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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 12, 1935 | Died: March 11, 1997    

Hugh Lawson, was an American jazz pianist from Detroit who worked with Yusef Lateef for more than 10 years.

Inspired by Bud Powell, Hampton Hawes and Bill Evans, Lawson first gained recognition for his work with Yusef Lateef during the late '50s. He recorded with Harry “Sweets” Edison (1962), Roy Brooks, and Lateef on several occasions in the 1960s. In 1972, he performed with “The Piano Choir” (Strata-East), a group with seven pianists including Stanley Cowell and Harold Mabern. He went on to tour with Charles Mingus in 1975 and 1977 and made recordings with Charlie Rouse (1977), George Adams, and as a leader...
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