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Flying High Again With 'The Hawk'

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Flying High Again With 'The Hawk'

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Flying High Again With 'The Hawk'

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'The Hawk Flies High' cover art

Detail from the cover of Coleman Hawkins' The Hawk Flies High. courtesy of Concord Music Group hide caption

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Fresh Air's jazz critic has a listen to a re-issue of The Hawk Flies High, the 1957 album from tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins — who's often credited with legitimizing that instrument in the jazz world.

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Album
Hawk Flies High
Artist
Coleman Hawkins
Label
Riverside
Released
1957

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