CD Air Mail Special [Lionel Hampton] [885150239995] (CD 7010935),
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Air Mail Special [Lionel Hampton] [885150239995]


  • 1. Air Mail Special
    2. Soft Winds
    3. It's Only A Paper Moon
    4. Way You Look Tonight, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 35

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    Recorded in Germany in May, 1983.
    Liner Note Author: Peter Blke.
    Recording information: New York (04/13/1954); New York (09/10/1953).
    This impossible-to-find LP from the 1950s contains two fine selections featuring a quartet comprised of Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich but is most memorable for the other two numbers which add the great clarinetist Buddy DeFranco to the band. Their version of "It's Only a Paper Moon" is remarkably uptempo and really swings hard; Hampton challenges his fellow legends to some spectacular playing. ~ Scott Yanow

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