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Coleman Hawkins: The Centennial Collection

Read "The Centennial Collection" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Though it won't get the attention of the recent Duke Ellington or Louis Armstrong centennials, the 100th anniversary of Coleman Hawkins' birth, coming up on November 21, certainly warrants celebration from jazz fans. Dubbed the “father of the tenor saxophone," Hawkins was a vital force on the jazz scene for five decades, moving through the swing ...

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Fats Waller: The Centennial Collection

Read "The Centennial Collection" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The centennial of Thomas “Fats" Waller’s birth is yet another good reason to release another collection of his recordings. This one is a nice accumulation of songs (don’t know why “Jitterbug Waltz” is missing), enough to whet newcomers' appetites. Plus, this disc includes a bonus DVD of footage from King of Burlesque and an animated version ...