Inspirational Quotes from Coleman Hawkins

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

I made the tenor sax – there’s nobody plays like me and I don’t play like anybody else.

Coleman Hawkins

If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.

Coleman Hawkins

Music should always be an adventure.

Coleman Hawkins

I honestly can’t characterize my style in words. It seems that whatever comes to me naturally, I play.

Coleman Hawkins