Reference: DRCD 11371
Note: This CD has been replaced by its recent reissue as part of the Phoenix label. Reference #131522
The amazing piano work of Hampton Hawes plus Jim Hall's guitar magic in an extended and uninterrupted late-night session! This 2 CD collection compiles the complete "All Night Session" which originally appeared on 3 LPs.
Recorded in just one night -from the late hours of November 12 to the early hours of November 13, 1956- this session is more like a live date than a trip to the studios, with no repeated numbers and, consequently, no alternate takes.
While Hawes' was most often heard in a trio format, this release showcases the pianist in a quartet. A follower of Charlie Parker in both his music and lifestyle, Hawes waxed this recording nearly two years before being imprisoned for drug possession. Although he was supposed to serve a five-year jail term, his sentence was revoked by President John F. Kennedy. Hawes resumed his career after his release, playing and recording until suffering a fatal stroke in Los Angeles, on May 22, 1977.
02. Groovin' High
03. Takin' Care
05. Hampton's Pulpit
06. I'll Remember April
07. I Should Care
08. Woody 'n You
09. Two Bass Hit
Total time: 60:00 min. approx.
01. Will You Still Be Mine?
02. April In Paris
03. Blue 'n Boogie
04. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
05. Blues #3
06. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
07. Blues #4
08. Blues Of A Sort
Total time: 64:00 min. approx.
Recorded in Los Angeles, during the night of November 12 and the morning of November 13, 1956
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