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Ken Burns Jazz Collection: The Definitive Coleman Hawkins Import

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  • Audio CD (27 Nov. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000050I3Q
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,613 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Stampede
  2. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
  3. Queer Notions
  4. It's the Talk of the Town
  5. Honeysuckle Rose
  6. Body and Soul
  7. The Man I Love
  8. Bean at the Met
  9. Woody 'N' You
  10. I Mean You
  11. Bean And The Boys
  12. Stuffy
  13. Picasso
  14. La Rosita
  15. Ruby, My Dear
  16. Just Friends
  17. Crazy Rhythm
  18. Driva Man
  19. Self Portrait

Product description

Coleman Hawkins had one of the longest creative careers in jazz, and this compilation, spanning every decade in which he recorded (and accompanying Ken Burns's documentary Jazz), shows that his imagination was as enduring as his ruggedly bristling tenor saxophone sound. In the 1920s he was virtually the creator of jazz saxophone playing, freeing it from the mushy sound it had in dance bands. By the time Bean recorded his tune "Queer Notions" with Fletcher Henderson in 1933, he was already playing with elements of atonality in his music. His 1939 "Body And Soul" is a breakthrough in the development of the jazz solo, a masterpiece of sustained harmonic invention. While many of his generation resisted the bebop revolution of the 1940s, Hawkins was a notable sponsor, among the first to hire its exponents and to record tunes like Dizzy Gillespie's "Woody 'n' You" and Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You". In the later years of his career, he played across a broad spectrum of jazz. There's a sublime meeting here with fellow swing tenor giant Ben Webster over a Latin beat on "La Rosita". Max Roach's "Driva Man" was one of the first works of explicit social protest in jazz. And Duke Ellington wrote the concluding "Self Portrait Of The Bean" for Hawkins for a 1962 session in which they belatedly joined forces. --Stuart Broomer

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Charles P. Alexander
5.0 out of 5 starsAnother winner in a terrific jazz series
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Alfred Johnson
4.0 out of 5 starsThe "Bean" Is In The House
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MP Basehor
5.0 out of 5 starsA good overview from a huge discography
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Gilly Bean
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat songs, bad sound
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J. Christmas
4.0 out of 5 starsA Good Overview of The Hawk
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