Hampton Hawes – For Real!

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For Real! is an album by American jazz pianist Hampton Hawes recorded in 1958 but not released on the Contemporary label until 1961.

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars, stating:”Pianist Hawes sounds inspired by the other players and is in top form throughout the generally memorable outing.”

Track listing:
“Hip” (Hampton Hawes) – 6:14
“Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams” (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll) – 9:20
“Crazeology” (Benny Harris) – 6:40
“Numbers Game” (Hawes, Harold Land) – 8:04
“For Real” (Hawes, Land) – 11:21
“I Love You” (Cole Porter) – 3:56

Hampton Hawes – piano
Harold Land – tenor saxophone
Scott LaFaro – bass
Frank Butler – drums


Released: August 1961
Recorded: March 17, 1958
Studio: Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles
Length: 39:19
Label: Contemporary
M 3589/S 7589
Producer: Lester Koenig