The Hawk Relaxes

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The Hawk Relaxes
The Hawk Relaxes.jpg
Studio album by Coleman Hawkins
Released 1961
Recorded February 28, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 36:57
Label Moodsville
MV 15
Producer Esmond Edwards
Coleman Hawkins chronology
Night Hawk
(1960)Night Hawk1960
The Hawk Relaxes
Good Old Broadway
(1962)Good Old Broadway1962

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


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 4.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

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".[3]

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



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 15, 2013
  2. ^ Down Beat: December 21, 1961 Vol. 28, No. 26
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed March 15, 2013