The Hawk Flies High

The Hawk Flies High is a 1957 album by jazz tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. 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.[3]

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
ProducerOrrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer
Coleman Hawkins chronology
The Gilded Hawk
The Hawk Flies High
The Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, Jo Jones All Stars at Newport
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

  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. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Flies High". AllMusic. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 98. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Evensmo, J. The Tenor Sax of Coleman Hawkins Part 3: 1950 - 1959. Retrieved July 10, 2017