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Coleman Hawkins
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Born: November 21, 1904

Died: May 19, 1969 (aged 64)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Musician

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.

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