The music was a compilation of five eras: the Early Years, 1920s-1930s, by artists and composers Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Coleman Hawkins
, Louie Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald; the 1940s-1950s Standards or the music of Cole Porter, Alberto Dominguez, Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Billy Holiday, Clifford Brown, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis; the 1960s-1970s Modern Pop Era with Aretha Franklin, Motown, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Sergio Mendes and Chick Corea; 1980s-1990s pop, featuring the music of Billy Joel, Lou Rawls, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble and Madonna; and the present era of Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson and Pharrell Williams.
elegant bridges And bopped toccatas Where Coleman Hawkins
Amongst the instrumental tracks are Duke Ellington's Take The A Train, The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Unsquare Dance, Art Tatum's St Louis Blues, Coleman Hawkins
' Body And Soul, Miles Davis' Bye Bye Blackbird, Charlie Mingus's Boogie Stop Shuffle and Count Basie's Moten Swing.
Many of the numbers were originals by the quartet leader, but even compositions from canonical jazz figures such as Coleman Hawkins
, Charlie Parker, Lee Morgan and Thelonius Monk were given highly idiosyncratic interpretations.
Terry takes us behind the scenes of jazz history as he introduces scores of legendary greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins
, Zoot Sims, and Dianne Reeves, among many others.
He also became a record producer, going into the studio with such musicians as Cecil Taylor, Coleman Hawkins
, and Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln.
He played with Getz for a while -- Getz would record some of his early compositions -- and other towering pioneers like Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins
. He soon began a series of collaborations and recordings that remain highly influential in jazz a half-century later -- starting with his partnership with drummer Art Blakey that led to the seminal hard bop album ''Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers'' in 1955.
Of these, the usual suspects receive significant attention, including Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins
, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman.
Here was a 20 something playing the grand tradition of players like Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins
and Zoot Sims.
Reed All About It - an evening dedicated to the sax and clarinet players of The Jazz Age such as Johnny Dodds, George Lewis, Johnny Hodges, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins
with award-winning clarinet and sax star Trevor Whiting, pianist Craig Milverton and drummer Rob Brown: The Castle, Wellingborough, 01933 270 007.
And moreover, the book is filled with accounts of the people he has met and befriended, and with whom he has worked as he describes his unique partnerships with Langston Hughes (19021967), Melba Liston, and the jazz scholar Marshall Stearns (1908-1966), as well as his friendships and collaborations with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), Coleman Hawkins
(1904-1969), Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967), Max Roach (1924-2007), Charlie Parker (1920-1955), Miles Davis (1926-1991), the novelist Paul Bowles (1910-1999), percussionist Candido de Guerra Camero, Kofi Ghanaba (1923-2008), the Gnawa Master Musicians of Morocco, and many others.
The search for women's contribution to the form begins here with the legendary "Great Day in Harlem" group photo taken in August 1958, featuring virtually every major American jazz artist of the time, from Thelonious Monk to Charles Mingus, Coleman Hawkins
to Dizzy Gillespie.