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Coleman Hawkins

We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed ‘Pres’ or ‘Prez’, an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams – (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins – Jumpin’ With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) […]

We remember Charlie Parker. ‘The Bird Flew Away’

This day (March 12, 1955), in New York City, New York, died Charles ‘Charlie’ Parker, Jr. , an American jazz saxophonist . Tracklist : Laughing At Coleman Hawkins . w/ Dizzy Gillespie – Hot House . The Charlie Parker Story . Charlie Parker documentary BBC . Tracklist : Ornithology . All The Things You Are […]

Abbey Lincoln records ‘Straight Ahead’ with Eric Dolphy, Coleman…

Abbey Lincoln’s ‘Straight Ahead’ is an album recorded on February 22, 1961 with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and others and released the same year by Candid. Track Listing : 1.Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln, Earl Baker, Mal Waldron)- 05:24 . 2.When Malindy Sings (Oscar Brown, Paul Lawrence Dunbar)- 04:05 . 3.In The Red (Chips […]

Impulse! publish ‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ (1963)

‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ is an album recorded in August 18, 1962 At Van Gelder Studio and released in February 1963 by Impulse! Track Listing : 1.Limbo Jazz (Duke Ellington) – 05:14 . 2.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard) (Duke Ellington) – 05:56 . 3.Ray Charles‘ Place (Duke Ellington) – 04:04 . 4.Wanderlust (Duke […]

We remember Louie Bellson. ‘Bellson’s Drum Roll Fades’

This day (February 14, 2009), in Los Angeles, California, died Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni a.k.a. Louie Bellson, an Italian-American jazz drummer and bandleader. Tracklist : Setting Up His Drums (2008) . w/ Arthur Feidler & Theboston Pops Orchestra – Carnaby Street. Guessing . w/ Big Band & Harry Sweets Edison – Sweet Tooth […]

Carmen McRae records the album ‘Carmen Sings Monk’ (1988)

Carmen McRae’s’Carmen Sings Monk’ is a studio album recorded on January 30 and February 1, 1988 and released in 1988 by Novus. Track Listing : 1.Get It Straight (Straight, No Chaser) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) – 03:58 . 2.Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear) (Thelonious Monk, Sally Swisher) – 06:01 . 3.It’S Over Now (Well, You […]

On TV today, Louis, Dizzy et al at ‘Timex Jazz’ (1959)

January 7, 1959 – you do not miss Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the “Timex All-Star Jazz Show” on CBS hosted by Jackie Gleason

T-Bone Walker sits in with Jazz At The Philharmonic (1966)

November 30, 1967 – producer Norman Granz touring all-star show “Jazz at the Philharmonic” stops at the Poplar Town Hall in London (UK). This year, the show presents T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, àZoot Sims, àJimmy Moody, àBenny Carter and àBob Cranshaw. Some fine musicians yo don’t want […]

This month In Blues Legends 03

T Bone Walker, John Mayer, Lonnie Brook, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Etta James, John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, Roy Buchanan, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Big Joe Turner, Lucky Peterson. They are the “Blues Legends” performers selected among the 1124 Posts we […]

This week In Jazz Legends 29

Anita O’Day, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Joshua Redman, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 257 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. […]

This week In Jazz Legends 24

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat king Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington , Gene Krupa, Anita O’Day, Miles […]

This week In Jazz Legends 22

Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Anita O’Day, Oscar Peterson, Ray Bryant, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Buddy Rich. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 311 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 […]

This week In Jazz Legends 21

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil Woods. They are the “Jazz Legends” selected among the 311 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one […]

On TV today, Coleman Hawkins , Lester Young et al at ‘”Art Ford…

September 25, 1958 – you do not want to miss Coleman Hawkins (ts), Lester Young (ts), Willie “The Lion” Smith (p), Harry Sheppard (vib), Dick Thompson (g), Vinnie Burke (b), Sonny Greer (d), Mae Barnes (voc), Charlie Shavers (t,voc), J.C.Higginbotham (tb), Pee Wee Russell (c1) and George Wettling (d) at “Art Ford Jazz Party” on […]