Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hampton Hawes - Four !

Pianist Hampton Hawes' 1950s recordings for the Contemporary label are at such a high level that they could all be given five stars. This outing with bassist Red Mitchell, drummer Shelly Manne, and guitarist Barney Kessel (who is a slight wild card) is also quite successful. Two previously unreleased numbers ("Thou Swell" and "The Awful Truth") have been added to the CD reissue. Highlights of the exciting bop date include "Yardbird Suite," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "Love Is Just Around the Corner."
Scott Yanow

http://www.allmusic.com/album/four!-hampton-hawes!!!!-mw0000653141

Hampton Hawes
Four !

Tracks

1 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  6:43
2 There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren)  7:03
3 Bow Jest (Mitchell)  6:33
4 Sweet Sue (Harris, Young)  5:39
5 Up Blues (Hawes)  5:13
6 Like Someone in Love (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:24
7 Love Is Just Around the Corner (Gensler, Robin)  5:45
8 Thou Swell* (Hart, Rodgers)  4:56
9 The Awful Truth* (Hawes)  8:09

* Bonus Tracks

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Personnel
Hampton Hawes - p
Barney Kessel - g
Red Mitchell - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded at Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles ; January 27, 1958

21 comments:

MrBill said...

This sounds great. Thank you!

rowgatien said...

Thank you for another classic!

bobbysu said...

thank you so much

swamielmo said...

i read that these contemporary label releases are the tops of hampton hawes. looking forward to hearing this. thank you melanchthon

FrankDell said...

Yes! Great record. Merci, Monsieur Mel.

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ndoondo ndoondo said...

Thank you !

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!....love 'Hawes'!...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

A great classic. Thank you so much Mel for sharing.

adakun said...

Gracias Mel!!

Geoviki said...

Much thanks! You introduced me to Hampton Hawes a few months ago and I've been enjoying his playing very much. Looking forward to this (and Barney Kessell, too, of course).

Jorge Lardone said...

Thanks you. Great music.

musician3 said...

AMAZING..........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Anonymous said...

Thank you MM, grand music.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much ,its very nice,be well.

Starchild said...

Many thanks melanchthon!

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Jazz Padd said...

Thank you!

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Another upgrade from lossy files. Thank you so much Mel!