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Hampton Hawes

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: November 13, 1928 | Died: May 27, 1977    

Hampton Hawes

Who Was Hampton Hawes?

Although one rarely hears of Hampton Hawes today he was a significant presence on the jazz scene in the mid- 50s then again from the mid-60s on until his death in 1977. A direct descendant of bebop who had been variously classified as “West Coast” and “funk-jazz” or “rhythm school,” Hawes transcended all these categories. He was famous for his prodigious right hand, his deep groove, his very personal playing, his profound blues conceptions, and his versatility within a mainstream context. He remained anchored in chord-change based jazz with chord changes his whole career....
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  • Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes

    Contemporary
    2004
  • The Sermon

    Fantasy Jazz
    2002
  • The Sermon

    Lester Recording Catalog
    1988
  • Recorded Live At The Great American Music Hall

    Lester Recording Catalog
    1983
  • Live At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Volume One

    Lester Recording Catalog
    1981
  • Key For Two

    Lester Recording Catalog
    1979
  • At The Piano

    Lester Recording Catalog
    1978
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