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Superb Jazz Trio!

Classic LPs from the Contemporary Records from a man who played with all his heart and mind!
A Recommended Must!

Trio,Vol. 1 - 1955
Trio,Vol. 2 - 1955-56
Four! Hampton Hawes - 1958
The Sermon - 1958
The Green Leaves of Summer - 1964

Don't Forget

Don't forget about Hamp Hawes when recalling or playing the Jazz Greats.


Born: November 13, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

Hampton Hawes was one of the finest jazz pianists of the 1950s, a fixture on the Los Angeles scene who brought his own interpretations to the dominant Bud Powell style. In the mid- to late '40s, he played with Sonny Criss, Dexter Gordon, and Wardell Gray, among others on Central Avenue. He was with Howard McGhee's band (1950-1951), played with Shorty Rogers and the Lighthouse All-Stars, served in the Army (1952-1954), and then led trios in the L.A. area, recording many albums for Contemporary. Arrested...
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Aug 01, 2011

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