Hampton Hawes

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by Hampton Hawes

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13 November 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 22 May 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a musical family (his mother played piano for the church run by his Presbyterian minister father), Hawes taught himself to play piano by listening to records of 30s jazz piano giants, among them Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines and Fats Waller. He began to play professionally while still attending the Polytechnic High School. In his autobiography, Raise Up Off Me, he recalled leaving his... Read more

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jazz
piano
piano jazz
jazz piano
bebop
jazz trio
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