- Released: August 30, 1989
- Label: OJC
- 1.You and the Night and the Music
- 2.Stella by Starlight
- 3.Blues for Jacque
- 6.'Round Midnight
- 7.Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
- 8.Autumn in New York
- 9.Section Blues
Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano); Red Mitchell (bass); Chuck Thompson (drums).
Recorded at The Los Angeles Police Academy, Los Angeles, California on June 28, 1955 and at Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, California on December 3, 1955 and January 25, 1956. Originally released on Contemporary (3515). Includes liner notes by Ralph J. Gleason.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Hampton Hawes recorded many superb trio sets in the 1950s, including three with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chuck Thompson. This straight-ahead set (reissued on CD) finds the group exploring seven standards often played by bop musicians (including "You and the Night and the Music," "'Round Midnight," and "Autumn in New York") plus a couple of original blues. Although he was originally strongly influenced by Bud Powell, Hawes' own personality comes through in this very likable music. ~ Scott Yanow