Coleman Hawkins – Wrapped Tight {impulse!}

Review by Scott Yanow (

Hawkins’s last strong recording finds the veteran, 43 years after his recording debut with Mamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds, improvising creatively on a wide variety of material on this CD, ranging from “Intermezzo” and “Here’s That Rainy Day” to “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and “Indian Summer.” Best is an adventurous version of “Out of Nowhere” that shows that the tenor-saxophonist was still coming up with new ideas in 1965.

01 – Marcheta
02 – Intermezzo
03 – Wrapped Tight
04 – Red Roses for a Blue Lady
05 – She’s Fit
06 – Beautiful Girl
07 – And I Still Love You
08 – Bean’s Place
09 – Here’s That Rainy Day
10 – I Won’t Dance
11 – Indian Summer
12 – Out of Nowhere

Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
Bill Berry, Snooky Young – trumpet
Urbie Green – trombone
Barry Harris – piano
Buddy Catlett – bass
Eddie Locke – drums

Recorded February 22 (1 thru 6), and March 1 (7 thru 12), 1965
at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

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