Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Hawkins 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". While Hawkins is most strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.


Blues for Yolande

South Of France Blues


Red Beans

Coleman Hawkins - Red Garland Trio 1959

Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Aug. 12, 1959

Personnel: Coleman Hawkins - Tenor Sax, Red Garland - Piano, Doug Watkins - Bass, Charles "Specs" Wright - Drums.

Soul blues