Hampton Hawes – The Green Leaves of Summer (Full Album)

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The Green Leaves of Summer is an album by American jazz pianist Hampton Hawes recorded in 1964 and released on the Contemporary label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Pianist Hampton Hawes’ first recording after serving five years in prison finds Hawes evolving a bit from a Bud Powell-influenced bop pianist to one familiar with more modern trends in jazz. Reissued on CD, this trio date finds Hawes interacting closely with bassist Monk Montgomery and drummer Steve Ellington (making his recording debut). Hawes had lost nothing of his swinging style while in prison, as can be heard on such numbers as “Vierd Blues,” “St. Thomas” and “Secret Love,” and he was just starting to hint at moving beyond bop. Recommended (https://goo.gl/fZV2wu).

Track listing:
“Vierd Blues” (Miles Davis) – 5:28
“The Green Leaves of Summer” (Dimitri Tiomkin, Paul Francis Webster) – 6:18
“Ill Wind” (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:54
“St. Thomas” (Sonny Rollins) – 3:07
“Secret Love” (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 5:34
“Blue Skies” (Irving Berlin) – 5:19
“The More I See You” (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 5:31
“G.K. Blues” (Hampton Hawes) – 4:08

Hampton Hawes – piano
Monk Montgomery – bass
Steve Ellington – drums


Released: Early April 1964
Recorded: February 17, 1964
Contemporary Records Studio
Los Angeles
Length: 39:19
Label: Contemporary
M 3614/S 7614
Producer: Lester Koenig