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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All Night Session (1-3)
All Night Session...
Definitive Records
2007
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Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes
Everybody Likes...
Contemporary
2004
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The Sermon
The Sermon
Fantasy Jazz
2002
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The Sermon
Lester Recording Catalog
1988
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Recorded Live At The...
Lester Recording Catalog
1983
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Live At The Jazz...
Lester Recording Catalog
1981
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