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... a difficult boss as bandleader. The "King of Swing" was immortalized in the 1955 biopic The Benny Goodman Story . Top COLEMAN HAWKINS (1904-1969) Pioneer of improvis-ational tenor saxophone, bringing the marginalized instrument to its ...



... became something of remarkable beauty when transformed by Henderson's three reeds, Buster Bailey, Don Redman, and Coleman Hawkins. And just as earlier those singular hollers must have pierced lonely Southern nights after the communal ...



... Swan Recording Company, Henderson organized and led a jazz band at the Club Alabam. In time, he hired the saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and the leading trumpet player Louis Armstrong . After his first orchestra disbanded in 1939, Henderson ...



... and other Harlem after-hours clubs and rehearsal sessions. He made his recording debut with tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins in 1944, and played piano with Dizzy Gillespie 's orchestra in 1946. He began leading his own group in 1947 ...

I Got Rhythm


... scene was very influential on the future of jazz, and the home of swing from 1935 to 1939. Players such as Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespe and Charlie Parker were all products of the "Swing Street" club scene.

Examinations -- MUSI 212


... some of their most famous recordings--to know, for example, that Duke Ellington wrote and performed "Mood Indigo," while Coleman Hawkins recorded 'Body and Soul." But I do not expect you, on hearing (for example) Duke Ellington's ...

The Genius of Armstrong


... day. To illustrate Armstrong”s genius, Deveaux contrasts his improvised choruses with a more one-sided musician, Coleman Hawkins. Hawkins was an expert harmonic improvi-ser, experimenting with the types of pitches that can be played over ...

University of Virginia Library Online Exhibits | Portraits from the ...


... to suggest the band's shattering effect. Coleman "Bean" Hawkins and Miles Davis circa 1948 By the age of 21, Miles was already the most sought-after modern trumpet. When lo-ngtime great Coleman Hawkins wanted to explore the new sounds, ...



... born out of economic as well as artistic decisions musicians made. Looking through the eyes of jazz musicians, including Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, he answers the question, "Why did the young ...

91.1FM WTJU Charlottesville, U.Va.


... Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Artie Shaw, her sessions with musical soulmate Lester Young and her swinging sets with Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and so many oth-ers---to her last heartfelt recordings like Lady in Satin. All this, plus a ...

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