"What could have been a novelty or an insipid affair is actually one of Coleman Hawkins’s more memorable albums.”
This CD is a major surprise. Hawkins had always wanted to record with a large string section and he received his wish on the majority of these 12 romantic melodies, all of which have some association with Paris. The surprise is that he plays with a great deal of fire (his doubletiming on "My Man” is wondrous), and that Manny Albam’s arrangements mostly avoid being muzaky and quite often are creative and witty. What could have been a novelty or an insipid affair is actually one of Coleman Hawkins’s more memorable albums.
~ by Scott Yanow (AMG)
Performers: Coleman Hawkins with Manny Albam and His Orchestra Album: The Hawk In Paris Release Date: 1956 Recording Date: Jul 9, 1956-Jul 13, 1956 Label: RCA Victor Gold Series Catalog # LX-1059 Выпущено на CD: 2001 Quality: FLAC Total Time: 38:36 Total Size: 122,1 Mb Genre: Jazz Styles: Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Saxophone Jazz, Jazz Instrumental
Digitally remastered from original master tapes in 24-bit by Jean-Pierre Chalbos
Manny Albam Conductor, Leader, Performer Steve Backer Executive Producer Raymond Beckenstein Flute Max Cahn Violin Al Epstein Saxophone Arnold Fishkind Bass Barry Galbraith Guitar Paul Gershman Violin Urbie Green Trombone Coleman Hawkins Sax (Tenor) Osie Johnson Drums Hank Jones Piano Gene Kalbacher Liner Notes Leo Kruczek Violin Jack Lewis Producer Joe Lopes Engineer Pete Makis Cello Jacqueline Murphy Art Direction Romeo Penque Flute, Saxophone Janet Putnam Harp George Ricci Cello Alvin Rudintsky Violin Tosha Samaroff Violin Lucien Schmit Cello John Snyder Producer, Reissue Producer Nick Travis Trumpet Chauncey Welsch Trombone Marty Wilson Vibraphone Jack Zayde Violin
01 - April in Paris (Duke, Harburg) (3:53) 02 - Mon Homme (My Man) (Salabert, Yain) (3:19) 03 - Under Paris Skies (Drejac, Gannon, Giraud) (2:46) 04 - Mimi (Hart, Rodgers) (3:08) 05 - La Chnouf Lanjean (3:07) 06 - La Vie en Rose (David, Louiguy, Piaf) (2:37) 07 - La Mer (Beyond the Sea) (Lasry, Trenet) (3:33) 08 - Paris in the Spring (Gordon, Revel) (3:15) 09 - I Love Paris (Porter) (3:31) 10 - Mademoiselle de Paris (Contet, Durand, Maschwitz) (3:19) 11 - Chiens Perdus Sans Collier (The Little Lost Dog) (Bacri, Misraki) (2:58) 12 - Tu N’ Peux T’ Figurer (Dawn over Paris) (Misraki) (3:22)