Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. 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". Hawkins biographer John Chilton described the prevalent styles of tenor saxophone solos prior to Hawkins as "mooing" and "rubbery belches.
Coleman Hawkins and Confrères is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1958 (with one track from 1957) and released on the Verve label. All compositions by Coleman Hawkins except where noted. Cocktails for Two" (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow) – 2:39. Sunday" (Chester Conn, Jule Styne, Bennie Krueger, Ned Miller) – 5:19.
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They were giants of the tenor saxophone, Ben Webster, Hawk – Coleman Hawkins and the man they called Pres, Lester Young. These giants of the tenor sax did so much to influence just about everyone who followed them. Ben The Brute Webster, (27 March 1909 – 20 September 1973), played with striking rhythmic momentum with a rasping tone that added so much to both his own records and the numerous jazz greats he accompanied, from Billie and Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington and so many more during a career that spanned five decades. Eleven days before he passed away in 1959, Pres recorded what became the album In Paris; not his best playing by a long way, but fascinating that a man in his physical condition could ever perform. Norman Granz took out a full-page ad in DownBeat: a photo of Young under which was the simple dedication, We’ll all miss you, Lester.