The Hawk Relaxes

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The Hawk Relaxes
Studio album by Coleman Hawkins
Released 1961
Recorded February 28, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 36:57
Label Moodsville
MV 15
Producer Esmond Edwards
Coleman Hawkins chronology
Night Hawk
(1960)
The Hawk Relaxes
(1961)
Good Old Broadway
(1962)

The Hawk Relaxes is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1961 and released on the Moodsville label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This quintet -- as unique as any Hawkins ever fronted -- speaks to his open mindedness, but more so to his innate ability in adapting musicians to his situational hitting. The Hawk Relaxes is one of his best latter period efforts".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'll Never Be the Same" (Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli) - 6:11
  2. "When Day Is Done" (Buddy DeSylva, Robert Katscher) - 4:28
  3. "Under a Blanket of Blue" (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) - 4:39
  4. "More Than You Know" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) - 4:12
  5. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) - 5:59
  6. "Just a Gigolo" (Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci) - 5:04
  7. "Speak Low" (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 6:44

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 15, 2013
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed March 15, 2013