We continue our Hawes crusade with another great live performance, this time at the famous “Jazzhus Montmartre” in Copenhagen on September 2, 1971.
Blowing is more open and relaxed this time, maybe Hawes was tackling the style du jour or he was just in a more somber mood, at any rate the playing is superb throughout - he even enters pop territory exploring Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's in Love with You" in his own, unique way. And lest I forget, we have the added bonus of Dexter Gordon joining in for some serious chops exchange on the aptly named blues Dexter's Deck , enjoy.
Hampton Hawes: piano Henry Franklin: bass Michael Carvin: drums Dexter Gordon: tenor sax on Dexter’s Deck
The Camel Little Miss Laurie Broad Blue Acres This Guy’s In Love With You Footprints Spanish Way Dexter’s Deck
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
BD & DS Blues Pablito - Sunny - Nice Meanderings - St. Thomas - Fly Me To The Moon -
The attitude of the gallant Six Hundred which so aroused Lord Tennyson's admiration arose from the fact that the least disposition to ask the reason why was discouraged by tricing the would-be inquirer to the triangle and flogging him into insensibility.
Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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