This week at WKCR
On Sunday, November 21, WKCR will present the annual Coleman Hawkins Birthday Broadcast. Nicknamed "Hawk" or "Bean," Hawkins was the first true saxophone star. His first recordings were among the most quintessential of the swing era, and his 1939 recording of “Body and Soul” was revolutionary: he only hints at the melody, instead focusing on two perfect choruses of improvisation. In the 1940s, Hawkins found himself on the forefront of the emerging bebop movement, leading bands with young musicians like Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford, and Max Roach. Hawk’s forceful style on the saxophone remained unique throughout his career, and his influence still stretches across the jazz world today. Tune in on Sunday, November 21st to hear the continuing legacy of this great musician. Please note a change in the In-All-Languages schedule: Beginning this Saturday, Sounds of China will air from 6:00 am to 8:00 am and Eastern Standard Time will air from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.