During a Dutch TV broadcast a few years ago "Jazz in the Netherlands" was presented.
Coleman Hawkins visited Europe quite a lot between 1934 and 1939. He recorded with some of the best European bands and musicians. In the UK with pianist Stanley Black, in France with Michel Warlop and his Orchestra and in the Netherlands by the Ramblers. We listen to a tune written by Rambler's saxophonist Jack Bulterman and played and recorded by Coleman Hawkins in 1935. This tune, Meditation, is part of the Time Life jazz masters LP's brought out in the seventies. Meditation was recorded in Casino Hamdorff in Laren.
My parents often went dancing in Hamdorff. and I wonder if my parents were there when Hawkins performed. I remember in my own highschool days we went out to Hamdorff for a dance.
The second part of this clip is the solopiece of 'The Hawk' with pianist Rio de la Fluenza.