Raise Up Off Me

Raise Up Off Me A Portrait of Hampton Hawes

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781560253532
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Da Capo Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 786.2165092
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 292g
Height: 215mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 13mm