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Coleman Hawkins (American Musician)
Date of Birth:
November 21, 1904
Date of Death:
May 19, 1969
Coleman Randolph Hawkins , nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean", was a prominent jazz tenor saxophonist.
He is commonly regarded as the first important and influential jazz musician to use the instrument: Joachim E. Berendt wrote, "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn".