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Hampton Hawes

Tim Richards guides Alyn Shipton through the highlights of pianist Hampton Hawes' trio recordings, made with figures such as saxophonist Art Pepper.

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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  • Hampton Hawes

    Spanish Steps

    Composer: Hawes Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass), Arthur Taylor (drums). 10 March 1968

    • Blues For Bud.
    • Black Lion.
    • 760126 Tr 7.
  • Art Pepper

    Surf Ride

    Composer: Pepper Performers: Art Pepper (alto saxophone), Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Larry Bunker (drums). 4 March 1952

    • Complete Discovery/Savoy Master Takes.
    • Definitive.
    • 492181 Tr 3.
  • Hampton Hawes Trio

    I Got Rhythm

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Red Mitchell (bass), Chuck Thompson (drums). 28 June 1955

    • The Trio Complete Sessions.
    • Gambit.
    • 69235 CD 1 Track 1.
  • Hampton Hawes

    Yesterdays

    Composer: Kern/Harbach Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Red Mitchell (bass), Chuck Thompson (drums). Dec 3, 1955

    • The Trio Complete Sessions.
    • Gambit.
    • 69235 CD 1 Tr 13.
  • Hampton Hawes Quartet with Jim Hall

    Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me

    Composer: Ellington/Russell Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Red Mitchell (bass), Bruz Freeman (drums), Jim Hall (guitaer). 12/13 Nov 1956 (part of 11-minute track)

    • All Night Session.
    • Definitive.
    • 11371 CD 2 Tr 4.
  • Hampton Hawes with Barney Kessel

    Up Blues

    Composer: Hawes Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). 27 Jan 1958

    • Four!.
    • Essential Jazz Albums.
    • 045 Tr 5.
  • Hampton Hawes

    I Love You

    Composer: Porter Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Harold Land (saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Frank Butler (drums). March 17, 1958 Originally released on Contemporary (7589)

    • For Real.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 713 Tr 6.
  • Hampton Hawes

    Swing Low Sweet Chariot

    Composer: Trad Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Stan Levey (drums). November 24 and 25, 1958

    • The Sermon.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 1067 Tr 3.
  • Hampton Hawes

    Sonoro

    Composer: Hawes Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass), Arthur Taylor (drums). 10 March 1968

    • Blues for Bud.
    • Black Lion.
    • 760126 Tr 2.
  • Hampton Hawes

    Blues Enough

    Composer: Hawes Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass), Arthur Taylor (drums). 10 March 1968

    • Blues for Bud.
    • Black Lion.
    • 760126 1.
  • Hampton Hawes

    Web

    Composer: Hawes Performers: Hampton Hawes (electric piano), Carol Kaye (electric bass), Spider Webb (drums), with Allen Derienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet), George Bohanon (trombone), Jackie Kelso, William Green, Jay Migliore (reeds). 18/19 July 1974

    • Northern Windows Plus.
    • Prestige.
    • 24278-2 Tr 9.
  • Hampton Hawes/Charlie Haden

    Rain Forest

    Composer: Hawes Performers: Hampton Hawes (piano), Charlie Haden (bass). 21 August 1976.

    • As Long As There's Music.
    • Verve.
    • 5135342 Tr 2.

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