Although Coleman Hawkins was 51 when THE HAWK FLIES HIGH was recorded in 1957, he hadn't lost any of the vigor or imaginative dexterity that had typified his original work in the `30s and `40s. In fact, one of Hawkins's greatest assets was his ability to adapt to and incorporate changing styles, and that's precisely what he does here by bringing his swing-inflected chops into a straight bop context. Surrounded by then-young firebrands J.J. Johnson and Idrees Sulieman (on trombone and trumpet, respectively), Hawkins turns in memorable performances on album highlights such as "Juicy Fruit," "Laura," and "Sanctity."
This is a movie about fishing the dry fly. We join Morten Oeland on a number of trips to different waters in Denmark, Greenland, Germany, New Zealand and Swedish Lapland. We take a close look as he finds the insects the trout are feeding on, and when he chooses the right imitation in every situation.
“In-Hand Harry” Lemire is the guy who ties flies in his fingers. He’s one of few on the planet that practice this historic, yet very practical artistry. A member of the Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild, Harry Lemire is a legend in the Salmon Fly arena. Harry practices this craft (art) without the aid of a vice and as a result his flies duplicate quite closely the epitome of what they are supposed to look like.