Coleman Hawkins "The Bean" 1929-1949.
Saxophone Colossus is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It was recorded on June 22, 1956, with producers Bob Weinstock and Rudy Van Gelder at the latter's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Rollins led a quartet on the album that included pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach. Saxophone Colossus was released by Prestige Records to critical success and helped establish Rollins as a prominent jazz artist.
Sessions for Impulse with his performing quartet yielded Today and Now, also in 1962 and judged one of his better latter-day efforts by The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. Hawkins recorded in 1963 alongside Sonny Rollins for their collaborative album Sonny Meets Hawk! It was shortly after this busy period that Hawkins fell into the grip of depression and heavy drinking and his recording output began to wane. "Coleman Hawkins, Tenor Saxophonist, Is Dead". Retrieved March 11, 2019.
He obviously relished the opportunity to improvise intuitively in the company of a tenor saxophonist every bit as accomplished, resourceful, and inventive as he was. Track Listing.
Bass – Bob Cranshaw (tracks: A1, A2, B2), Henry Grimes (tracks: A3, B1, B3) Drums – Roy McCurdy Piano – Paul Bley Saxophone (Tenor) – Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio B, New York City.
Lover Man. Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins. The Three Tenors: Titans of the Tenor Sax. 1996. Stitt Plays Bird (Remastered).
The phrase "saxophone colossus" regularly comes up when Rollins is discussed – not just because he continues to be one, but because the album of that title was the high point of the astonishing creative breakout he made in 1956. Through a succession of improvisational masterpieces that year, his torrential inventiveness began to inspire sax-players everywhere, including John Coltrane
From Coleman Hawkins to Chris Potter, the evolution of jazz style and harmony is carefully examined and clearly explained in this monumental work centered around iconic solos on the great standard "Body & Soul. Includes complete and accurate transcriptions of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Dexter For all serious jazz musicians! From Coleman Hawkins to Chris Potter, the evolution of jazz style and harmony is carefully examined and clearly explained in this monumental work centered around iconic solos on the great standard "Body &.