Coleman Hawkins All Star Band

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    My Blue Heaven (1995 Remastered)Coleman Hawkins All Star Band
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    When Day Is Done (1996 Remastered)Coleman Hawkins All Star Band
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    Bouncing With Bean (1996 Remastered)Coleman Hawkins All Star Band
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    Esquire Bounce (Rec. January 18, 1944)Coleman Hawkins All Star Band
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        Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist and he remains one of the greatest of all time. A consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic, Hawkins had a 40-year prime (1925-1965) during which he could hold his own with any competitor. Coleman Hawkins started piano lessons when he was five, switched to cello at age seven, and two years later began on tenor. At a time when the saxophone was considered a novelty instrument... Read more

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