NORTHERN WINDOWS PLUS contains 2 LPs on 1 CD: PLAYIN' IN THE YARD (1973)/NORTHERN WINDOWS (1974).
Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano, electric piano); David Axelrod (arranger, conductor); Jackie Kelso, William Green, Jay Migliori (saxophone, flute); Allen DeRienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet); George Bohanon (trombone); Bob Cranshaw, Carol Kaye (electric bass); Kenny Clarke, Spider Webb (drums).
Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland and Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California on July 7, 1973 & July 18-19, 1974.
Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano, electric piano); Jackie Kelso, Jay Migliori, William Green (flute, saxophone); Allen DeRienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet); George Bohanon (trombone); Bob Cranshaw, Carol Kaye (electric bass); Kenneth "Spider Webb" Rice , Kenny Clarke (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Audio Remixers: David Axelrod ; Eddie Harris; Hampton Hawes; Jim Stern; Orrin Keepnews.
Liner Note Authors: David Axelrod ; Carlo Wolff.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (07/07/1973-07/19/1974); Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland (07/07/1973-07/19/1974).
Arranger: David Axelrod .
This CD reissue combines two complete albums by Hampton Hawes from the early '70s. Unfortunately, neither one of these sessions has stood the test of time all that well. While Hawes is accompanied by electric bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Kenny Clarke during his 1973 trio set at Montreux (first issued as Playin' in the Yard), he spends much of the time playing electric piano. He plays Sonny Rollins' "Playin' in the Yard" but incorporates the acoustic piano into other portions of his live set. The latter session includes the spiritual "Go Down Moses" and five originals; players include trumpeter Snooky Young and trombonist George Bohanon. ~ Ken Dryden