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L Highly recommended for devotees of history music and much Great reading just generally in fact As a pianist Hawes was always a bit too delicate for my taste but as a junkie jailbird memoirist he s aces One of the best books I ve ver read about music and one of the best memoirs Anyone interested in jazz or NEW YORK OR BLACK AMERICA OR JUST SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL York or black America or just simple beautiful balletic writing Should Find A Copy This Or I Ll Lend find a copy of this Or I ll lend mine Perhaps this and Straight Life Art Pepper are the most brutally honest and Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice entertaining autobiographiesver written coincidentally both were jazz musicians that came out of the LA central avenue Bebop scene in the 40 s But Hawes book is a bit heartfelt and his story is absolutely crammed with incredible global imagry spanning from his LA roots to Japan to Europeto various prisons The book includes a shocking presidential pardon by John F Kennedy when Hawes was incarcerated unjustly for heroin abuse and En plein coeur even a nervous breakdown by Hawes where he stripped down naked in the middle of a house party in London Most importanlty Hawes is certainly the most down toarth philosopher when it comes to the many tough luck realities of the Jazz lifestyle never coming off in a complaining woeful way he always seems optimistic and prepared for whatever curveballs the future may have in store for him It s an inspiring and uick paced liuid read This is absolutely one of the best autobiographies I ve The Bookshop on the Shore ever read It s considered one of the best music autobiographies of any genrever written by many critics Hampton Hawes was one of the best jazz pianists Dance Real Slow ever Ever The book was favorably received on publication by critics who recognized it by its vivacity humor and authenticity It sxtremely raw with much of the book related to Hawes The Art of Memoir extensive bouts with drugs than his incredible piano history There s a long period in this book where he snlisted in the army and most of this period he s battling a serious heroin problem Serving in the US Army in Japan in the The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life early 50 s didn t stop his drug us. As 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 Inlouent and humorous language Ha. One of the best music memoirs I ve read in a while gives off the actual vibe and mood of jazz and the setting and scenes the actual vibe and mood of jazz and the setting and scenes a great grim junkie tale A must read Magic Always Loved His Playing Always loved his playing his voice is so strong here in this largely unapologetic tale of gettin it done filled with great language and rhythm this is an xcellent counterpoint to art pepper s the straight life as it takes place during the same time frame and involves many of the same people and venues both pepper and hawes survived nasty heroin addictions and became worthy contributors to the west coast jazz canon For anyone interested in jazz this is an ssential read Hawes as well as being one of the greats of jazz piano was an honest and often amusing story teller and he pulls no punches in his account of life as a nascent be bopper in 50s America and Japan From his beginnings as the son of from the sound of it a somewhat sanctimonious and hypocritical minister to his meeting and playing with Charlie Parker which he describes as the moment that he found God to his time in Japan with the military where he was able to service his heavy heroine habit by befriending a local prostitute his story is told with a pithiness which draws the reader forward Without reference to his wonderful recordings this would be mere social history but accompanied by listening to his arly work such as the wonderful Late Night Sessions with Jim Hall and the reader may be led to a sense of wonder ven hope at how such beauty PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition emerged from a time of such injustice and darkness An unmissable jewel in the literature of jazz An outstanding jazz memoir that reads like Straight Life minus thegomania I thoroughly Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography enjoyed this book It bounces with a rhythm not unlike jazz and pounds with a realism not unlike thera Highly recommend this book Great read Crystal clear vivid journey through the life of a jazz musician from a series of deep years in both jazz and US history Hawes utilizes a simple vocative language and narrative but always deep and insightfu. 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

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E in fact in many ways he only increased his drug use overseasWhat was so fascinating about this book and what I so njoy about the great jazz biographies memoirs and autobiographies are the incredible first hand accounts of some of the all time great artists in jazz Billie and Bird Miles Monk Rollins Oscar Peterson Dizzy and so onThis book is on par with the Miles Davis incredible autobiography Miles The Autobiography written with uincy Troupe in that it truly is raw with the language drug use sex tc However unlike that biography this one details of the drug life Hampton Hawes xperienced Unfortunately that is one of the faults of this biography There s about a 75 25 drug to music ratio in this book and I would have much preferred maybe a 50 50 split Because drugs played a big part of his life maybe if he could have added another 50 to 75 pages and TALKED ABOUT HIS MUSIC IT WOULD VE BEEN EVEN about his music it would ve been ven Another downside to this book is the use of unnecessary footnotes often one word footnotes to xplain certain things in the this book is the use of unnecessary footnotes often one word footnotes to The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl explain certain things in the Example phrase but it was only the cops jamming brothers Harassing brothers Ok that s rather selfxplanatory for anyone Those are small uibbles here and take away from nothingHampton Hawes was busted in a sting on 111358 his 30th birthday with 16 cents in his pocket He got 10 years and served 5 only because he reuested and received an Exile and Pilgrim executive clemency from President Kennedy 81663 Ironically Kennedy was assassinated three months later This is a large part of the Hampton Hawes story or what he is remembered for Hampton Hawes was a natural and gifted pianist He had so many opportunities thrown his way because of his immense talents but drugs just hijacked them He followed the path of Yardbird Parker in that drugs were uppermost in his mind and not recording or the next gig It s so unfortunate that this book is not well known and importantly that Hampton Hawes is not well known He is one of the greatest jazz pianistver and a rather colorful one Highly and thoroughly recommended. Mpton 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 ight pages of photographs. ,

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