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Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins
Born: Nov 21, 1904 in St. Joseph, MO
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Died: May 19, 1969 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist and he remains one of the greatest of all time. A consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic, Hawkins had a 40-year prime (1925-1965) during which he could hold his own with any competitor.


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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins [Bonus Track]
Released: 1962
Label: Impulse! Records
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The combination of Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins alone would be ideal for the vast majority of jazz fans. But add to the front line trombonist Lawrence Brown, saxophonists Harry Carney and Johnny ...Read full review
The Hawk Flies High
Released: 1957
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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Coleman Hawkins' 1957 session for Riverside, aside from an oral documentary record in a short-lived series, was his only recording for the label under his name. Yet producer Orrin Keepnews had the good ...Read full review
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