Monday, October 20, 2008

Hampton Hawes - Something Special (1976)

Yet another Hawes great live date from 1976 at the renown Douglas Beach House at Half Moon Bay in San Fransisco (seen below circa 1958), home to the best jazz for the last 50 years in, well, beach house settings. Just joking here as jazz doesn't have to have the pomp and circumstance of other 'serious' music idioms and bliss can be achieved in meager surroundings like this one if audience reaction is to be taken into account.


Hampton Hawes (p)
Denny Diaz (g)
Leroy Vinnegar (b)
Al Williams (d)

Recorded at the Douglas Beach House, Half Moon Bay, CA, June 10, 1976

Track Listing

BD & DS Blues
Pablito -
Sunny -
Nice Meanderings -
St. Thomas -
Fly Me To The Moon -


saltydog said...

A great pianist sadly missed.

aroonie said...

What a piano player! The great Hampton Hawes.