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Celebrating a Coleman Hawkins Centennial

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Celebrating a Coleman Hawkins Centennial

Celebrating a Coleman Hawkins Centennial

Celebrating a Coleman Hawkins Centennial

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The legendary jazzman Coleman Hawkins would have been 100 years old Sunday. Music historians say masterpieces such as "Body and Soul" and Hawkins' dexterity on the tenor saxophone helped change the genre. His love of classical music also informed his music. Tom Vitale reports.