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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 21, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006.
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Prestige's Bob Weinstock dead at 77

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jazz recording pioneer Bob Weinstock has died in a Boca Raton, Fla., hospice at age 77.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2005 with 40 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2004 with 40 to follow.
By United Press International

Oldest Heath finally records on own

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- After five decades in music and playing or recording with virtually every jazz legend, bassist Percy Heath finally has a recording to call his own.

2003: The year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and build for the future.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

2003: the year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and bu
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2003 with 40 to follow.
By United Press International

Basie box set filled with enduring gifts

The Count Basie Orchestra was the hardest swinging big band in American jazz history, arguably even the most swinging band of any size and context.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Analysis: Why Benny Carter will be missed

, July 22 (UPI) -- Last week's death of Benny Carter marked much more than the loss of a quiet giant of a jazz alto saxophonist and brilliant musical composer.
KEN FRANCKLING
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Hawkins was the first important jazz musician to use the instrument. As Joachim E. Berendt explained, "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn". While Hawkins is most strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s,

Lester Young, who was called "Pres", in a 1959 interview with The Jazz Review, said "As far as I'm concerned, I think Coleman Hawkins was the President first, right? As far as myself, I think I'm the second one." Miles Davis once said: "When I heard Hawk I learned to play ballads." Hawkins was nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean".

Hawkins was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1904. Some out-of-date sources say 1901, but there is no evidence to prove an earlier date. He was named Coleman after his mother Cordelia's maiden name.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Coleman Hawkins."
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