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HAMPTON: Lionel Hampton and his Golden Men of Jazz



HAMPTON: Lionel Hampton and his Golden Men of Jazz

Lionel Hampton and his Golden Men of Jazz

Recorded at the Philharmonic Hall in Munich

Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 116 minutes
Region Code: 2, 5
Booklet Languages: GB, D, F
Recording Date: 1993
Cat no.: DV-JLHGMJ

Lionel Hampton
Vibraphone, Drums, Vocals
Clark Terry Trumpet
Harry 'Sweets' Edison Trumpet
Al Grey Trombone
Benny Golson Saxophone
Junior Mance Piano
Jimmy Woode Bass
Panama Francis Drums

Track List Includes:
'Hamp', 'Paradise', 'Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop' - Lionel Hampton
God Bless this Child - Billie Holiday
Seven Comes Eleven - Benny Goodman

Lionel Hampton: Vibraphonist and drummer. The first great vibraphone soloist in jazz, Hampton began his career as a drummer in the Chicago Defender Newsboys' band. By the late 1920s he had moved to the West Coast and was billed as 'The World's Fastest Drummer' at Frank Sebastian's New Cotton Club in Culver City.

He doubled on vibes after Louis Armstrong famously invited him to take a solo on the instrument in his 1930 disc of Memories of You. Hampton could always be relied on to produce long, melodically interesting solos on ballads, but he was also a hard swinging up-tempo player, and this is what led Benny Goodman to recruit him to join his quartet in 1936.



Golson, Benny; Goodman, Benny; Grey, Al; Hampton, Lionel; Holiday, Billie; Lewis, Morgan; Rogers, Roy; Terry, Clark; Thiele, Bob; Young, Lester

Hamilton, Nancy

Edison, Harry Sweets; Francis, Panama; Golson, Benny; Grey, Al; Hampton, Lionel; Mance, Junior; Terry, Clark; Woode, Jimmy


Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: DV-JLHGMJ

Barcode: 5450270008032

Distribution Note(s):

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Listening samples not available for this release.

Release Date: 04/2003

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