Hampton Hawes

    Hampton Hawes

    • Hampton Hawes
    Hampton Hawes

    Hampton Hawes

    • Hampton Hawes

    Hampton Hawes

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    The Shadow of Your Smile

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        Hampton Hawes was one of the finest jazz pianists of the 1950s, a fixture on the Los Angeles scene who brought his own interpretations to the dominant Bud Powell style. In the mid- to late '40s, he played with Sonny Criss, Dexter Gordon, and Wardell Gray, among others on Central Avenue. He was with Howard McGhee's band (1950-1951), played with Shorty Rogers and the Lighthouse All-Stars, served in the Army (1952-1954), and then led trios in the L.A. area, recording many albums fo... Read more

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