The Hawk Flies High

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The Hawk Flies High
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Studio album by Coleman Hawkins
Released July 1957
Recorded March 12 and 15, 1957
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:02
Label Riverside
RLP 12-233
Producer Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer
Coleman Hawkins chronology
The Hawk Flies High
The Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, Jo Jones All Stars at Newport
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  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. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 98. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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