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Jazz Library - Hampton Hawes

Duration: 29:50

In the 1950s, Hampton Hawes was the most exciting and technically gifted pianist in Los Angeles. Pianist and author Tim Richards guides Alyn Shipton through the highlights of Hawes' trio recordings made with the likes of saxophonist Art Pepper, works which are considered landmarks in the history of jazz piano. After a period in prison, Hawes emerged a changed man - Richards also selects the key recordings from his later more contemplative years.

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Available since: Thu 24 Mar 2011


Hampton Hawes

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Jazz Library Hampton Hawes

Tim Richards guides Alyn Shipton through highlights of pianist Hampton Hawes' recordings.

First broadcast: 05 Sep 2009

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