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.
Line of Beauty: Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969) by William Claxton
Charlie Parker & Coleman Hawkins 1950.wmv There were giants in the earth.......................
Sonny Meets Hawk! - Sonny Rollins And Coleman Hawkins (Japanese Pressing)
Coleman Randolph Hawkins...... (1946 Photo)(1904-1969).......... Jazz Bass & Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Coleman Hawkins 1922 - 1947
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
Coleman Hawkins - Legendary American jazz saxophonist. Hawkins was one of the first prominent jazz musicians on the tenor saxophone.