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Hawkins, Coleman - Body & Soul

Hawkins, Coleman - Body & Soul

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RCA Victor LPV 501 made in USA. with original inner sleeve.

Vinyl NM. Cover EX.

Coleman Hawkins was one of the early giants of jazz saxophone and "Body and Soul" is one of the reasons why. He was blessed with a bold, rich tone that sounded robust on swing numbers and gorgeously lyrical on ballads. He never wrote a better tune than "Body and Soul," a lovely ballad which gave way to one of his very best performances. It's a shaded, detailed performance that expands the melody in unexpected, wonderful ways. In many ways, it was a forward-thinking performance -- it may not have anticipated bop, but the searching, lyrical phrases on Hawkins' solo wouldn't have sounded out of place in the hard bop of the '60s.


1. Body And Soul 
2. St. Louis Shuffle 
3. Wherever There's A Will, Baby 
4. One Hour 
5. Sugar Foot Stomp 
6. Hocus Pocus 
7. Early Session Hop 
8. Dinah 
9. The Sheik Of Araby 
10. Say It Isn't So 
11. Half Step Down, Please 
12. I Love You 
13. La Vie En Rose 
14. Algiers Bounce 
15. April In Paris 
16. Just Friends

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