Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High [LP]

Hawkins literally invented jazz saxophone, starred in the first jazz big band, and played with unfailing strength and invention into the Sixties. When Riverside invited him to assemble his choice of an ideal small group, the Hawk picked an impressive cast that ran the gamut from modern (J.J. Johnson) through mainstream (Hank Jones) and on back to Swing (ex-Basie drummer Jo Jones) and created a powerful album that stands as a lasting part of his legacy.

with J.J. Johnson, Idrees Sulieman, Hank Jones, Barry Galbraith, Oscar Pettiford, Jo Jones


New York, March 12 and 15, 1957


Bass - Oscar Pettiford

Drums - Jo Jones

Guitar - Barry Galbraith

Piano - Hank Jones

Saxophone [Tenor] - Coleman Hawkins

Trombone - J.J. Johnson

Trumpet - Idrees Sulieman


A1 Chant 5:07

A2 Juicy Fruit 11:17

A3 Think Deep 3:24

B1 Laura 4:34

B2 Blue Lights 5:44

B3 Sancticity 9:10