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Hampton Hawes (jazz pianist)

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This installment of the Connemara Jazz Series goes out Britalian. Hawes is, in my view, one of the somewhat-forgotten giants of jazz. You don't hear his name much these days but the guy could seriously swing. Played with that staccato technique that Red Garland often used. Would have never heard him but for an appearance on my Oscar Peterson Pandora station. I was hooked instantly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9uv5...eature=related Note that Scott LaFaro is on bass in this cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8F6D...eature=related This is a great ballad with some incredible sax-work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo7l9FgVN34
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My dad was a Hampton Hawes fan, I have not really gotten into his work yet.
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The old saying is still true: "Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes"
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One of the forgotten greats of L.A. jazz, along with tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss, bassist Curtis Counce...
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The old saying is still true: "Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes"

Is that the album w/ alligator? Loved that record.....
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I'm going to have raid my dad's CD collection to listen some Hampton Hawes. Even though dad passed six years ago yesterday, I still have not merged it with my music collection yet.
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