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The Ascent of the Tenor - Coleman Hawkins

Russell Perry By

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The clarinet dominated the reeds throughout the 1920s. Sidney Bechet made a stand with the soprano sax and Frankie Trumbauer celebrated the lightness of the C-melody sax. And then there was Coleman Hawkins.

Our guest in this hour is Jeff Decker—saxophonist, composer, educator and member of the jazz performance faculty of the University of Virginia—McIntyre School of Music.

Playlist

  • Host Intro 0:00
  • McKinney's Cotton Pickers "Wherever There's a Will" from Put It There (Frog) 3:03
  • Mound City Blue Blowers "One Hour" from The Norton Jazz Recordings (Norton) 5:59
  • Host speaks 9:26
  • Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra "Queer Notions" from Big Band: Vol. 002, Fletcher Henderson (1932-33) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 10:55
  • Horace Henderson and his Orchestra "I've Got to Sing a Torch Song" from Coleman Hawkins: 1929 -1934 (Classics) 13:42
  • Host speaks 17:18
  • Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra "Hocus Pocus" from Big Band: Vol. 002, Fletcher Henderson (1932-33) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 19:04
  • Host speaks 22:19
  • Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra "Heart-Break Blues" from Coleman Hawkins: 1929 -1934 (Classics) 24:01
  • Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra "Jamaica Shout" from Coleman Hawkins: 1929 -1934 (Classics) 27:28
  • Henry "Red" Allen -Coleman Hawkins and their Orchestra "Dark Clouds" from Swing Time: Vol. 001, Henry "Red" Allen (1933-35) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 30:25
  • Host speaks 33:26
  • Coleman Hawkins -Stanley Black duo "Lost in a Fog" from The Essential Sides Remastered 1934-1936 (JSP) 34:38
  • Coleman Hawkins -Stanley Black duo "Honeysuckle Rose" from The Essential Sides Remastered 1934-1936 (JSP) 37:40
  • Host speaks 40:42
  • Coleman Hawkins & His All Star Jam Band "Honeysuckle Rose" from Swing Time: Vol. 031, Coleman Hawkins (1936-38) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 44:48
  • Coleman Hawkins & His All Star Jam Band "Crazy Rhythm" from Swing Time: Vol. 031, Coleman Hawkins (1936-38) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 47:32
  • Host speaks 50:30
  • Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra "Meet Doctor Foo" from Coleman Hawkins: 1939 -1940 (Classics) 52:07
  • Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra "Body and Soul" from The Norton Jazz Recordings (Norton) 54:39
  • Host speaks 57:40

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