Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Freddie Redd, Hampton Hawes|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Debut album for both pianists
Richard H. Bauer | Aurora, Illinois | 11/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hampton Hawes first recording date as a leader. Recorded in Los Angeles, December, 1952. A 10" Vantage album was released first but disappeared almost immediately. Prestige released this as a 10" LP in 1955. Freddie Redd's Introducing the Freddie Redd Trio was recorded in Hackensack, N.J. by Rudy Van Gelder and released as a 10" LP in 1954. Combined on one 12" LP in 1956 as Piano East, Piano West. It was re-issued on the New Jazz label in 1963 as "Movin'". By 1965 it had disappeared from the catalog. Re-issued with the East,West title by Fantasy's OJC label it came out on CD in 1991.
The Hampton Hawes set is joyful California sound with drummer Larry Bunker playing some great vibraphone.
The Freddie Redd side is typical post-bop piano with a large nod to Bud Powell's style. This was actually a pretty obscure record but the musicality of both artists proved to be very promising.
Hawes was signed up by Lester Koenig's Contemporary label and Freddie Redd by the Blue Note label. These were the only sessions they recorded for Prestige as leaders."