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Hampton Hawes (November 13, 1928 – May 22, 1977) was an American bebop and hard-bop jazz pianist, recognized as one of the finest and most influential of the 1950s.

Hampton Barnett Hawes, Jr. was born November 13, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. His father, Hampton Hawes, Sr., was minister of Westminster Presbysterian Church in Los Angeles. His mother, the former Gertrude Holman, was Westminster's church pianist. Hawes' first experience with the piano was as a toddler sitting on his mother's lap… read more

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  • Avatar for seanne
    Just excellent.
  • Avatar for BallerCraig
    I love him...
  • Avatar for Cat_007
    I like his album Four! Cool sound...
  • Avatar for Theeboon
    Excellent bebop, swings like a mother
  • Avatar for Quarantehuit
    digging this, very smooth and "web" really is something else
  • Avatar for SirAlecHendrix
    Hampton Hawes—now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
  • Avatar for 1eiht7
    Is Web the only such awesome track he's done? Everything else I hear from him sounds like boring generic jazz stuff.
  • Avatar for F_Hole
    Took me a while to get to Hamp but, man, what a hard swingin' bopper. Anyone interested would want to read his autobiography, [url=http://www.amazon.com/Raise-Up-Off-Me-Portrait/dp/1560253533]Raise Up Off Me[/url]

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