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52 Jazz Tracks for 2021 (16. ‘Irene’ – Charlie Haden and Hampton Hawes, 1976)

The sixteenth of Jon Turney’s weekly selections (series introduced HERE), shows the great bassist bringing out the best in an equally fine pianist. Charlie Haden made plenty of duo recordings, but this early example stands out. “I can always tell it’s Hamp after hearing the first few notes,” Haden wrote. And there is something special about the pianist’s touch – captured superbly here.
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