Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins

About The Artist

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904–May 19, 1969), nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean", was a prominent jazz tenor saxophonist. He is commonly regarded as the first important and influential jazz musician to use the instrument: Joachim E. Berendt wrote, "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn".[1] While Hawkins is most strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he began playing professionally in the early 1... Read More

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