Coleman Hawkins. After touring Europe as a solo performer, Hawkins returned to the US and in the fall of 1939 recorded Body and Soul, which was a huge success, so much so, that readers of DownBeat voted him best tenor saxophonist of the year.

Coleman Hawkins. After touring Europe as a solo performer, Hawkins returned to the US and in the fall of 1939 recorded Body and Soul, which was a huge success, so much so, that readers of DownBeat voted him best tenor saxophonist of the year.

Charlie Parker & Coleman Hawkins 1950.wmv There were giants in the earth.......................

Charlie Parker & Coleman Hawkins 1950.wmv There were giants in the earth.......................

Sonny Meets Hawk! - Sonny Rollins And Coleman Hawkins (Japanese Pressing)

Sonny Meets Hawk! - Sonny Rollins And Coleman Hawkins (Japanese Pressing)

Coleman Randolph Hawkins...... (1946 Photo)(1904-1969).......... Jazz Bass & Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet

Coleman Randolph Hawkins...... (1946 Photo)(1904-1969).......... Jazz Bass & Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet

Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean" (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. [Wikipedia]

Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean" (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. [Wikipedia]

Birth of Modern Jazz: Coleman Hawkins

Birth of Modern Jazz: Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins - Legendary American jazz saxophonist. Hawkins was one of the first prominent jazz musicians on the tenor saxophone.

Coleman Hawkins - Legendary American jazz saxophonist. Hawkins was one of the first prominent jazz musicians on the tenor saxophone.

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