Progrography

Coleman Hawkins
The first great tenor saxophone player in jazz, Hawk elevated the ugly instrument into a tool of sentiment and art. His career spanned five decades and influenced generations of players. Fearless and curious, Hawkins has left behind a great legacy of music including everything from swing to modern jazz. The discography below is full of holes, I know, but you can't make music without holes.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1934 I Ain't Got Nobody
1935 What A Difference A Day Made
1938 Honeysuckle Rose
1940 When Day Is Done
1943 Body And Soul
1947 Say It Isn't So
1950 ORIGINALS WITH HAWKINS (EP)
1950 COLEMAN HAWKINS FAVORITES (EP)
1951 COLEMAN HAWKINS ALL STARS (EP)
1952 If I Could Only Be With You
1952 TENOR SAX (EP)
1952 CLASSICS IN JAZZ (EP)
1952 KING OF THE TENOR SAX (EP)
1954 THE BEAN (EP)
1954 THE HAWK TALKS (EP)
1955 IMPROVISATIONS UNLIMITED (a/k/a TIMELESS JAZZ)
1955 THE HAWK TALKS
1955 Amber
1955 HAWK IN FLIGHT
1955 THE HAWK RETURNS
1955 ACCENT ON TENOR SAX
1955 JAZZ CONCERT
1956 COLEMAN HAWKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
1956 HAWK IN HI-FI
1956 COLEMAN HAWKINS: A DOCUMENTARY
1956 THE BIG SOUNDS OF COLEMAN HAWKINS AND BEN WEBSTER
1957 THE HAWK FLIES HIGH
1957 GILDED HAWK
1957 THE HAWK IN PARIS
1958 AN EVENING AT PAPA JOE'S
1958 SOUL
1958 HAWK EYES
1958 THE GENIUS OF COLEMAN HAWKINS
1958 COLEMAN HAWKINS WITH THE BASIE SAXOPHONE ORCHESTRA
1958 COLEMAN HAWKINS AND ROY ELDRIDGE AT THE OPERA HOUSE
1958 ALL STARS AT NEWPORT
1959 THE HIGH AND MIGHTY HAWK
1959 BLUE SAXOPHONES
1959 COLEMAN HAWKINS AND CONFRERES
1959 COLEMAN HAWKINS ENCOUNTERS BEN WEBSTER
1960 COLEMAN HAWKINS ALL STARS
1960 AT EASE WITH COLEMAN HAWKINS
1960 COLEMAN HAWKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
1960 COLEMAN HAWKINS WITH THE RED GARLAND TRIO
1960 JAZZ REUNION
1961 THE HAWK RELAXES
1961 THE HAWK SWINGS
1961 THE HAWK BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT
1961 NIGHT HAWK
1961 THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
1961 YEARS AGO
1962 GOOD OLD BROADWAY
1962 THE JAZZ VERSION OF NO STRINGS
1962 HAWKINS! ELDRIDGE! HODGES! ALIVE! AT THE VILLAGE GATE!
1962 ON THE BEAN
1962 JAZZ AT THE METROPOLE
1962 BLUES GROOVE
1962 DUKE ELLINGTON MEETS COLEMAN HAWKINS
1963 DESAFINADO
1963 PLAYS MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY FROM DO RE MI
1963 BACK IN BEAN'S BAG
1963 TODAY AND NOW
1963 HAWKINS! ALIVE! AT THE VILLAGE GATE!
1964 CLASSIC TENORS
1964 SWING!
1964 COLEMAN HAWKINS
1964 MEETS THE SAX SECTION
1964 THE ESSENTIAL COLEMAN HAWKINS
1965 MEDITATIONS
1965 WRAPPED TIGHT
1965 THE HAWK & THE HUNTER
1965 BODY & SOUL
1966 CATTIN'!
1968 THE HAWK IN HOLLAND
1972 SESSION AT RIVERSIDE
1972 HAWK IN GERMANY
1973 RECORDINGS MADE BETWEEN 1930 AND 1941
1973 THE NEWPORT YEARS VOLUME IV
1973 THE HAWK FILES
1973 DISORDER AT THE BORDER
1973 HOLLYWOOD STAMPEDE
1973 REEVALUATIONS: THE IMPULSE YEARS
1974 THE BIG SOUNDS OF COLEMAN HAWKINS AND CHU BERRY
1975 JAM SESSION IN SWINGVILLE
1975 THE BIG THREE
1975 SIRIUS
1976 BLOWIN' UP A BREEZE
1978 THE REAL THING
1978 RIFFTIDE
1979 MEETS THE BIG SAX SECTION
1981 I GRANDI DEL JAZZ: COLEMAN HAWKINS
1984 BEAN A RE-BOP
1988 BEAN STALKIN'
1990 JAZZ CLASSICS IN DIGITAL STEREO: COLEMAN HAWKINS 1927 TO 1939
1993 STANDARDS & WARHORSES
1994 May 25 HIGH SCHOOL HAWK
1996 May 21 BODY & SOUL (RCA)
1996 IN THE GROOVE 1926-1939
1998 August 11 IN EUROPE 1934-1939
1998 September 15 PICASSO 1929-1949
1998 COLEMAN HAWKINS IN HOLLAND: DUTCH TREAT!
1998 THE GREAT COLEMAN HAWKINS
1999 THE CHRONOLOGICAL CLASSICS 1944-1945
1999 January 12 THE CHRONOLOGICAL CLASSICS 1946-1947
1999 THE CHRONOLOGICAL CLASSICS 1953-1954
2000 November 7 KEN BURNS JAZZ: COLEMAN HAWKINS
2001 February 13 THE BEBOP YEARS
2002 GET HAPPY
2003 THE COMPLETE JAZZTONE RECORDINGS 1954
2004 THE CENTENNIAL COLLECTION
2009 March 30 "THE RADIO YEARS" 1940
2009 June 23 COLEMAN HAWKINS & TOMMY FLANAGAN QUARTET AT THE LONDON HOUSE 1963
2010 July 13 COLEMAN HAWKINS & RAY BRYANT: COMPLETE RECORDINGS

SEE ALSO...
"Bean There, Done That" Discography

 

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