Hampton Hawes

Born: November 13, 1928 | Died: May 27, 1977    Primary Instrument: Piano

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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As A Leader:
All Night Session Vol. 1
All Night Session Vol. 2
All Night Session Vol. 3
Hampton Hawes Trio
Hampton Hawes Trio Vol. 2
Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes
For Real
Here And Now
Piano East/West

As A Sideman:
Wardell Gray Memorial Vol. 2 - Wardell Gray
Plays Standards - Barney Kessel
Mingus Three - Charles Mingus
Early Show - Art Pepper
Late Show - Art Pepper

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