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Soul

14 Nov. 2006 | Format: MP3

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9:54
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4:36
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5:45
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3:14
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6:30
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4:42
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6:50

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1958
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 1958
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 1984 Prestige Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 41:31
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  • ASIN: B001KGRHRC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,839 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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In the 1930s Coleman Hawkins became the preeminent tenor saxophonist, turning the instrument from a novelty vaudeville instrument into a serious instrument for jazz. Eventually the tenor saxophone became the preeminent instrument of modern jazz. Coleman developed a deep luxurious tone that others were expected to emulate, causing problems for the likes of Lester Young, but that is another story.

Not only was Coleman a star of the pre-war swing era, but he successfully adapted to the new style called "modern jazz" following the bebop revolution during the war years. On this album from 1958 we witness how "old man Hawkins" could hold his own with younger guys carving out their own careers in the new era. Here we find Coleman paired with guitarist Kenny Burrell, who within a couple of years is to be a leader in the field of funky, bluesey jazz in the company of Jimmy Smith. Coleman's full blooded tone fits extremely well with the blues sounds and riffs played by Burrell. The rhythm section consists of the marvellous Ray Bryant (p), Wendell Marshall (b) and Osie Johnson (d). Altogether a fine quintet.

The title of the album "Soul!" Is most appropriate. There are seven tunes, ranging in length from 3 - 10 minutes, all played with a soulful mellowness. Not that they are all languorously slow. The first track, the longest, "Soul Blues" sets the tone of the album. There are others for which the titles indicate the flavour: " Groovin'"and "Sweetnin'", and perhaps surprisingly a delightful version of "Greensleeves" (good jazz musicians can use any tune for inspiration). Otherwise the remainder are ballads.

The unity and empathy shown between these five musicians results in a most enjoyable album. However the star is undoubtedly Coleman Hawkins who gives a display of very fine saxophone playing, his tone being as deep as ever.
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