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Unissued Coleman Hawkins in Switzerland

Posted in Coleman Hawkins, documents, jazz with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by crownpropeller

While master tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins was living in Europe in the 1930s he also spend some time in Switzerland where he played with different swiss bands who enthusiatically took the chance to play with one of the originators of a music they were working hard to master, especially in regard to the subtle rhythmic relationships necessary to create a swinging feeling. Continue reading