| Studio album by |
Coleman Hawkins and His All Stars
|Recorded||November 8, 1954|
|Length||68:47Reissue with additional tracks|
|Label|| Jazztone |
|Producer||George T. Simon|
|Coleman Hawkins chronology|
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Timeless Jazz is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1954 for the mail order Jazztone label and rereleased as Jazz Tones on Xanadu Records in 1982.
Ken Dryden on AllMusic states, "This 1954 studio date by Coleman Hawkins finds the tenor saxophonist in great form ... There are many strong solos by the supporting cast, but it's difficult to eclipse the sound of Hawkins' tenor when he is in top form".
All compositions by Coleman Hawkins except where noted.
Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn". Hawkins biographer John Chilton described the prevalent styles of tenor saxophone solos prior to Hawkins as "mooing" and "rubbery belches." Hawkins cited as influences Happy Caldwell, Stump Evans, and Prince Robinson, although he was the first to tailor his method of improvisation to the saxophone rather than imitate the techniques of the clarinet. Hawkins' virtuosic, arpeggiated approach to improvisation, with his characteristic rich, emotional, loud, and vibrato-laden tonal style, was the main influence on a generation of tenor players that included Chu Berry, Charlie Barnet, Tex Beneke, Ben Webster, Vido Musso, Herschel Evans, Buddy Tate, and Don Byas, and through them the later tenormen, Arnett Cobb, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Ike Quebec, Al Sears, Paul Gonsalves, and Lucky Thompson. While Hawkins became well known with swing music during the big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.
Al Cohn was an American jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He came to prominence in the band of clarinetist Woody Herman and was known for his longtime musical partnership with fellow saxophonist Zoot Sims.
The Genius of Coleman Hawkins is a 1957 album by tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, featuring the Oscar Peterson quartet.
The Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson is a 1975 live album by the tenor saxophonists Zoot Sims and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, featuring the pianist Oscar Peterson.
The Hawk Flies High is a 1957 album by jazz tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Apart from Barry Galbraith and Jo Jones on guitar and drums, the line-up of his accompanying sextet had a bebop background, namely J.J. Johnson on trombone, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, pianist Hank Jones, and Oscar Pettiford on bass.
Sittin' In is a 1957 studio album by Dizzy Gillespie, featuring the saxophonists Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves and Coleman Hawkins.
Ellington '55 is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Capitol label in 1953 and 1954 and released in 1955. The album features the Ellington Orchestra's performances of popular big band compositions and was reissued on CD with two bonus tracks in 1999.
Bean Bags is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson and saxophonist Coleman Hawkins featuring performances recorded in 1958 and released on the Atlantic label.
The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World is a 1967 live album featuring Duke Ellington and his orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, T-Bone Walker, Coleman Hawkins, Clark Terry and Zoot Sims. It was released in 1975.
Bluesy Burrell is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell with saxophonist Coleman Hawkins recorded in 1962 and originally released on the Moodsville label.
Hawk Eyes is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1959 and released on the Prestige label.
Night Hawk is an album by saxophonists Coleman Hawkins with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis recorded at the end of 1960 and released on the Swingville label.
Coleman Hawkins and Confrères is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1958 and released on the Verve label.
Hawkins! Alive! At the Village Gate is a live album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded at the Village Gate in 1962 and released on the Verve label.
Hawkins! Eldridge! Hodges! Alive! At the Village Gate! is a live album by saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and Johnny Hodges with trumpeter Roy Eldridge which was recorded at the Village Gate in 1962 and released on the Verve label.
Back in Bean's Bag is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins with trumpeter Clark Terry which was recorded in late 1962 and released on the Columbia label.
Blue Notes is an album by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges and orchestra featuring performances recorded in 1966 and released on the Verve label.
Nirvana is an album by American jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli with special guest Buddy Rich recorded in 1974 and released on the Groove Merchant label.
Two at the Top is an album by saxophonist/flautist Frank Wess and flugelhornist Johnny Coles which was recorded and released on the Uptown label in 1983. The original album was rereleased on CD in 2012 along with one additional number and five alternate takes and a bonus live disc recorded in 1988.
The Big Challenge is an album by trumpeter Cootie Williams and cornetist Rex Stewart that was recorded in 1957 and released on the Jazztone label.