This blog celebrates Barack Obama's victory, reminding everyone that the Afro-American community in the US has contributed more than any other community towards what we call culture and for a nation to achieve culture is to enter a state of grace. In my mind, no greater ambassadors of that achievement than these mythical jazz figures we try to present here ever existed.
Very groovy Hawes date from the renown Montreux Jazz Festival. Hampton plays the Fender Rhodes along with the piano accompanied by Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and drum legend Kenny Clarke. An electrified and fonkified set then as Dr. John would have said.
Tracklisting: Playin’ In The Yard - Double Trouble - Pink Peaches - De Be - Stella By Starlight -
Rec. live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Casino De Montreux, Switzerland, July 7, 1973
* Hampton Hawes - Playin’ In The Yard (Prestige P 10077)
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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