Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hampton Hawes / Charlie Haden - As Long As There's Music (1976)

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.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hampton Hawes - Playin' In The Yard

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.

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)