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
GenreJazz
Length39:02
LabelRiverside
RLP 12-233
ProducerOrrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer
Coleman Hawkins chronology
The Gilded Hawk
(1956-57)
The Hawk Flies High
(1957)
The Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, Jo Jones All Stars at Newport
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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