Raise Up Off Me

A Portrait of Hampton Hawes

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781560253532

USD: $15.99  /  CAD: $21.99

ON SALE: November 6th 2001

Genre: Nonfiction / Music / Genres & Styles / Jazz

PAGE COUNT: 216

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.

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