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The song of the Hawk : the life and recordings of Coleman Hawkins

Author: John Chilton
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1990.
Series: Michigan American music series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hawkins, the most imitated and influential saxophonist in jazz up to Charlie Parker#x19;s modern revolution, stood virtually alone among jazz musicians who came to prominence in the 1920s and successfully made the transition to modern jazz 25 years later. He also set a standard of dignity for black musicians that was rarely equalled." #x14;Choice, July 1991.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chilton, John, 1932-
Song of the Hawk.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)607715861
Named Person: Coleman Hawkins; Coleman Hawkins; Coleman Hawkins
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chilton
ISBN: 0472102125 9780472102129 0472082019 9780472082018
OCLC Number: 22421350
Awards: Association for Recorded Sound Collections award, 1992.
Description: viii, 429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Michigan American music series.
Responsibility: John Chilton.

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