Flying High Again With 'The Hawk'

'The Hawk Flies High' cover art

hide captionDetail from the cover of Coleman Hawkins' The Hawk Flies High.

courtesy of Concord Music Group

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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