Productions 2012] SACD ISO + FLAC

Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins and Confrères (1958) [APO Remaster 2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:47 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,4 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 410 MB

This unique 1958 recording is a collaboration between Coleman Hawkins and the Oscar Peterson Trio. Hawkins’s voluminous, supple tenor sax sound, which had a great influence on the styles of musicians ranging from Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins up to Joe Lovano, is best heard on Honey Flower. The album features Ben Webster on tenor sax, Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on double bass and drummers Alvin Stoller and Mickey Sheen.

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Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Today And Now (Remastered) (1963/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Coleman Hawkins Quartet – Today And Now (Remastered) (1963/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:11 minutes | 879 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Impulse!

Coleman Hawkins recorded three sessions for Impulse Records in the early to mid ’60’s. Of the three, Today And Now is the most compelling and the unusual choice of repertoire is what sets the album apart. The Hawk plays with an abandon that is altogether effortless throughout and his versions of the traditional song “Go Li’l Liza” and the fairly obscure Quincy Jones ballad “Quintessence” are creatively rendered. His band consisting of pianist Tommy Flanagan, bass player Major Holley and drummer Eddie Locke, back the tenor king here with a similar imaginative approach. A largely impromptu session, each song develops and evolves with each chorus, and it would serve as one of Hawkins’ last great records.

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Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins and Confreres (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins and Confreres (1958/2014)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82 MHz | Time – 34:55 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Analogue Productions (Verve)

This unique 1958 recording is a collaboration between Coleman Hawkins and the Oscar Peterson Trio. Hawkins’s voluminous, supple tenor sax sound, which had a great influence on the styles of musicians ranging from Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins up to Joe Lovano, is best heard on Honey Flower. The album features Ben Webster on tenor sax, Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on double bass and drummers Alvin Stoller and Mickey Sheen.

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Coleman Hawkins – Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Coleman Hawkins – Supreme Jazz (2006)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:05 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 3,37 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,1 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Membran Music # 223275

Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes “Bean”, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: “there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn”. While Hawkins is strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.

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Buck Clayton, Coleman Hawkins – Petits jazz pour tous no.21 (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Buck Clayton, Coleman Hawkins – Petits jazz pour tous no.21 (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 13:56 minutes | 139 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © BnF Collection

From the archives of Bibliothèque nationale de France… Original Mono version of Buck Clayton, Coleman Hawkins – Petits jazz pour tous no.21…

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Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins And His Confreres (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins And His Confreres (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 34:55 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Verve

This unique 1958 recording is a collaboration between Coleman Hawkins and the Oscar Peterson Trio. Hawkins’s voluminous, supple tenor sax sound, which had a great influence on the styles of musicians ranging from Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins up to Joe Lovano, is best heard on Honey Flower. The album features Ben Webster on tenor sax, Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on double bass and drummers Alvin Stoller and Mickey Sheen.

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Coleman Hawkins – Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Coleman Hawkins – Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:37 minutes | 795 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Verve

That Coleman Hawkins jumped on the jazz/bossa nova bandwagon craze initiated by Stan Getz in 1962 was a bit of a surprise to his fans, but that he was comfortable in the idiom should not be off-putting. Able to adapt to any style over his lengthy career, the legendary tenor saxophonist chose classic standards adapted to Brazilian rhythms, music from masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, and a Manny Albam original. Producer Bob Thiele and music director Albam were strong in their resolve directing Hawkins to do this project, and the results are fairly predictable, especially considering that every single track is played in midtempo. The difference is the deployment of two guitarists in Barry Galbraith (lead) and Howard Collins (rhythm) split into separate stereo channels, with bassist Major Holley and no full kit drummer, although Eddie Locke with a minimal and stripped-down setup, Willie Rodriguez, and even Tommy Flanagan play small Latin percussion instruments.

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Duke Ellington And Coleman Hawkins – Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1963) [APO 2010] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Duke Ellington And Coleman Hawkins – Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1963/2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,67 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 838 MB
Analogue Productions Remaster 2010

This set documents a historic occasion. Although Coleman Hawkins had been an admirer of Duke Ellington’s music for at least 35 years at this point and Ellington had suggested they record together at least 20 years prior to their actual meeting in 1962, this was their first (and only) meeting on record. Although it would have been preferable to hear the great tenor performing with the full orchestra, his meeting with Ellington and an all-star group taken out of the big band does feature such greats as Ray Nance on cornet and violin, trombonist Lawrence Brown, altoist Johnny Hodges, and baritonist Harry Carney. High points include an exuberant “The Jeep Is Jumpin’,” an interesting remake of “Mood Indigo,” and a few new Ellington pieces. This delightful music is recommended in one form or another.

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