Sunday, 13 November 2016

88th birthday of Hampton Hawes

(Born 13 November 1928, Los Angeles, US)
Influential pianist with distinctly recognisable swing and stretch of feeling and author of Raise Up Off Me (1974), his critically-acclaimed memoirs
(Hampton Hawes Quartet, “For real!” [personnel: Hawes, piano; Harold Land, tenor saxophone; Scott La Faro, bass; Frank Butler, drums; recorded: Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, 17 March 1958])


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