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Webster – Auld – Hawkins Sextet session

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Webster – Auld – Hawkins Sextet session

This session, from May 17, 1944 (sometimes falsely put on May 24), unites two disciples of the strong tenor school with their master and teacher, Coleman Hawkins. Ben Webster and Georgie Auld (at that time 35 and 25 years old) both came from the Hawk tradition of tenor playing, with full, fat, rich, robust tones, a lot of vibrato and growl. This is the first time each of these men played with Hawkins and this Apollo session produced an unorthodox front line – trumpet and three tenor saxophones. The accompaniment was provided by Billy Rowland (p), Hy White (g), Israel Crosby (b) and Specs Powell (d), which was at that time the rhythm section of Raymond Scott’s group. As John Chilton writes in his book The Song Of The Hawk: „The session started...

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