Coleman Hawkins



Coleman Hawkins

Rating
Active
1921 to 1969
Born
November 21, 1904 in Missouri
Died
May 19, 1969
Location
Saint Joseph, MO, United States
Biography
Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 - May 19, 1969), nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. 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." One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E.
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Top Songs by Coleman Hawkins


Body & Soul

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You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

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Crazy Rhythm

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Blue Moon

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Stardust

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Embraceable You

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Ruby

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The Sheik of Araby

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Day by Day

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Mood Indigo

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington June 10, 2014

8 Tracks

Classics

Classics

Coleman Hawkins January 1, 2014

15 Tracks

Rainbow Mist

Rainbow Mist

Coleman Hawkins November 14, 2013

14 Tracks

Good Old Broadway

Good Old Broadway

Coleman Hawkins April 29, 2013

8 Tracks

Coleman Hawkins: Verve Ultimate Cool

Coleman Hawkins: Verve Ultimate Cool

Coleman Hawkins January 1, 2013

12 Tracks

Swingin` With the Stars, Vol. 1

Swingin` With the Stars, Vol. 1

Coleman Hawkins July 25, 2012

27 Tracks

The Mellow Sound of Coleman Hawkins

The Mellow Sound of Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins June 14, 2012

15 Tracks

Desafinado

Desafinado

Coleman Hawkins July 26, 2011

8 Tracks

Today and Now

Today and Now

Coleman Hawkins June 27, 2011

7 Tracks

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