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Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins

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Popular Songs

Body and Soul
Coleman Hawkins
3:01
3:01
Greensleeves
Coleman Hawkins
3:16
3:16
Trouble Is A Man (Instrumental)
Coleman Hawkins
5:28
5:28
La Vie En Rose
Coleman Hawkins
2:40
2:40
April In Paris
Coleman Hawkins
2:58
2:58

Singles

9:20 Special (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
Count Basie & His Orchestra
3:10
3:10
The Way You Look Tonight (feat. Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz & Paul Gonzalves)
Dizzy Gillespie
13:40
13:40

Biography

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn". While Hawkins is strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s. Fellow saxophonist Lester Young, known as "Pres", commented in a 1959 interview with The Jazz Review: "As far as I'm concerned, I think Coleman Hawkins was the President first, right? As far as myself, I think I'm the second one."Miles Davis once said: "When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads."