Raise Up Off Me: A Portrait of Hampton Hawes by Hampton Hawes Paperback Book


Rent Raise Up Off Me: A Portrait of Hampton Hawes

Author: Hampton Hawes

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Published: Oct 2001

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians - Jazz

Retail Price: $15.99

Pages: 216


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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