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Raise Up Off Me : A Portrait of Hampton Hawes, Paperback / softback Book

Raise Up Off Me : A Portrait of Hampton Hawes Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Hampton Hawes [1928--1977] was one of jazz's greatest pianists.

Among his peers from California the self-taught Hawes was second only to Oscar Peterson.

At the time of his celebration as New Star of the Year by downbeat magazine (1956), Hawes was already struggling with a heroin addiction that would lead to his arrest and imprisonment, and the interruption of a brilliant career.

In 1963 President John F. Kennedy granted Hawes an Executive Pardon. In eloquent and humorous language Hampton Hawes tells of a life of suffering and redemption that reads like an improbable novel.

Gary Giddins has called it "a major contribution to the literature of jazz." This book includes a complete discography and eight pages of photographs.

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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:216 pages, 16 photos
  • Publisher:Thunder's Mouth Press
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  • ISBN:9781560253532

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Information

  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:216 pages, 16 photos
  • Publisher:Thunder's Mouth Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9781560253532