Coleman Hawkins Quote
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsColeman Hawkins
Born: November 21, 1904
Died: May 19, 1969 (aged 64)
Bio: Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes Bean, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was 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.