Hampton Hawes

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Hampton Barnett Hawes, Jr. (November 13, 1928[1] – May 22, 1977) was an American bebop and hard-bop jazz pianist, recognized as one of the finest and most influential of the 1950s.[2]

Hawes was a heroin addict for many years, and was imprisoned in the 1950s for drug offences. He successfully applied to President Kennedy for clemency in the early 1960s and resumed playing and touring. In the 1970s he experimented with electronic instruments