Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

by Lionel Hampton
     
 
This compilation features material drawn from the holdings of Pablo and Telarc, which were consolidated after Concord purchased both Fantasy and Telarc. The anthology includes five tracks from Lionel Hampton's work with pianist Art Tatum in 1955. While Tatum intimidated some players in jam sessions, the vibraphonist was not one to take on the challenge of the

Overview

This compilation features material drawn from the holdings of Pablo and Telarc, which were consolidated after Concord purchased both Fantasy and Telarc. The anthology includes five tracks from Lionel Hampton's work with pianist Art Tatum in 1955. While Tatum intimidated some players in jam sessions, the vibraphonist was not one to take on the challenge of the pianist's flurry of notes, while Buddy Rich's drumming is also up to their fireworks, especially in the playful "Makin' Whoopee." Things are a bit more relaxed for the ballads adding Harry "Sweets" Edison, Barney Kessel, and Red Callender, though Tatum never lets up. The last three songs come from Hampton's work as a leader for Telarc, all recorded at the Blue Note in 1991, when the vibraphonist was in his early eighties. Yet he had lost none of his firepower, thriving in front of an audience and backed by a superb rhythm section consisting of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Grady Tate. Trombonist Al Grey is showcased in an abbreviated "Hamp's Boogie Woogie," while the leader is fueled by the riffs of Clark Terry, James Moody, Buddy Tate, and Grey in the rousing extended workout of his signature tune, "Flying Home." This collection will prompt younger fans less familiar with Lionel Hampton to seek out the complete CDs from which these performances were drawn.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0888072313040
catalogNumber:
31304

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton   Primary Artist,Vibes
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Grey   Trombone
Hank Jones   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
James Moody   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Art Tatum   Piano
Grady Tate   Drums
Red Callender   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Milt Hinton   Bass
Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio   Piano

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer,Audio Production
Peter DeRose   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bill Titone   Producer,Audio Production
Juan Tizol   Composer
H.J. Lengsfelder   Composer
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Sour   Composer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Lengsfelder   Composer
Buckner   Composer
MacDonald   Composer
Eyton   Composer

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