Coleman Hawkins

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Mr Coleman Randolph Hawkins was one of the prominent tenor voices both before and through the bop era.
Begining his career as early as 1920, he recorded until the end of the 60's, featuring with (one could probably say they featured with him) countless other giants (Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, J.J. Johnson).
His influence was deep on other musicians.
His intense and unique saxophone voice can be discovered on The Hawk Flies High (Riverside), while most of his extensive discography is highly recommendable.

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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."

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 The Hawk Flies High Coleman Hawkins 5
1959 Blue Saxophones Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster 1
1960 The Hawk Swings Coleman Hawkins 1
1961 The Hawk Relaxis Coleman Hawkins 1
1961 The Hawk Relaxes Coleman Hawkins 4
1962 Desafinado Coleman Hawkins 3
1963 At The Golden Circle Coleman Hawkins 1
1963 Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins 6
1963 Hawkins! Alive! At The Village Gate Coleman Hawkins 2
1963 Sonny Meets Hawk! Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins 3
1963 Today and Now Coleman Hawkins 3
1966 Wrapped Tight Coleman Hawkins 2
1974 Sirius Coleman Hawkins 1
1986 Body and Soul Coleman Hawkins 1
1989 Accent on Tenor Sax Coleman Hawkins 1
1991 Hawk Eyes Coleman Hawkins 1
1991 In a Mellow Tone Coleman Hawkins 1
1991 Soul Coleman Hawkins 2
1993 Standards / Warhorses Coleman Hawkins & Henry “Red” Allen 1
1997 Bluesey Burrell Kenny Burrell & Coleman Hawkins 3
1997 The Genius of Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins 1
1997 Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins 4
1998 Dutch Treat! Coleman Hawkins in Holland Coleman Hawkins 1
1999 Hawk's Groove Coleman Hawkins 1
2001 Body and Soul Coleman Hawkins 1
2005 Confessin': The Astounding Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins 1
2006 Swingville: Coleman Hawkins With the Red Garland Trio Coleman Hawkins 1
2006 At Ease With Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins 2
2010 The Hawk In Hi-Fi Coleman Hawkins 1
2010 The Gilded Hawk Coleman Hawkins 1
2012 The Hawks Relaxes Coleman Hawkins 1
Bean & The Boys Coleman Hawkins 1
Bean Stalkin' Coleman Hawkins 1
Blues Groove (With Tiny Grimes) Coleman Hawkins 1
Blues Wail: Coleman Hawkins Plays the Blues Coleman Hawkins 1
Coleman Hawkins and Confrères Coleman Hawkins 1
Compact Jazz: Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins 1
Cool Groove Coleman Hawkins 1
Dali Coleman Hawkins 1
Good Old Broadway Coleman Hawkins 1
Hawk Talk Coleman Hawkins 1
High and Mighty Hawk Coleman Hawkins 1
Jam Session in Swingville Coleman Hawkins and Pee Wee Russell 1
Jazz Reunion Coleman Hawkins and Pee Wee Russell 1
Night Hawk Coleman Hawkins 1
Somebody Loves Me Coleman Hawkins 1
Supreme Coleman Hawkins 1
Tenor Genius At the Festivals In Cannes And Paris Coleman Hawkins 1
Tenor Giants Coleman Hawkins 1
The Hawk Returns Coleman Hawkins 1

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