Saturday, May 3, 2008


(November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969)

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Colman Hawkins, or "Hawk" is said to be the first important and influential jazz musician to use the sax. His style was swing and big band but he was also very influencial in the development of bebop. He's played with and recorded with some other great names such as Sonny Rollins, Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.

This is the man with his horn.


Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

when u gone get to sonny rollins

2sweetnsaxy said...

I did Sonny Rollins in Dec. :-)