Sunday, November 15, 2009

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins Quartet 1960 - Poor Butterfly


Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster appeared as a CD in the early eighties. I listened to nothing else for weeks. A while later I saw the vinyl at a used record store in downtown Long Beach. The price on it was $50. As soon as I saw the price I asked the owner, "Why would anyone pay $50 when you can get a clean sounding CD for less than ten?" He just smiled and replied, "Don't worry, a Japanese sailor will pay the fifty, no problem."

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