Playin' in the Yard

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Playin' in the Yard
Live album by Hampton Hawes
Released 1973
Recorded July 7, 1973
Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Genre Jazz
Length 41:21
Label Prestige
PR 10077
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Hampton Hawes chronology
Live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago
(1973)
Playin' in the Yard
(1973)
Northern Windows
(1974)

Playin' in the Yard is a live album by jazz keyboardist Hampton Hawes recorded at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival for the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "This live LP (which has not yet been reissued on CD) mostly features Hampton Hawes on electric piano... Although well-played, little memorable occurs, and Hawes never did sound as distinctive on keyboards as he did on acoustic piano".[2]


Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Hampton Hawes except as indication

  1. "Playin' in the Yard" (Sonny Rollins) - 10:57
  2. "Double Trouble" - 8:53
  3. "Pink Peaches" - 5:03
  4. "De De" - 8:53
  5. "Stella by Starlight" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 7:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hampton Hawes discography accessed July 22, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2013