Playin' in the Yard

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Playin' in the Yard
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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
Playin' in the Yard
Northern Windows

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]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

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". According to Scott Yanow: Hampton Hawes plays the electric piano like no ones business when it really comes down to it. [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



  1. ^ Hampton Hawes discography accessed July 22, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 97. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.