Live at the Metropole Cafe, New York City

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Lionel Hampton is heard on these live dates at the head of a big band, the vibraphonist takes nearly all of the solo space on the 11 selections included on this CD. Pinnoccio James has two vocals and tenor saxophonist Andrew McGhee stretches out on "Flying Home," but otherwise this is very much a Hampton showcase. Even on the ten minutes-plus of "Blues for Gertie," it is virtually all Hamp. Fortunately, the vibraphonist is in exuberant and hard-swinging form, so his renditions of "After You've Gone," "How High the Moon" and some basic originals are worth hearing. The backup band includes trumpeter Virgil Jones, altoist Bobby Plater and sometimes painist Roland ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Lionel Hampton is heard on these live dates at the head of a big band, the vibraphonist takes nearly all of the solo space on the 11 selections included on this CD. Pinnoccio James has two vocals and tenor saxophonist Andrew McGhee stretches out on "Flying Home," but otherwise this is very much a Hampton showcase. Even on the ten minutes-plus of "Blues for Gertie," it is virtually all Hamp. Fortunately, the vibraphonist is in exuberant and hard-swinging form, so his renditions of "After You've Gone," "How High the Moon" and some basic originals are worth hearing. The backup band includes trumpeter Virgil Jones, altoist Bobby Plater and sometimes painist Roland Hanna and baritonist Pepper Adams.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/1994
  • Label: Hindsight Records
  • UPC: 014921024229
  • Catalog Number: 242
  • Sales rank: 229,450

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Primary Artist, Track Performer
Lionel Hampton Indexed Contributor, Vibes
Pepper Adams Saxophone
Roland Hanna Piano
Wilbert G.T. Hogan Drums
George Jeffers Trombone
Virgil Jones Trumpet
Harold Mabern Piano
Billy Mackel Guitar
John Neely Saxophone
Calvin Newborn Guitar
Ed Pazant Saxophone
Bobby Plater Saxophone
Vincent Prudente Trombone
Hal Rasheed Trombone
Wayne Robinson Drums
Lester Robinson Trombone
Lawrence Burgan Bass
Andrew McGhee Saxophone
Lonnie Shaw Saxophone
Pinocchio James Vocals
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet, Saxophone
Andrew Wood Trumpet
Herman Green Saxophone
Andrew "Tiny" Wood Trumpet
Dave Gonsalves Trumpet
Kenny Shaw Lowe Piano
Floyd Jones Trumpet
Technical Credits
Big Joe Turner Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Joe Turner Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Charlie Mack Remastering
Brad McCuen Liner Notes
Thomas Gramuglia Producer
John Jungklaus Remastering
Morgan Lewis Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Sid Robin Composer
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