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Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins

November 21, 1904, Saint Joseph, Missouri – May 19, 1969

Coleman Randolph Hawkins nicknamed Hawk and sometimes Bean, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was 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 most strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.

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