Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Coleman Hawkins: “Stoned” (1964)

This is the Coleman Hawkins’ Quintet (Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Harry “Sweets” Edison on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, Charles Thompson on piano, and Papa Jo Jones on drums) performing “Stoned” in 1964.

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (1904 – 1969) was a prominent American jazz tenor saxophonist. He is commonly regarded as the first important and influential jazz musician to use the tenor saxophone. He began playing professionally in the 1920’s and was associated with swing music but played a role in the development of bebop in the 1940’s and avant-garde jazz in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

He was nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean".

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