Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Leon Parker: "Pisces are about spiritual beauty and artistic beauty, and that's what Roy [Haynes] is, man." - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019).


Today Tuesday November 19



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.



Jazz Jam: Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 7:00pm. Free. All sitters-in welcome.

Acoustic Infusion & Somethin’ Blue - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:00pm. £4.00. Featuring Jim McBriarty on sax, clarinet and vocals.

Sarathy Korwar - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461.8:00pm. £11.40.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

Dan Owen - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 8:30pm. £12.00. + £1.20. bf.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Hampton Hawes on 3

Yesterday, all my troubles were so far away as I was listening to Alyn Shipton's Radio 3 feature on Hampton Hawes.
An excellent selection of 11 discs including an early trio recording of "I Got Rhythm". The reason I quote this particular track is that I once owned the LP that it came from. I say 'once' as I loaned it out and I can't remember to whom I loaned it to! This was about 30 years ago so I don't suppose he/she'll come forward now. It was Hawes' first trio recording for Contemporary and is, arguably, the finest piano trio recording ever made (I did say 'arguably'!)
But they were all good selections by Alyn including another fave of mine - Art Pepper's "Surf Ride".
Hampton Hawes was a wonderful and ultimately tragic player.


russell said...

Hi Lance

The Hawes' LP pictured is one I recently acquired second hand. I wonder...


Lance said...

Does it have a 30 year old beer stain on the sleeve? If so that is it!

russell said...

Hi Lance

Stain-free, therefore guilt-free!


cptfinch said...

Thanks for this Lance! As you know I'm a big Hampton Hawes fan and agree with these 3 Trio albums being some of the best ever made.

Lance said...

The album pictured is on Spotify and I'm delighted to observe that time hasn't coloured my memory - it is still marvelous.
More amazing is that, after all these years I can still remember a lot of the solos such is the lasting impression it must have had!

Roly said...

A pal once gave me three cassettes of a live session, Hampton Hawes Quartet incl. a young Jim Hall.
Stonking stuff. Hawes just plays on and on, chorus after chorus of exhilarating solos. In fact you get the impression he found it hard to stop such was the never ending flow of ideas. Memorable stuff. One of the great jazz pianists.

Alan Rudd said...

Regarding the HAMPTON HAWES Trio LP pictured, I happen to have this album on CD. The trio is Hampton Hawes (Piano) Red Mitchell (Bass), and Chuck Thompson (Drums), and the 10 tracks were recorded in June 1955.

Blog Archive

About this blog - contact details.

Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: I look forward to hearing from you.

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.