CD Centennial Celebration [Lionel Hampton] (CD 4634658),
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Centennial Celebration [Lionel Hampton]


  • 1. Perdido
    2. Makin' Whoopee
    3. Body And Soul
    4. Somebody Loves Me
    5. Deep Purple
    6. Hamp's Boogie Woogie [Live] - (live)
    7. Ring Dem Bells [Live] - (live)
    8. Flyin' Home [Live] - (live)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OJC-31304

  • Credits
    ProducerNick Phillips (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Personnel: Lionel Hampton (vibraphone).
    This 2009 installment in the excellent CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION jazz series shines the spotlight on pioneering vibes player Lionel Hampton. A majority of the tracks on the collection, including an elegant rendition of "Body and Soul," are drawn from a 1950s session with pianist Art Tatum that also features drum legend Buddy Rich, guitarist Barney Kessel, and other luminaries. A last few songs on CENTENNIAL are from a much later date featuring pianist Hank Jones and bassist Milt Hinton, among others, with a 10-minute version of Hamp's signature number, "Flyin' Home," standing out as one of the compilation's best moments.

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