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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
At the Bayou Club
Released: 1959
Label: Honeysuckle Rose
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Hawkins teams up with his frequent musical partner, trumpeter Roy Eldridge, for a fairly heated set of music. On the first of two LPs from this particular gig, Hawk and Eldridge jam on "Bean and the Boys," ...Read full review