Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes with French Horns

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Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes with French Horns is an album by trombonist Curtis Fuller with pianist Hampton Hawes recorded in 1957 and originally released as one half of a 16rpm record Baritones and French Horns but later re-released on the Status label, a subsidiary of Prestige Records in 1964.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated “the colorful ensembles and the very adept soloing by the French horns make this a particularly memorable recording. Strange that this album has been obscure for so long. Only the brief playing time keeps this intriguing set from getting a higher rating”.

Track listing:
“Ronnie’s Tune” (Salvatore Zito) – 7:27
“Roc and Troll” (Teddy Charles) – 7:11
“A-Drift” (Zito) – 6:13
“Lyriste” (Charles) – 6:00
“Five Spot” (David Amram) – 3:28
“No Crooks” (Charles) – 6:26

Curtis Fuller – trombone
Teddy Charles (track 4), Hampton Hawes (tracks 1-3, 5 & 6) – piano
Sahib Shihab – alto saxophone
David Amram, Julius Watkins – French horn
Addison Farmer – bass
Jerry Segal – drums


Released: Possibly December 1964
Recorded: May 18, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Length: 36:45
Label: Status
ST 8305
Producer: Bob Weinstock