Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes “Bean”, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Enjoy Coleman Hawkins’s best quotes below.
“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.”
“I made the tenor sax – there’s nobody plays like me and I don’t play like anybody else.”
“Music should always be an 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.”
“I honestly can’t characterize my style in words. It seems that whatever comes to me naturally, I play.”