Wednesday, May 17, 2017

All Night Session with Hampton Hawes (feat. Jim Hall)

Originally issued on three LPs, the music resulting from Hampton Hawes' All Night Session ! was stereophonically recorded for the Contemporary label in Los Angeles on the night of November 12 and into the morning of November 13, 1956. This session transcended the conventions of studio production by moving steadily from one tune to the next like a live gig with no alternate takes. Here is West Coast bop at its most spontaneous and exciting. Prior to this highly successful quartet experiment, Hawes had recorded mainly with his trio. He said that the addition of guitarist Jim Hall opened up more rhythmic possibilities. The currents passing between Hawes and bassist Red Mitchell were the metabolic pulse of this group; drummer Eldridge "Bruz" Freeman was a replacement for Chuck Thompson, whose heroin habit had forced him out of the band earlier that year. On this night Hawes chose to reinterpret no less than four Dizzy Gillespie compositions, along with themes by Duke Ellington and Duke Jordan as well as six chestnuts from the standard jazz repertoire. But there's nothing "standardized" about this music. Like his main influence, Charlie Parker, Hampton Hawes was a strikingly inventive blues-based improviser ; this element is strongly present throughout, particularly during five spontaneously composed Hawes originals that materialized during this monumentally creative All Night Session ! Now, 50 years after this music was first made available to the public, the Definitive label's beautifully remastered edition should enable this to be acknowledged and appreciated as one of the truly essential jazz recordings of all time.
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Hampton Hawes
All Night Session !


Cd. 1

1 Jordu (Jordan)  7:04
2 Groovin' High (Gillespie)  5:48
3 Takin' Care (Hawes)  8:09
4 Broadway (Bird, McRae, Woode)  6:54
5 Hampton's Pulpit (Hawes)  11:20
6 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  7:03
7 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)  4:25
8 Woody 'n You (Gillespie)  5:42
9 Two Bass Hit (Gillespie, Lewis)  2:54


Cd. 2

1 Will You Still Be Mine ? (Adair, Dennis)  6:56
2 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)  7:31
3 Blue 'n' Boogie (Gillespie, Paperelli)  8:13
4 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (Ellington, Russell)  11:00
5 Blues #3 (Hawes)  7:38
6 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Arlen, Koehler)  10:58
7 Blues #4 (Hawes)  6:19
8 Blues of a Sort (Hawes)  5:42


Hampton Hawes - p

Jim Hall - g
Red Mitchell - b
Buzz Freeman - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; during the night of November 12 and the morning of November 13, 1956.


BigD said...

Thank you so much. My CDs were destroyed by an act of God. Now Hamp can finally kiss m ears again.

ubu said...

I just found this - thanks a lot!
I need more Hampton Hawes and this comes in handy!

May I ask for the art once again, please? The links above include just a front cover, would be nice to have it all!

ubu said...

That was fast - thanks again, much appreciated!

Arc said...

Thank you very much - an excellent release.

hulaboy said...

i've always wondered about this one. thanks, mel!

jazzfriend said...

Hermosas grabaciones y grandes músicos, Gracias por el aporte.

Saludos desde Chile.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this and all your job!
I noticed for the last track of disc 2, "Blues of a Sort", some bad noises maybe from encoding, at 5.01 at from 5.20 to 5.31; could you check?

also covers link is dead.

Anonymous said...

Mel, you are awesome!
Thanks for your kindness.

FrankDell said...

This is the genesis of Hawes. Muchi merci, Mel.

Quibus said...

this looks like a wonderful post, but I can't get to the PW txt because your "public traffic is exhausted", according to Rapidshare.

j cline said...

Mantua me genuit: Calabri rapuere: tenet nunc
Parthenope: cecini pascua, rura, duces.
(I was born at Mantua, died in Calabria, and my tomb is at Parthenope: pastures, rural affairs, and heroes are the themes of my poems.) He was accordingly interred, by the order of Augustus, with great pomp, within two miles of Naples, near the road to Puteoli, where his tomb still exists. Of his estate, which was very considerable by the liberality of his friends, he left the greater part to Valerius Proculus and his brother, a fourth to Augustus, a twelfth to Maecenas, besides legacies to L. Varius and Plotius Tucca, who, in consequence of his own request, and the command of Augustus, revised and corrected the Aeneid after his death. Their instructions from the Emperor were, to expunge whatever they thought improper, but upon no account to make any addition. This restriction is supposed to be the reason why many lines in the Aeneid are imperfect.

Virgil was of large stature, had a dark complexion, and his features are said to have been such as expressed no uncommon abilities. He was subject to complaints of the stomach and throat, as well as to headache, and had frequent discharges of blood upwards: but from what part, we are not informed. He was very temperate both in food and wine. His modesty was so great, that at Naples they commonly gave him the name of Parthenias, "the modest man." On the subject of his modesty, the following anecdote is related.

Having written a distich, in which he compared Augustus to Jupiter, he placed it in the night-time over the gate of the Emperor's palace. It was in these words:

Nocte pluit tota, redeunt spectacula mane:
Divisum imperium cum Jove Caesar habet.

All night it rained, with morn the sports appear,
Caesar and Jove between them rule the year.

By order of Augustus, an inquiry was made after the author; and Virgil not declaring himself, the verses were claimed by Bathyllus, a contemptible poet, but who was liberally rewarded on the occasion. Virgil, provoked at the falsehood of the impostor, again wrote the verses on some conspicuous part of the palace, and under them the following line:

Hos ego versiculos feci, tulit alter honores;
I wrote the verse, another filched the praise;

with the beginning of another line in these words:

Sic vos, non vobis,
Sic vos, non vobis
Sic vos, non vobis
Sic vos, non vobis

Not for yourselves, you- [repeated four times].
Augustus expressing a desire that the lines should be finished, and Bathyllus proving unequal to the task, Virgil at last filled up the blanks in this manner:

Hos ego versiculos, tulit alter honores:
Sic vos non vobis nidificatis aves;
Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves;
Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes;
Sic vos non vobis fertis aratra boves.

I wrote this little couplet, another took the credit.
Thus not for yourself do you birds feather your nests;
Thus not for yourself do you sheep bear wool;
Thus not for yourself do you bees make honey;
Thus not for yourself do you oxen pull the plough.

I wrote the story; another took the glory.
So not for yourself do you birds make your nests.
Nor for you sheep, you in your wool dressed.
Nor make you bees honey for yourself in your hive;
Nor for yourself, oxen, through soil the ploughs drive.

I wrote these lines, another has gained the praise.
So you not for yourselves build nests, O birds
So you not for yourselves bear fleeces, sheep
So you not for yourselves make honey, bees;
So you not for yourselves draw ploughs, you oxen;

Banyai said...

Tried hard to download,succeeded,,,,,but finally asked me some Password, to open the rar file
Where can I find The Password?

stringbender said...

Many thanks for posting this sensational recording!

1ram said...

Tried all three PW's> None worked. What gives?

Frasco said...

Many thanks Melanchthon!
Passwords - try MELANCHTHON

egroj jazz said...

thanks ;)

santiago garcia said...

Gracias por el aporte !!
Espero poder descargarlo.
Thanks !!

deGallo said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Yes, it's really a wonderful post!
Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

chuchuni said...

Many thanks Mel.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent! Thanks so much MM!

Melanchthon said...

Kovina Kris said...

Very glad to see this one come back in the rotation. Arwulf says, " of the truly essential jazz recordings of all time." That's plenty good enough for me and Jim Hall is on board for a bonus. Thank you very much Mel!

Jazz Padd said...

Thank you, always nice to have some Jim Hall.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. My copies were corrupted somehow