Hawes, Hampton

Contemporary, 2002CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 8.3w

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4-
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Hampton’s jovial spirited piano playing could wake up the crowd and bring smiles to their faces. This CD (1958) is no exception, a trio with Leroy Vinnegar walking his bass and bebop drummer Stan Levey. The program includes some blues but is mostly gospel, jazzed up but showing it’s musical lineage as well as the breadth of Hampton’s talents.