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Desafinado /Imp Import

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  • Audio CD (25 Feb 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000024HSR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,108 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Desafinado
2. I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover (Jazz Samba)
3. Samba Para Bean
4. I Remember You
5. One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
6. O Pato (The Duck)
7. Un Abraco No Bonfa (An Embrace To Bonfa)
8. Stumpy Bossa Nova

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Harwood on 5 May 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Jazz Samba, or Bossa Nova, was mostly a brief craze around 1962-3 that produced some remarkable works by eminent musicians. Check out Ike Quebec, Paul Desmond, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Lalo Schifrin, Lionel Hampton & A.C. Jobim. They worked with top-class sidemen and flexible rhythm sections to make inventive records that had a good-time feel.
Here, Coleman Hawkins has learned the tunes, blown a bit, and posted in a few recordings that have none of the feel of Bossa Nova. The rhythm section has mastered one groove and you get a whole album of it, nearly all at one tempo. The result is seriously dull. Only the interplay of the two guitarists earns a star, for me. Sorry, but this is a clunker.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Bean Rides Again... 1 July 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Bossa nova flourished in the early 1960's, and dozens of jazz musicians jumped on the bandwagon, but only a small handful did it with any originality. Even the attempts by guys like Miles Davis and Quincy Jones fell short, but when Coleman Hawkins gets his hands on the sound, it works suprisingly well. Hawkins legendary tone on the tenor sax differs vastly from Stan Getz's smoother sound which epitomized the jazz samba movement in many people's eyes. But the Hawk blows admirably through eight songs either from the bossa nova catalogue or inspired by the sound. The wonderful thing about this album is that there wasn't a serious attempt to smooth out the rough edges, and so this music sounds even more genuine and original. A nice band as well, with the two guitars of Barry Galbraith and Howard Collins, Major Holley on bass, Eddie Locke on drums and a rare appearance on the claves by Tommy Flanagan, normally a pianist. Though this music isn't on the level of 'Getz/Gilberto' as far as interpretation of the music, it is an interesting and distinctive approach rather than a rehash, and even more evidence of the versatility of the king of the tenor sax.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Solid Session 27 May 2008
By PH-50-NC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Very tasteful playing by Hawkins and company here; Hawkins keeps things simmering, but never boils over like he does in some of his straight-ahead playing. His efforts are balanced by Barry Galbraith's melodic nylon-sring guitar solos (John Collins sticks to rhythm guitar for this date).

A couple of things keep it from being a classic, though this isn't to say that the album isn't successful (Scott Yanow at Allmusic calls the album "a major success"). First, There is almost no variation in tempo throughout the album. The players, while complete pros, were all new to the bossa, and you get the feeling that once they found a groove that worked, they didn't want to abandon it. However, this could be a good thing if you wanted to clean house or entertain with the record on in the background (I don't mean that as an insult to the music).

Second, Coleman takes on a couple of tunes Getz had so recently recorded definitive jazz bossa versions of ("Desafinado" and "One Note Samba"), and the rest of the repetoire is familiar bossa fare (except the standard "I Remember You" and a couple of originals written for the album). I agree with Yanow that "O Pato" is particularly strong here.

I think an album that is very similar but, to my mind, a small notch better is Ike Quebec's "Bossa Nova Soul Samba", recorded about three weeks after this Coleman Hawkins (both were fall of 1962). Ike Quebec had the imagination to turn a couple of light classical pieces (Dvorak's 9th Sym "Goin' Home" melody and Liszt's "Liebestraum") into bossas, and he and Kenny Burrell contributed some nice originals to that album, which has no bossa warhorses on it. Too bad Lester Young didn't live long enough to try his hand at bossa nova. And also too bad that Ben Webster never cut a session like this too. To hear Ben on a quasi-bossa, try "While We're Dancing" from "See You at the Fair".
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Sounds Like A Lot Of Other Bossa CDs; Good Though 26 July 2005
By M. Conklin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
even in late 1962 nothing about the bossa nova was all that new. although the liner notes for desafinado focus on hawkins fresh take on the genre, there is nothing groundbreaking about this cd (even considering its initial release date). that doesn't make it a bad listen though - quite the contrary really. hawkins plays though many enjoyable standards like "one note samba", "desafinado" and "o pato (the duck)". he also smokes through some lesser charted numbers like "samba para bean", "stumpy bossa nova" and "un abraco no bonfa (a tribute to bonfa)" - joao gilberto's tribute to luiz bonfa. what's most refreshing though is his brazilian takes on usually non-samba tracks like "i'm looking over a four leaf clover" and "i remember you". hawkins playing is smooth and relaxed and his tone is rich and mellow - typical coleman hawkins.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Coleman Hawkins does Bosa Nova 5 Jun 2013
By Thomas J. Smigo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is my first music cd by the great jazz saxophone player Coleman Hawkins. Needless to say, I was not disappointed with his performance on this album. This is a remastered cd from analog tapes, but the clarity, sound, and quality is impeccable.
The original LP recording was made at Van Gelder Studio's in North Jersey. The digitally remastering process was done by Erick Labson at MCA Music Media Studios using a 20-bit Super Mapping.
The original LP recording was made in September 1962 on IMPULSE label, which was then a subsidiary of ABC Paramount Records where the reknown jazz artists recorded their music. (Now IMPULSE is a division of MCA label).
All the great Bosa Nova hits are included on this cd, including "Desafinado." My only complaint is that it only includes 8 tracks of music; the norm for back in 1962 when record companies reduced their LP's from 5 cuts per side, down to 4 cuts each side.
Musical artists include: Coleman Hawkins, saxophone; Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins on guitars; Major Holley, bass;
Eddie Locks, drums; Willie Rodrigues, percussion; Tommy Flanagan, claves. The music on this cd comes across in a very melodic and smooth performance and can be listened to morning, noon, or night and not jangle your nerves.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Desafinado - Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba- Coleman Hawkins 11 Mar 2009
By The Teacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am suspect. I love Coleman. The pair Coleman-Bossa Nova is Fantastic.
This Audio CD is a tresure.
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