Quotations by Coleman Hawkins

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Born: Monday, November 21, 1904
Died: Monday, May 19, 1969 (64 years old)
Profession: Musician
Nationality: American


I honestly can't characterize my style in words. It seems that whatever comes to me naturally, I play.
- Coleman Hawkins
(Keywords: Play, Style, Words)

I made the tenor sax - there's nobody plays like me and I don't play like anybody else.
- Coleman Hawkins
(Keywords: Play)

If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying.
- Coleman Hawkins
(Keywords: Mistakes, Trying)

Music should always be an adventure.
- Coleman Hawkins
(Keywords: Music, Adventure)

Some people say there was no jazz tenor before me. All I know is I just had a way of playing and I didn't think in terms of any other instrument but the tenor.
- Coleman Hawkins
(Keywords: People, Jazz)







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