When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hampton Hawes Trio - Mitchell's Studio Club






This pair of lps is not terribly rare but I had them loaded up and i thought why not share, maybe someone will be unfamiliar with this fellow.

Hawes was a veteran of the west coast scene when he was railroaded after selling a bit of smack to a federal agent in the early 60s. Not to defend what he did, but he received double the maximum penalty that can only be attributed to the social conditions at the time. These records were made shortly after he left rehab after a pardon by president Kennedy.
He had by this time returned to form and was swinging in this new trio, consisting of an old friend and a new sensation.

These records were recorded over a period of two nights at Mitchells Studio Club in LA on April 30 & May 1, 1966.

Hampton Hawes Trio
The Seance
1. The Seance
2. Oleo
3. Easy Street
4. Suddenly I Thought Of You
5. For Heaven's Sake
6. My Romance

I'm All Smiles
1. I'm All Smiles
2. Manha de Carnaval
3. Spring Is Here
4. The Shadow Of Your Smile
5. Searchin'

Hampton Hawes - piano
Red Mitchell - bass
Donald Bailey - drums



Contemporary S7621
Contemporary S7631

5 comments:

yewsta said...

Thank you.

neil said...

Got them both; but good to see you're spreading the word...

Peter said...

Nice intro. I know and like "this guy", but didn't have the second of these items - thx!

Reice Hamel said...

My Father Reice Hamel Recorded these sessions on his self designed all nuvistor(hybrid tube)console . his circuits were a modified marantz 7c pre-amp. That is why the recording sounds so good.

On my birthday 4-30-1966

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reice_Hamel

Reice Hamel said...

My Father Reice Hamel Recorded these sessions on his self designed all nuvistor(hybrid tube)console . his circuits were a modified marantz 7c pre-amp. That is why the recording sounds so good.

On my birthday 4-30-1966

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reice_Hamel