Drum Suite

Drum Suite

by Slide Hampton
     
 
This album, originally released by Epic, features trombonist-arranger Slide Hampton's augmented octet but it was overlooked when it was released in 1962 despite the all-star personnel. Hampton's arrangements are forward-looking hard bop and among the key soloists are tenor saxophonist Yusef Lateef (who is heard throughout in top form),

Overview

This album, originally released by Epic, features trombonist-arranger Slide Hampton's augmented octet but it was overlooked when it was released in 1962 despite the all-star personnel. Hampton's arrangements are forward-looking hard bop and among the key soloists are tenor saxophonist Yusef Lateef (who is heard throughout in top form), drummer Max Roach and Hampton himself. The five-part "Drum Suite" is the most ambitious work but all of the arrangements have their unexpected moments, and Hampton's playing on an up-tempo "It's All Right with Me" is outstanding. This limited-edition Mosaic release, just a single CD, augments the original set with a version of "Well You Needn't" that was only out previously on an obscure sampler, plus a previously unreleased "Sleigh Ride" from the same dates. Overall the music is rewarding and if not quite essential, there are enough exciting moments (whether from the ensembles or the main soloists) to make this a recommended acquisition.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2007
Label:
Mosaic Select
UPC:
0828768947326
catalogNumber:
1007

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slide Hampton   Primary Artist,Trombone
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Max Roach   Drums
Yusef Lateef   Tenor Saxophone
John Bello   Trumpet
Jay Cameron   Baritone Saxophone
Hobart Dotson   Trumpet
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Eddie Khan   Bass
Willie Thomas   Trumpet
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet
Vinnie Ruggiero   Drums

Technical Credits

Leroy Anderson   Composer
Slide Hampton   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer,Liner Notes
Joe Goldberg   Liner Notes
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Teo Macero   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
George Knuerr   Engineer

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