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Hampton Hawes: Remembering a Relative

Read "Hampton Hawes: Remembering a Relative" reviewed by Allison Palmer

He was my maternal grandmother's nephew, the thin, handsome relation who grew to befriend my uncle Bob--also thin and handsome--and become a fixture of the postwar jazz scene in jny: Los Angeles. Having worked amid luminaries of the era, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, and Dexter Gordon among them, Hampton was always a fascinating topic of discussion ...


Song of the Day

Central Avenue

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2013
Duration: 7:29


Central Avenue

Label: Parco Della Musica Records
Released: 1998


Article: Album Review

Danilo Perez: Central Avenue

Read "Central Avenue" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Danilo Perez (b. 1966) is probably one of the most original young mainstream jazz pianists around. As he mixes his dominant Panamanian heritage with strong bebop influences, he has developed into one of the most unique, exciting pianists on the scene. He's gigged with Dizzy, Paquito D'Rivera, Tom Harrell and, most interestingly, young firebrand ...


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