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As part of Fuel 2000's Introduction series, tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins is spotlighted on 15 tracks recorded between 1935 and 1964. This set is aimed at the casual listener and includes a balanced mixture of originals and standards such as "Stardust," "How Deep Is the Ocean," "Indian Summer," and "Loverman/Stella by Starlight." While Hawkins is the featured soloist on all of these cuts, his jamming partners are of the highest caliber and include Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Earl Hines, Harry "Sweets" Edison Buck Clayton, and Benny Carter, among many others. From small combos to his short-lived big band, An Introduction to Coleman Hawkins is a tasteful sampler.


Born: November 21, 1904 in St. Joseph, MO

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s

Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist and he remains one of the greatest of all time. A consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic, Hawkins had a 40-year prime (1925-1965) during which he could hold his own with any competitor. Coleman Hawkins started piano lessons when he was five, switched to cello at age seven, and two years later began on tenor. At a time when the saxophone was considered a novelty instrument, used in vaudeville...
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