The Hawk Flies High
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The Hawk Flies High
The Hawk Flies High
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1957
RecordedMarch 12 and 15, 1957
StudioReeves Sound Studios, New York City
RLP 12-233[1]
ProducerOrrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer
Coleman Hawkins chronology

The Hawk Flies High is a 1957 album by jazz tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.[5][6] Apart from Barry Galbraith and Jo Jones on guitar and drums, the line-up of his accompanying sextet had a bebop background, namely J.J. Johnson on trombone, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, pianist Hank Jones, and Oscar Pettiford on bass.[7]

Track listing

  1. "Chant" (Hank Jones) - 5:08
  2. "Juicy Fruit" (Idrees Sulieman) - 11:16
  3. "Think Deep" (William O. Smith) - 3:24
  4. "Laura" (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) - 4:34
  5. "Blue Lights" (Gigi Gryce) - 5:44
  6. "Sancticity" (Hawkins) - 9:10



  1. ^ Popoff, Martin (September 8, 2009). Goldmine Record Album Price Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9781440229169 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Flies High". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 98. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 669. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ "The Hawk Flies High - Record Collector Magazine".
  6. ^ Jazz, All About. "Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Flies High album review @ All About Jazz". All About Jazz.
  7. ^ Evensmo, J. The Tenor Sax of Coleman Hawkins Part 3: 1950 - 1959. Retrieved July 10, 2017

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