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Coleman Hawkins – Rainbow Mist – complete solo analysis

»Posted by on sep 17, 2010 in Blog, coleman hawkins, English | 2 komentáre

I have never done any musical analysis before, well, any written analysis. I hope to explain the harmonic and melodic devices used in this solo.At the beginning, a short introduction is appropriate, so who is Coleman Hawkins? Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, generally recognized as the father of the tenor saxophone, as he was the first person to use this horn as a jazz solo instrument, not just a part of vaudeville performances. Hawkins himself is quoted to say the following: „Some people say there was no jazz tenor before me. All I know is I just had a way of playing and I didn’t think in terms of any other instrument but the tenor.“ This master of improvisation in the...

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