Raise Up Off Me: A Portrait of Hampton Hawes

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Da Capo Press, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 179 pages
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The pianist and composer illuminates his world of jazz and drugs and shares his experiences growing up Black in America

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Fantastic. Heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. Read full review

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Jazz pianist Hampton Hawes led an extraordinary life (a lot of living crammed into just 48 years! and this biography, published near the time of his death in 1977, details his adventures and mis ... Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Don Asher was a jazz pianist and author of nine books, including Notes from a Battered Grand and a biography of Hampton Hawes. His books have been reviewed in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle. An avid tennis player, he was a longtime resident of San Francisco.

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