Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hampton Hawes Trio, vol. 1

The first of pianist Hampton Hawes' long string of Contemporary recordings (which, as with most of his output for that label, has been reissued on CD by Original Jazz Classics) features him in his early prime in a trio with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chuck Thompson. In addition to three of his basic originals, Hawes performs fresh and swinging versions of seven standards, making such overplayed tunes such as "I Got Rhythm," "What Is This Thing Called Love?," and "All the Things You Are" really come alive. A gem, the first of many classic Hawes Contemporary dates.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Hampton Hawes
vol. 1


1 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:20
2 What Is This Thing Called Love (Porter) 4:47
3 Blues the Most (Hawes) 5:47
4 So in Love (Porter) 4:00
5 Feelin' Fine (Hawes) 3:05
6 Hamp's Blues (Hawes) 3:44
7 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin) 4:52
8 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern) 5:01
9 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey) 4:51
10 Carioca (Eliscu, Kahn, Youmans) 2:22

Hampton Hawes - p
Red Mitchell - b
Chuck Thompson - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; June 28, 1955.


rem6775 said...

Looks great, thanks.

seegs said...

Don't know this one. Thanks, Melanchthon.

BigD said...

Thanks for posting this fantastic record. I had this one a long time ago but after Hurricane Katrina, this CD that was in my car that was flooded was ruined and all I had was a bad 128 kbps version that sounded bad on my Hi Fi. I think I ripped the CD in 2000 or something when 128 was all the rage. This and the All Night Sessions are my favorite Hampton Hawes. Awesome rhythmic player.


Wallofsound said...

Thanks for sharing this one.

lcbriza said...

Thanks for this one.

Melanchthon said...

Bangkok said...

Thank you for giving HH the recognition he deserves. You have exquisite taste Mel.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel for the re-up! and upgrade!

jazzcat1228 said...

Another excellent share. Thank you, Mel!