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Coleman Hawkins' "Body and Soul's" Fiftieth Anniversary.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead tells us about a milestone in jazz history -- the 50th anniversary of tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins' recording of "Body and Soul." He says Hawkins was the best tenor saxophonist ever...and "Body and Soul" was his greatest masterpiece.


Other segments from the episode on October 9, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 9, 1989: Interview with Russell Baker; Commentary on Coleman Hawkins; Interview with Jeroen Krabbé; Review of the television show "Mancuso, F.B.I."


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