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Outstanding Hampton


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It's time for a deep dive, listeners, and the subject this round is underappreciated West Coast keyboard wizard Hampton Hawes. Hawes did most of his best-known recordings for Contemporary Jazz, and we'll look at a couple of releases on that storied (but also underappreciated) label, as well as a collaboration with Charles Mingus and a sample of Hampton's seventies output, when the sideburns got longer and the keyboards got plugged in.


  • General discussion of Hampton Hawes 6:15
  • Discussion of Charles Mingus's album Mingus Three (Jubilee) 12:30
  • Discussion of Hampton Hawes's album Four! (Contemporary) 26:45
  • Discussion of Hampton Hawes's album For Real (Contemporary) 36:57
  • Discussion of Hampton Hawes's album Blues for Walls (Prestige) 49:30
  • Pop Matters 1:03:45

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