"raise up off me" (1972)
author: hampton hawes  
https://www.amazon.com/raise-up-off-me-paperback/dp/0306801019

"a week after moving in with josie i put on some of my old bird and tatum records for her because she'd never been exposed to jazz. i listened through two tracks of the tatum and took it off. put on bird, took him off. josie thought it was because she wasn't showing enough enthusiasm and asked for another chance. but it wasn't that. the records no longer worked for me. never thought i'd walk away from bird and tatum - not that they wern't as great as they'd ever been, but their message had was deliverd a long time ago and maybe it had been heard too many time since then. a fresh, new sound was ripping across the country. i no longer had to listen to dead giants to make me feel good."
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that was written shortly before hampton hawes began recording on piano, rhodes and arp synthesizers for fanatasy records in berkeley ca in 1972.
that excerpt is from the last chapter of his autobiography written five years before his death in 1977.
have you listened to the interview with he and mcpartland?


jv'
i'd like to hear the interview he did with mcpartland considering he died in 1977, about five years before mcpartland commenced her show.
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