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Hampton Hawes: For Real! (CD: Contemporary- US Import)Hampton Hawes: For Real! (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
 


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Hampton Hawes: Four! (CD: Contemporary)
 


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Hampton Hawes: Four! (CD: Contemporary)


Hampton Hawes: The Green Leaves Of Summer (CD: Contemporary- US Import)Hampton Hawes: The Green Leaves Of Summer (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
This 1964 recording was Hampton Hawes’s first in more than five years. It radiates the sense of freedom the pianist felt after John F. Kennedy granted him a Presidential pardon halfway through a ten-year sentence for substantial indiscretion. The session made it plain that Hawes was still one of the most important pianists in jazz, as inventive as ever and with added richness in his harmonic structures. Hawes heard special qualities in Dmitri Tiomkin’s “The Green Leaves of Summer,” gave it one of his loveliest introductions, and made it a memorable jazz waltz. The album has special treatments of pieces by Davis, Rollins, Arlen, and Berlin, and includes one of Hawes’s custom-tailored blues. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


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Hampton Hawes: Early Years- Trio & Quartet 1951-1956 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)

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Hampton Hawes: The Sermon (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
There is irony in the history of The Sermon, one of the most directly affecting of Hampton Hawes's 14 albums for Contemporary. He recorded it a few days before he was sentenced to federal prison on a technically correct but unjust narcotics conviction. Hawes served five years of his ten-year sentence, then was pardoned by President Kennedy, but The Sermon spent 29 years in solitary confinement in Contemporary's tape vaults. It was released as a long- playing record ten years after Hawes's death and quickly went out of print. Now on CD at last, it finds the preacher's son at a time when he must have felt that nobody knew the trouble he'd seen. Still, his playing reflected the hope inherent in the spirituals that make up the collection. The album is capped by one of Hawes's typically sunny blues. Throughout, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Stan Levey accompany him with enthusiasm and impeccable taste. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


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Hampton Hawes: The Sermon (CD: Contemporary- US Import)

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