Jazz Appreciation Month: Coleman Hawkins.

Coleman Hawkins was the original Tenor Saxophone champion of Jazz with his robust tone, lyrical sound and effortless improvisation. He was ahead of his time as a Jazz musician and rapidly found himself unchallenged in the USA and so moved to Europe where he recorded a significant series of recordings with Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django … Continue reading Jazz Appreciation Month: Coleman Hawkins.

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The Jazzman’s Axe

I am sitting here with a freshly opened bottle of Shepard Neame's fine Kentish Ale Spitfire, which ironically has been labelled to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. I say Ironically because despite popular belief, the plane type which played the largest part in the battle was in fact the Hurricane not … Continue reading The Jazzman’s Axe