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Coleman Hawkins (1904–1969)


Coleman Hawkins was called "The father of the tenor sax". He was a pioneer in this instrument, starting his career with the blues singer Mamie Smith in 1921. In 1923 he played with Fletcher Henderson until 1934. In this orchestra he was a partner of Louis Armstrong in 1924. In the mid-thirties he went to Europe and played with many musicians, for ... See full bio »

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  The Killing (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Openings (2012) ... (performer: "Bean's Blue" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bean's Blue" - uncredited)
- I'll Let You Know When I Get There (2011) ... (performer: "Bean's Blues" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Clarifications (2008) ... (performer: "I'm Lookin' Over a Four Leaf Clover")
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Cool Blue")
 2006 Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (performer: "Tangerine")
 2006 Infamous (performer: "Stealin' the Bean")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon")
 2005 The Lost City (performer: "Limbo Jazz")
 2005 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (2005) ... (performer: "Lover Man")
 2002 Road to Perdition (writer: "Queer Notions" (1933))
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret (performer: "I'll Never Be the Same")
 1999 The Lake (performer: "The Man I Love")
 1998 Claire Dolan (performer: "I'll Never Be the Same")
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland (performer: "O Pato (The Duck)")
 1997 Gummo (performer: "La Rosita")
 1990 A Matter of Degrees (performer: "La Rosita")
 1985 The Color Purple (performer: "Body and Soul")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.23 (1958) ... (performer: "Fine and Dandy", "Body and Soul", "Cootie's Big Time Blues", "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)", "Air Mail Special", "Bugle Call Rag")
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (performer: "Indian Summer", "I Can't Get Started with You", "Mean to Me", "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid", "Stompin' at the Savoy", "Runnin' Wild", "Memphis Blues", "Somebody Loves Me", "Solitude", "St. James Infirmary", "Love Is Just Around the Corner")
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... (performer: "Jeepers Creepers", "This Can't Be Love", "Pennies from Heaven", "Prisoner of Love" - uncredited)
 1945 The Crimson Canary (music: "Hollywood Stampede" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

CD: "Prestige Profiles" (Fantasy) (2-disc set) See more »

Alternate Names:

The Memphis Naturals

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1982. See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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