Radio Days, Vol. 18: Mustermesse Basel 1953, Pt. 2

Radio Days, Vol. 18: Mustermesse Basel 1953, Pt. 2

by Lionel Hampton
     
 

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton toured with big bands for most of his career as a leader and it is hard to imagine a greater cast of all-stars and future bandleaders in one particular edition than this 1953 concert, the second of two issued by TCB decades after it was recorded for broadcast by Swiss Radio. Trumpeters Art Farmer, See more details below

Overview

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton toured with big bands for most of his career as a leader and it is hard to imagine a greater cast of all-stars and future bandleaders in one particular edition than this 1953 concert, the second of two issued by TCB decades after it was recorded for broadcast by Swiss Radio. Trumpeters Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, Quincy Jones (who doubles on piano, as Dodo Marmarosa failed to make the trip), trombonists Jimmy Cleveland and Buster Cooper, plus alto saxophonist Gigi Gryce and drummer Alan Dawson are all present, with Hampton generously featuring his sidemen in addition to taking his share of crowd-pleasing solos. Gryce's "Gryce Suite (Brown Skin)" features the young sensation Clifford Brown, while the obligatory requests for "Flying Home," "He-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop," "Air Mail Special," and "'Hamp's Boogie Woogie" (the latter with the leader's trademarked two finger piano solo) delighting the audience. The booklet also includes a number of rare photos taken of the band during the tour.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2008
Label:
Tcb Music
UPC:
0725095021821
catalogNumber:
2182
Rank:
350889

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Tracks

  1. Gryce Suite (Brown Skin)  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  2. Jazz Group  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  3. Setting the Pace/Flying Home  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  4. Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  5. Air Mail Special  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  6. Hamp's Boogie Woogie  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  7. Kingfish (Drinking Wine)  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  8. Curley  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  9. On the Sunny Side of the Street  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton   Primary Artist,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Vibes,Bandleader
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Gigi Gryce   Saxophone
Quincy Jones   Piano,Trumpet
Monk Montgomery   Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Clifford Scott   Saxophone
Alan Dawson   Drums
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Oscar Estelle   Saxophone
Curley Hamner   Drums
Billy Mackel   Guitar
Tony Ortega   Flute,Saxophone
Benny Powell   Trombone
Clifford Solomon   Clarinet,Saxophone
Hayse   Trombone
Sonny Parker   Vocals
Walter Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Liner Notes
Charlie Christian   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Dexter Gordon   Composer
Gigi Gryce   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Peter Schmidlin   Executive Producer
Peter Bürli   Producer

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