COLEMAN HAWKINS- “ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

On his solo on “All The Things you Are” from a record called BEAN STALKIN’, Hawkins plays two great choruses. the first is a very loose statement of the melody. Hawkins surrounds the notes of the melody with generous embellishment, beginning and ending phrases in unusual places and alternating between triplets and sixteenth notes, giving the phrases a very elastic feeling. Hawkins seems to float over the rhythm section during his first chorus. he digs in more firmly in the second, relying more on sixteenth notes and demonstrating why he was considered to be one of the finest chordal improvisers of his time…

COLEMAN HAWKINS- ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE

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28. December 2010 by james
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