29 February 2008
HAMPTON HAWES - PLAYIN' IN THE YARD
Hampton Hawes for Prestige from 1973.
Hampton Hawes-Electric/Acoustic Piano;Bob Cranshaw-Electric Bass;Kenny Clarke-Drums
Hampton Hawes live at Montreux produced by Orrin Keepnews.Here's a very underwhelming review by you know who at amg:
This live LP mostly features Hampton Hawes on electric piano, performing at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival in a trio with electric bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Kenny Clarke. Hawes interprets three of his originals, Sonny Rollins' catchy "Playin' In the Yard," and "Stella By Starlight." Although well-played, little memorable occurs, and Hawes never did sound as distinctive on keyboards as he did on acoustic piano. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
320 rip from the 2003 Fantasy cd reissue.