High And Mighty Hawk

High And Mighty Hawk

by Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins

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Although Hawkins had been a major tenor stylist for over 35 years by the time of this recording, he had never felt all that comfortable playing blues, preferring to dig his harmonic talents into more complicated material. For one of the first times, on the lengthy "Bird of Prey Blues" that opens this LP, Hawkins showed that at last he had mastered the blues. His honking and roaring improvisation, although more sophisticated than the usual solos by R&B tenors, captured their spirit and extroverted emotions perfectly. It is the highlight of this otherwise excellent (if more conventional) quintet session with trumpeter Buck Clayton and pianist Hank Jones.

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Release Date: 06/15/2010
Label: Ais
UPC: 8436028693788
catalogNumber: 2869378
Rank: 79882

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