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Coleman Hawkins was the true originator of the tenor saxophone as a solo instrument in jazz. This new release presents 4 impressive concerts & a bonus tune by a true all-star line-up, and brings together a group of veteran musicians with distinguished careers behind them. Some of the footage appears here on DVD for the first time ever.

136 minutes

"After Hours"  New York 1961

Personnel: Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax; Roy Eldridge - trumpet; Barry Galbraith - guitar; Johnny Guarnieri - piano; Milt Hinton - bass; Cozy Cole - drums; Carol Stevens - vocals

Selections: Blues, Lover Man, Sunday, Taking A Chance On Love, Just You, Just Me

Brussels, Belgium, early June, 1962 in TV studio

Personnel: Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax; George Arvanitas - piano;, Mickey Baker - guitar; Jimmy Woode - bass; Kansas Fields - drums 

 Selections: Blowing for Adolphe Sax (solo sax), Disorder at the Border, South of France Blues, Rifftide

Paris 1962

Personnel: Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax; Oscar Peterson - piano; Sam Jones - bass; Louis Hayes - drums

Selection: Moonglow

Live at Wembley Town Hall, London, England, October 1964

Personnel: Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax; Harry "Sweets" Edison - trumpet; Sir Charles Thompson - piano; Jimmy Woode - bass; Jo Jones - drums

Selections: Stoned, September Song, What's New, Willow Weep for Me, Centerpiece, Caravan  


Live at Royal Jazz Festival, London 1968

Personnel: Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax; Benny Carter - alto sax; Teddy Wilson - piano; Bob Cranshaw - bass; Louie Bellson - drums 

Selections: Blue Lou, I Can't Get Started, Body And Soul, Disorder At The Border


Coleman Hawkins - In Europe - London, Paris & Brussels

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