Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Hawk Talks

Two interviews with Coleman Hawkins, posted on the occasion of his 109th birthday anniversary.

The English Interview:

Coleman Hawkins, in London (circa 1960), talks about tenor saxophone, Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller (bringing him his 'breakfast' which was a glass full of scotch), Body & Soul (recorded in "just one take...Boom!!") and some other things.

The American Interview:

Subjects discussed in this interview are his birth ("at the sea"), his family and early life, switching from piano to tenor sax, listening to early jazz ("people who [can] execute well" and those who "make funny noises"), going to Chicago at 12 and many other stories.

No comments:

Post a Comment