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Hawk in Belgium

Coleman Hawkins


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The whole session


Brussels, Belgium 1962


Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax
Georges Arvanitas, piano,
Mickey Baker, guitar
Jimmy Woode, bass
Kansas Fields, drums


1. Blowing for Sax
2. Disorder at the Border
3. South of France Blues
4. Hawk Hunt

Hawkins started playing professional when he was 12 years old.

On these sessions, he's in his prime at 58, forty-six years of gigging, touring and recording later.

His two chorus solo on the pop standard "Body and Soul" recorded on October 11, 1939 is considered one of the transformative masterpieces of jazz right up there with Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" in 1928.

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