Hampton Hawes Quartet


All Night Session, Vol. 2

  • Release Date: 18 Apr 1991
  • OJCCD-639-2

Hampton Hawes became a professional musician in 1944, when he was 16. Twelve years later he had developed into one of the most brilliant jazz pianists of the post-war period. In late 1956, having recorded three acclaimed trio albums for Contemporary, Hawes added the 25-year-old guitarist Jim Hall for a long night and morning of recording in the spirit of an organized jam session. So pronounced was the empathy among Hawes, Hall, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Bruz Freeman, so intense the sw… MORE


A 1947 encounter with Charlie Parker may have been the defining moment in Hampton Hawes's musical development, but the spirituals he heard while… More