Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins

Recognized as King of the tenor sax, played with Louis Armstrong, toured with blues singer Mamie Smith and was with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra ten years. From 1934 to 39 Hawkins worked and recorded in Europe. In 1939 he returned to the United States and the same year on October 11th he recorded, Body and Soul, and it took the jazz world by storm. Found on Bluebird B-10523.

Body & Soul

The New Orleans Seven - Easy Rider 1939

The New Orleans Seven is a pseudonym for; Coleman Hawkins  with the Varsity Seven
 Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Art Bernstein (b) George Wettling (d) Jeanne Burns (vcl)
Recorded New York, December 14, 1939

Coleman Hawkins LIVE - "Lover Man" - '61    

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Coleman Hawkins  

Coleman Hawkins in Holland 1935  

Coleman Hawkins-Love Song From Apache  

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