Hampton Hawes - For Real!


Contemporary Records (Acoustic Sounds Series)



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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series continues in 2024!

Twelve standout albums from the Contemporary Records catalog reissued on 180-gram vinyl

Titles featuring Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Helen Humes, Ben Webster and many more!

Mastered AAA by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes

180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds

Continuing Craft Recordings' celebration of seminal jazz artists from Contemporary Records

This re-visiting of Hampton Hawes' 1961 record, For Real!, comes four days after what would've been his 95th birthday. One of the most influential pianists of his time, the self-taught prodigy, was named "New Star of the Year" by DownBeat magazine.

Hawes shines bright in familiar territory: whether it's his exquisite harmonic locked-hands style on the boppin' "Crazeology," recorded well after his friend Charlie Parker brought it to fame, or his lively, flittering rendition of the much-covered Cole Porter ballad "I Love You." Here, he's backed by Clifford Brown/Max Roach saxophonist Harold Land and Scott LaFaro, the gone-too-soon double bassist famous for his work with the Bill Evans Trio.

This new edition, released as part of the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series, features (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP, and presented in a Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket.


Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Numbers Game
For Real
I Love You

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