Hawkins Mindsteps

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Are You One of Jay's Kids? (Remastered) (2018)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Are You One of Jay's Kids? (2018)
Blues, R&B, shock rock | 2:37:32 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 975 MB
Label: Manifesto Records

Two CD set that compiles the '90s musical legacy of rock 'n' roll wild man Screamin' Jay Hawkins. The set collates all 44 of the raving songs recorded by the late, legendary vocalist by producer and Bizarre partner and A&R man Robert Duffey, who also acted as Hawkins' manager during the period. The numbers first heard on Hawkins' original Bizarre albums - Black Music for White People (1991), Stone Crazy (1993), and Somethin' Funny Goin' On (1994) - are augmented by five previously unreleased bonus tracks. The set includes new liner notes by music journalist Chris Morris.

Coleman Hawkins - 1945 (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 5, 2018
Coleman Hawkins - 1945 (1997)

Coleman Hawkins - 1945 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 159 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 926)

Covering in detail a timeline from January 1944 to October 1945, this chapter in the Classics Coleman Hawkins chronology presents recordings he made for the Asch, Selmer, Capitol, Super Disc and V-Disc labels during what was an exciting and transitional period in the evolution of jazz. During the '40s Hawkins was deliberately aligning himself with young and innovative players; four of the sessions feature trumpeter Howard McGhee and pianist Sir Charles Thompson; bassist Oscar Pettiford was also an integral part of Hawk's mid-'40s West Coast band. Lush ballads and upbeat jam structures make for excellent listening throughout…

Coleman Hawkins - The Essential Coleman Hawkins (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 2, 2018
Coleman Hawkins - The Essential Coleman Hawkins (2018)

Coleman Hawkins - The Essential Coleman Hawkins (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 191 MB | Cover | 00:56:04
Jazz | Label: Legacy Recordings

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 during which he could hold his own with any competitor.

Kaz Hawkins - Get Ready! (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 28, 2018
Kaz Hawkins - Get Ready! (2014)

Kaz Hawkins - Get Ready! (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Soul, Blues | Label: Kaz Hawkins | # none | Time: 00:39:00

Mostly underground for years as a secret songwriter. Kaz Hawkins is now established as one the biggest female singers ever to come out of Northern Ireland, called “A Vocal Force” on stage, she envelops the fighting spirit of a true powerhouse singer. With comparisons to her idol Etta James, Mavis Staples, Janis Joplin. Kaz is loved for her down to earth attitude; she brings fun to every performance & is loved not only by her fans but anyone who meets her. She has lived and sang “The Blues” but has much more to offer across different genres in her song writing and has now embarked on an exciting mix of genres she has written for her debut album ‘Get Ready‘ which she self released in August 2014 to exciting reviews. This unique songstress wowed fans across the UK on her Get Ready Tour in September 2014 with fans & critics comparing her to the old female blues greats. This formidable lady is rising and rising fast. Kaz is a singer songwriter with a difference, she captivates an audience with her vocal range & emotional portrayal of her life. She is one of Belfast’s true characters.
Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) {1997 Verve Master Edition}

Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) {1997 Verve Master Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 346 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 216 mb
Genre: jazz

American jazz saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster teamed up in 1957 to record an album they ended up calling Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster, released on Verve in 1959. This edition was remastered by Suha Gur and reissued in 1997 by Verve Music Group, featuring a previously unissued track and a mono version of one of its songs.
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)

Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602498840368)

Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster first met at a Kansas City jam session at which Hawkins finally encountered his match in local tenors Webster, Herschel Evans, and Lester Young. The all-night meeting has become the stuff of legend (and a continuous thread in Robert Altman's film Kansas City, though there it's reduced to two tenors). Recorded by Norman Granz, this 1957 meeting supports the two with fine accompaniment that includes Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Herb Ellis. The material includes the great "Blues for Yolanda," with a honking, squeaking solo that suggests Hawkins is the father of all R&B tenor saxophonists as well as those in jazz, while "Rosalita" has an engaging Latin beat…

Coleman Hawkins - The Genius Of... (1959) {1986 Verve West Germany}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 28, 2017
Coleman Hawkins - The Genius Of... (1959) {1986 Verve West Germany}

Coleman Hawkins - The Genius Of… (1959) {1986 Verve West Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 267 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: jazz

The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins is the 1959 album by American saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. This is the first CD pressing released by Verve in 1986, remastered by Dennis Drake.
Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:39 minutes | 795 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

That Coleman Hawkins jumped on the jazz/bossa nova bandwagon craze initiated by Stan Getz in 1962 was a bit of a surprise to his fans, but that he was comfortable in the idiom should not be off-putting. Able to adapt to any style over his lengthy career, the legendary tenor saxophonist chose classic standards adapted to Brazilian rhythms, music from masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, and a Manny Albam original. Producer Bob Thiele and music director Albam were strong in their resolve directing Hawkins to do this project, and the results are fairly predictable, especially considering that every single track is played in midtempo. The difference is the deployment of two guitarists in Barry Galbraith (lead) and Howard Collins (rhythm) split into separate stereo channels, with bassist Major Holley and no full kit drummer, although Eddie Locke with a minimal and stripped-down setup, Willie Rodriguez, and even Tommy Flanagan play small Latin percussion instruments.

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Nov. 19, 2017
Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)
Avant-garde Jazz | 43:25 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 219 MB
Label: Intakt Records

This quartet represents the collaboration of two of the most distinctive voices of their generation, and stakes out a remarkable common ground from the pairs vast range of influences and experience. The repertoire fuses Elaine Mitcheners unique way with both melody and abstraction, with Alexander Hawkins idiosyncratic compositional and pianistic world; as well as spotlighting reimaginings of a small number of beautiful Jazz tunes which reveal the influence of precursors such as Jeanne Lee and Archie Shepp.

Coleman Hawkins In Europe (2009)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 14, 2017
Coleman Hawkins In Europe (2009)

Coleman Hawkins In Europe (2009)
DVD rip | MP4: Main@L4 (720 x 488, 1250 Kbps) | Audio: MP3 (128 Kbps: VBR) | 109 min + 26 min | English | 1.33 gb
Genre: concert, jazz

Coleman Hawkins In Europe is a 2009 DVD of black & white film footage with Coleman Hawkins. It features live performances shot in London, Paris and Brussels between 1962 and 1966's, plus a 26 minute film of Coleman Hawkins/Roy Eldridge Sextet as a DVD extra.