1

Just Because: Hampton Hawes With Scott LaFaro

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Before Scott LaFaro joined the Bill Evans Trio in late 1959, the young bassist’s second west coast stint included work with Chet Baker, Barney Kessel, Victor Feldman, Cal Tjader, Stan Getz and Hampton Hawes, among others. In California, LaFaro’s tone, time and adventurous ideas put him—along with Gary Peacock and Charlie Haden—in the vanguard of a new generation of bassists who took the instrument a step beyond functional time-keeping and harmonic guidance. With Evans, he would contribute to the development of an interactive approach to the piano trio that helped steer jazz in new directions.

In a May, 1958, recording with pianist Hawes, LaFaro has an eight-bar solo on the bridge section of the penultimate chorus of “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams,” but his swing, the richness of his sound and the fundamental rightness of his note choices are what make his performance here compelling. Harold Land is the tenor saxophonist, Frank Butler the drummer.



After 57 years, Hampton Hawes’ For Real is fresh and undated. It’s a basic repertoire item.

Continue Reading...

This story appears courtesy of Rifftides by Doug Ramsey.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

Post a comment

Tags

Shop Amazon

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.