(Raise Up Off Me A Portrait of Hampton Hawes) PDF/EPUB · Hampton Hawes
summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Hampton HawesN 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 pianist ever and a rather colorful one Highly and thoroughly recommended One of * the greatest jazz pianist ever and a rather colorful one Highly and thoroughly recommended One of best books I ve ever read about music and one of the best memoirs Anyone interested in jazz or New York or black America or just simple beautiful and balletic writing should ind a copy of this Or I ll Lend You Mine Crystal you mine Crystal vivid journey through the life of a jazz musician rom a series "Of Deep Years In Both Jazz And "deep years in both jazz and history Hawes utilizes a simple evocative language and narrative but always deep and insightful Highly recommended or devotees of history music and much Great reading just generally in act An outstanding jazz memoir that reads like Straight Life minus the egomania The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness filled with great language and rhythm this is an excellent counterpoint to art pepper s the straight life as it takes place during the same timerame 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 cano. 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 eight pages of photographs.
faults of this biography about a 75 25 drug to music ratio in this 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 better Another downside to this book is the use of unnecessary ootnotes often one word Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) footnotes to explain certain things in the book Example phrase but it was only the cops jamming brothers Harassing brothers Ok that s rather self explanatoryor anyone Those are small uibbles here and take away Serenity Role Playing Game 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 executive clemencyrom 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 Save the Cupcake! 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 Heollowed the path of Yardbird Parker 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 In elouent and humorous language Ha. This is absolutely one of the best autobiographies I ve ever read It s considered one of the best music autobiographies of any genre ever written by many critics Hampton Hawes was one of the best jazz pianists ever Ever The book was avorably received on publication by critics who recognized it byThe Faults Of This Biography
Its Vivacity Humor Andvivacity humor and It s extremely raw with much of the book related to Hawes extensive bouts with drugs than his incredible piano history There s a long period in this book where he s enlisted in the army and most of this period he s battling a serious heroin problem Serving in the US Army in Japan in the early 50 s didn t stop his drug use in Tressed to Kill fact in many ways he only increased his drug use overseasWhat was soascinating about this book his drug use overseasWhat was so ascinating about this book what I so enjoy about the great jazz biographies memoirs and autobiographies are the incredible irst 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 etc However unlike that biography this one Hampton Hawes 1928–1977 was one of jazz's greatest pianists Among his peers The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev 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