Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hampton Hawes - Complete Trio Sessions (1955-1956)

This outstanding two-CD set features the complete Hampton Hawes trio recordings with bassist Red Mitchell and Chuck Thompson, including his three legendary Contemporary sessions The Trio, This Is Hampton Hawes and Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes as well as his May 15, 1956 Ember’s Club Concert Recording for Xanadu. In addition, this release contains three bonus tracks, the first featuring Hawes and Mitchell accompanied by Mel Lewis at a live performance in Hollywood on May 2, 1955, and the second and third team the pianist and bassist with West Coast drum stalwart Shelly Manne for a concert recording at the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach on June 20, 1955.

Source :

Hampton Hawes
Complete Trio


Cd. 1

1 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:19
2 What is this Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  4:48
3 Blues the Most (Hawes)  5:46
4 So in Love (Porter)  4:00
5 Feelin’ Fine (Hawes)  3:06
6 Hamp's Blues (Hawes)  3:43
7 Easy Living (Robin, Rainger)  4:51
8 All the Things You are (Kern, Hammerstein)  5:00
9 These Foolish Things (Marvell, Strachey, Link)  4:51
10 Carioca (Youmans, Eliscu, Kahn)  2:27
11 Just Squeeze Me (Ellington)  6:30
12 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  4:51
13 Yesterdays (Kern, Harbach)  4:54
14 Steeplechase (Parker)  2:52
15 Autumn in New York (Duke)  5:21
16 Section Blues (Mitchell, Thompson)  4:15
17 You and the Night and the Music (Dietz, Schwartz)  3:45
18 Blues for Jacque (Hawes)  4:40


Cd. 2

1 'Round Midnight (Monk)  5:20
2 Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, MacDonald, Gershwin)  5:30
3 The Sermon (Hawes)  3:43
4 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:58
5 I Remember You (Schertzinger, Mercer)  4:28
6 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli)  3:54
7 Lover Come Back to Me (Romberg, Hammerstein)  5:13
8 Polka Dots and Moonbeam (Burke, VanHeusen)  4:42
9 Billy Boy (trad.)  3:01
10 Body and Soul (Green, Heyman, Eyton, Sour)  4:17
11 Coolin' the Blues (Hawes)  4:23
12 All the Things You are (Kern Hammerstein)  3:54
13 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:31
14 How High the Moon (Lewis, Hamilton)  4:13
15 I Hear Music (Loesser, Lane)  3:29
16 Walkin (Carpenter)  7:02
17 The Champ (Gillespie)  5:24


[Cd. 1 & Cd. 2, # 1-14]
Hampton Hawes - p
Red Mitchell - b
Chuck Thompson - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; June 28, 1955 [Cd. 1, # 1-11] ; December 3, 1955 [Cd. 1, # 12-16] ; January 25, 1956 [Cd. 1, # 17-18 & Cd. 2, # 1-11] ; & at the Embers Club, New York ; May 15, 1955 [Cd. 2, # 12-14]
[Cd. 2, # 15]
Same as above, except
Mel Lewis - dr, replaces Thompson
Recorded in Hollywood ; May 2, 1956
[Cd. 2, # 16 & 17]
Shelly Manne - dr, replaces Thompson
Recorded at Irvine Bowl, Laguna Beach ; June 20, 1956

The complete trio Recordings of Hampton Hawes with Red Mitchell & Chuck Thompson for the first time ever on one release. The definitive recordings of one of the top-ten piano trios in Jazz history.
This release contains the complete albums :
"The Trio" (Contemporary, June 1955 LP)
"This Is Hampton Hawes" (Contemporary, December 1955 LP
"Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes" (Contemporary, January 1956 LP)


AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

deGallo said...

Marvelous!! Thank you.

anon'n'on said...

rediscovering hamp,thanks

dd said...

Thanks and God Bless. Best Wishes for the New Year!

Frasco said...

Thanks once more Melanchthon! A wonderful 2015 for you, and keep on with your excelent job!

musician3 said...


stringbender said...

Thanks for this great post! Bonne Annee!

Vancouver said...

The long sought after Vol. 2 in FLAC. Thank you Mel!!

alessandro freda said...

Please password????

Pepin said...

Gracias Mel

Otis Foster said...

Wonderful Melanchthon, welcome back and best wishes for 2015 - you make the music scene brighter.

Vonn said...

looking for a record by teddy Charles called three for duke has Oscar pettiford on bass and hall overton on piano if any one has that that would be great

jazzbear said...

Many thanks for this great music.

charli said...

what password we must use ?

alessandro freda said...

Che password bisogna usare? grazie

Melanchthon said...


Use "melanchthon"

lucky5 said...

Thank you very much!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

adakun said...

Grande Mel, muchas gracias por tantos y tan fantásticos discos que nos ofreces. Que el nuevo año te sonria.

alessandro freda said...

Perfetto, grazie e Buon Anno Nuovo.

Kneigh said...

Many thanx for this 'Complete' set of Hawes Trios, Melanchthon!! Although I've had the 3 individual sets for a long time, I'm very grateful to get all the bonus tracks, plus the complete artistry!! Again, many thanx and have a very happy New Year!!

Brush&Stick said...

Huge thanks for these classic recordings!

Melanchthon said...


cd. 1
cd. 2

Bevil Cabernet said...

Amazing...tank you

carlo87 said...

Thank you!!!

steve said...

Thanks Mel . . . I had heard all but the 3rd. Nice collection!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting and keeping these files alive. I*m looking for the complete sessions for quite a while. Wonderful blog for those like me, who are not familiar with classic jazz at all and want to dive into new sounds.