Music: The Secret Life of B. Hammer

The Secret Lif of B.Hammer

"Hammer plays with both hands and has the elements of a vital blues attack in either of them . . ." So Down Beat, one of the most influential critical voices in jazz saluted a recent Hanover album entitled The Discovery of Buck Hammer.

Drawing on the album's conscientious liner notes, Down Beat explained that the late Pianist Hammer was a shy fellow from Glen Springs, Ala., who committed his art to posterity only once, at a recording session in Nashville, Tenn. in 1956. Another glowing Hammer review appeared in the...

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