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Wrapped Tight is an album by American jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins featuring performances recorded in 1965 for the Impulse! label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Hawkins’s last strong recording finds the veteran, 43 years after his recording debut with Mamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds, improvising creatively on a wide variety of material on this CD, ranging from “Intermezzo” and “Here’s That Rainy Day” to “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and “Indian Summer.” Best is an adventurous version of “Out of Nowhere” that shows that the tenor-saxophonist was still coming up with new ideas in 1965 (

Track listing:
“Marcheta” (Victor Schertzinger) – 3:06
“Intermezzo” (Pietro Mascagni) – 3:37
“Wrapped Tight” (Manny Albam) – 3:30
“Red Roses for a Blue Lady” (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) – 2:25
“She’s Fit” (Coleman Hawkins) – 2:45
“Beautiful Girl” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) – 4:28
“And I Still Love You” (Pauline Rivelli, Ruth Roberts, Stanley Clayton) – 3:14
“Bean’s Place” (Buck Clayton, Bob Hammer) – 2:57
“Here’s That Rainy Day” (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 5:24
“I Won’t Dance” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 3:22
“Indian Summer” (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) – 5:03
“Out of Nowhere” (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 3:41
Recorded in New York City on February 22, 1965 (tracks 1-6, 11 & 12) and March 1, 1965 (tracks 7-10)

Coleman Hawkins — tenor saxophone
Bill Berry (tracks 1-3 & 7-10), Snooky Young (tracks 4-6, 11 & 12) — trumpet
Urbie Green — trombone
Barry Harris — piano
Buddy Catlett — bass
Eddie Locke — drums

Released: 1965
Recorded: February 22 and March 1, 1965
Length: 43:08
Label: Impulse!
Producer: Bob Thiele