Coleman Hawkins 1962 On Broadway

Coleman Hawkins - Accent On Tenor Sax (1955)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at May 29, 2014
Coleman Hawkins - Accent On Tenor Sax (1955)

Coleman Hawkins - Accent On Tenor Sax (1955)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8 Tracks | 45:09 | 97 MB | Year: 1955, release: 1989
Genre: Jazz | Label: Urania Records / Fresh Sound Records

A mid-'50s tenor sax workout by the immortal soloist Coleman Hawkins. This was originally issued on Urania and wasn't spectacular, but did have some nicely played blues and ballads. It has been reissued on CD by Fresh Sounds. (Allmusic)
Coleman Hawkins - Good Old Broadway (1962) [XRCD Remastered 2000]

Coleman Hawkins - Good Old Broadway (1962) [XRCD Remastered 2000]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 200 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ JVCXR-0035-2

This 1962 Moodsville quartet date finds Coleman Hawkins in excellent form performing tunes from Broadway shows. It's an unusually lively date for this label that specialized mainly in slow ballad treatments in a jazz setting, and it's a terrific date because of that. Hawk stays down in the lower register of his tenor throughout most of the selections, and his breathy, smoky tone is most attractive. ~ Amazon Customer's Review
Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb
© 2007 Verve / UMG | 0602517448094
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Piano / Saxophone


Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962) {2007 Verve Originals}

Surprisingly, this Impulse album is the only recorded meeting between these two swing giants. Born just five years apart, Ellington and Hawkins led parallel lives through the swing era, but somehow never ended up in a recording studio together until this 1962 session. The pairing is certainly a good one that should have been repeated more often. Hawkins' famously robust tenor sax fits in seamlessly with Ellington and a small group of his top sidemen including Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and Ray Nance. These old pros work smoothly through a relaxed set of new and old Ellington compositions.

Coleman Hawkins - Greatest Hits (1996)  

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 19, 2015
Coleman Hawkins - Greatest Hits (1996)

Coleman Hawkins - Greatest Hits (1996)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 121 MB
Label: RCA Victor | Rel: 1996

Greatest Hits contains a good cross-section of Coleman Hawkins' best-known RCA numbers, including "Body And Soul", "April in Paris," "My Blue Heaven," "I've Got the World On A String," and "Sweet Lorraine." Although it doesn't offer anything of interest to jazz purists or completists, Greatest Hits is a nice sampler for newcomers and casual fans.

Coleman Hawkins - Dream Catcher (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at July 12, 2015
Coleman Hawkins - Dream Catcher (2014)

Coleman Hawkins - Dream Catcher (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 77:45 min | 180 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Nagel Heyer Records

Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist and he remains one of the greatest of all time. A consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic, Hawkins had a 40-year prime (1925-1965) during which he could hold his own with any competitor.
Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins - Bean Bags (1958) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins - Bean Bags (1958) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 131 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27161 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Vibes

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A wonderful little record – a real standout in both the careers of Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins! The album captures Hawk during his great later years – that time when his sound was even more soulful and inventive than ever – with lots of odd modern undercurrents that really work nicely with the album's slight Latin inflections – a bit like those you might hear on some of Hawkins' Impulse Records material from the same generation.
Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High (1957) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #19)

Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High (1957) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #19)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 145 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 256 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072305052
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Orrin's commentary (from his new liner notes): "Before [Coleman] Hawkins, the tenor saxophone-which has come to be one of the basic instruments of jazz-simply did not exist, a fact that would be disputed by neither Lester Young nor Ben Webster-his most prominent immediate successors-nor by Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane or anyone you might choose to put near the head of the line thereafter…This was not my only studio experience with Hawkins, although it was the only opportunity to deal with him strictly on his own terms, which is certainly the only appropriate way to approach a great artist."

Coleman Hawkins - The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins (1957)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 15, 2015
Coleman Hawkins - The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins (1957)

Coleman Hawkins - The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins (1957)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 46:57 | 109 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve Records

"The Genius of Coleman Hawkins" is a true classic. Not only because we get to hear one of the be-bop masters, in good sound and good form, but because of the material on the album. There isn't much new material – they're all old familair standards – but Hawk plays them like an old lover. It doesn't hurt when you have the Oscar Peterson Trio backing you as it did so successfully on many Verve dates. Toss Herb Ellis in on guitar and you've got a quintet of all-stars. Along with his Ben Webster Encounter, this is the highlight of his "second career."
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1957/2014) [24bit/192kHz]

Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:33 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.

Coleman Hawkins - On Broadway (1997)  

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 3, 2015
Coleman Hawkins - On Broadway (1997)

Coleman Hawkins - On Broadway (1997)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 75 min | 176 MB
Label: Fantasy Records | Rel: 1997

This single CD has all of the music from tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins' two LPs Good Old Broadway and Make Someone Happy, plus two numbers from a third album, The Jazz Version of No Strings. In general, Hawkins' output for Prestige tended to be a bit disappointing and lackluster, not due to weak playing on his part (Hawk was still very much in his musical prime) but because of indifferent material and unimaginative frameworks. Joined by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Major Holley, and drummer Eddie Locke, Hawkins primarily plays show tunes, with some (such as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Man That Got Away," and "Get Out of Town") being much more durable than others (such as "Talk to the Trees," "Cry Like the Wind," and "Have I Told You Lately"). Most of the performances clock in around four minutes, and despite some decent playing, the overall effect lacks much excitement and is a bit forgettable.