Coleman Hawkins - One of the timeless legends of Jazz.

Coleman Hawkins – One of the timeless legends of Jazz.

Something special and rather rare. A concert, recorded by Bavarian Radio in Munich on January 19, 1950, featuring the Coleman Hawkins All-Stars featuring James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Nat Peck and Pierre Michelot. Truly an all-star lineup. A little over an hour, it’s almost non-stop and the sound is unbelievable for sixty-two years ago.

A couple of caveats – because of the age, there are some places where the tape drops out. I suspect it was either a case of running out of tape, or the tape was just brittle and didn’t survive (that happens). So there are some places, particularly during Allen’s Alley (the first number) where the track isn’t complete. Also the last number, The Squirrel, fades out before the end, most likely for the same reason as the first number. But in between are some astounding solos and the work of Coleman Hawkins is worth the price of admission alone.

Here’s a rundown of what’s on the player:

Coleman Hawkins and All Stars
Deutsches Museum
München (Münich), Germany

Nat Peck -tb
Hubert Fol -as
James Moody, Coleman Hawkins -ts
Jean-Pierre Mengeon -p
Pierre Michelot -b
Kenny Clarke -d

01 Spoken intro by Leonard Feather 3:19
02 Allen’s Alley 4:03
03 Rifftide 4:41
04 El Sino 5:20
05 It’s the talk of the town 4:01
06 Lady Bird 5:23
07 Robbin’s nest 6:18
08 Disorder at the border 5:27
09 Body and Soul 3:28
10 Epistrophy 1:12
11 Sweet Georgia brown 4:01
12 Sphisticated Lady 4:11
13 Stuffy 7:26
14 The Man i Love 5:36
15 How high the moon 4:36
16 The Squirrel (fade out) 2:16

Recorded live at Deutsches Museum in München , 1950-01-19


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