Coleman Hawkins

Liner Notes

Coleman Hawkins

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

 

Coleman Hawkins, the great saxophone player, helped to establish jazz as a stand alone art form, distinguished from swing — the popular music of the day. With his originality, lyricism, and his keen sense of appreciating the latest trends, his work was the influence and foundation for bebop and the most expressive jazz ballads. And yet, what is the dearest price given for the artist who expresses his art?  Photo credit colemanhawkins.tumblr.com.