Charlie Haden: Turnaround
Charlie Haden (bass)
Golden Number (Horizon 26)
Recorded: Los Angeles, August 21, 1976
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
This recording was my first exposure to Hampton Hawes, who, in my opinion, was one of the most swinging pianists of all time. Here Hawes plays in an uncharacteristically free-groove way, but he's still steeped in the blues. As so often, it's about interplay. Charlie and Hampton reach a special place on this cut.
Reviewer: Ben Allison (for Desert Island Dozens)