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HIDDEN ERROR: Usage of "Also known as" is not recognized 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." Biography: Early life: 1904-1920: Hawkins was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 1904. Although some sources say 1901, there is no evidence to prove an earlier date; instead,...

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On Aug 29, 2017. 1:23pm
Christopher Lynch said

The Hawk's stunning version of 'Body And Soul', set the benchmark for that classic. Unforgettable and as soul-warming as a long machiato with a cinnamon doughnut on a chilly morn!
Christopher Lynch.

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