“The jazz pianist “Sir” Charles Thompson, who has died aged 98, was a distinctive soloist who played with many of the jazz greats, including Charlie Parker , Coleman Hawkins and Dexter Gordon. …Thompson could suggest [More]
There is something inherent in the saxophone’s tonal capabilities which enables it to suggest romance or blissful calm, a languorous quality which, in the hands of the right musicians, can create an alluring mood.  [More]
The Hawk in Paris is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins featuring compositions related to Paris performed with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Manny Albam which was recorded in 1956 for the RCA Records [More]
Louis Armstrong and friends – Esquire Jazz Concert (1944) – Full Show. The first Esquire All-Star Concert, which took place in 1944, has been well documented on various discs, generally in bits and pieces, but [More]
At Ease with Coleman Hawkins is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Moodsville label. “Recorded originally for the Prestige subsidiary Moodsville, Coleman Hawkins (along with the [More]
“Variety Stomp” (Charlie Green, Fletcher Henderson, Jo Trent). Personnel: Russell Smith, Joe Smith, and Tommy Ladnier – trumpets Jimmy Harrison, Charlie Green – trombones Don Redman, Buster Bailey – clarinet & alto saxophone Coleman Hawkins [More]
Classic blues singer Ida Cox had not recorded since 1940 nor performed regularly since the mid-’40s when she was coaxed out of retirement to record a date for Riverside in 1961. At 65 years old [More]
Hawkins was аlwауѕ аn ореn-mіndеd musician. A very аdvаnсеd рlауеr еvеn whеn hе first еmеrgеd with Flеtсhеr Henderson’s оrсhеѕtrа in thе ’20ѕ, bу thе ’40ѕ hе may have bееn technically mіddlе-аgеd but rеmаіnеd a уоung [More]
Personnel: Henry “Red” Allen, Russell Smith, Bobby Stark – trumpet Claude Jones, Dicky Wells – trombone Hilton Jefferson – alto saxophone Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone Horace Henderson – piano [More]
Thelonious Monk with John Coltraneis a 1961 album by Thelonious Monk issued on Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records. It consists of material recorded four years earlier when Monk worked extensively with John Coltrane, [More]