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Coleman Hawkins - Encounters Ben Webster

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins - Encounters Ben Webster


On 16 October 1957 one of the great studio sessions of the decade took place in Capitol’s famous studios in Hollywood. The brilliant tenor saxophonist, Coleman Hawkins spent much of the day and evening in the studios recording two separate albums with producer, Norman Granz for Verve Records: The Genius Of Coleman Hawkinsand Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster.

52 year old Hawkins was there, working with pianist, Oscar Peterson’s regular trio of Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass) along with drummer, Alvin Stoller. The musicians recorded twelve songs that were released in the aptly-named The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins.

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