Coleman Hawkins : Wrapped Tight

Coleman Hawkins : Wrapped Tight


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

Impulse 87

Analogue Productions Records :  2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - Wrapped Tight
2 - Intermezzo
3 - Out Of Nowhere
4 - Indian Summer
5 - Red Roses For A Blue Lady
6 - Marcheta
7 - Beautiful Girl
8 - She's Fit
9 - And I Still Love You
10 - Bean's Place

Recorded on February 22 and March 1, 1965, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

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, 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.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.