Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton - Reunion At Newport 1967 (1993) {Bluebird 07863}

Lionel Hampton - Reunion At Newport 1967 (1993) {Bluebird 07863}
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© 1967, 1993 Bluebird / BMG Music | 07863 / 66157-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Big Band / Vibes

Most of this CD is taken up by a special Newport Jazz Festival concert featuring a big band full of Lionel Hampton's alumni. With trombonist Al Grey, Frank Foster on tenor and a screaming trumpet section that boasted Snooky Young, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman and Wallace Davenport, the explosive nature of the music is not too surprising; the climax is provided by guest Illinois Jacquet on "Flying Home." The remainder of this disc contains half of a very effective 1956 session cut in Spain in which the medium-size group includes a castanet player and two songs match Hampton with the great Spanish pianist Tete Monteliu.
Lionel Hampton - The Lionel Hampton Quintet (1954) {Verve Master Edition 314 589 100-2 rel 2001}

Lionel Hampton - The Lionel Hampton Quintet (1954) {Verve Master Edition 314 589 100-2 rel 2001}
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© 1954, 2001 Clef / Verve / Universal | Verve Master Edition | 314 589 100-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Vibes

In 1954, producer Norman Granz held a couple of marathon recording sessions featuring vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, pianist Oscar Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Buddy Rich, and (on April 13) clarinetist Buddy DeFranco. This set has three selections from the DeFranco date (a 17-plus-minute "Flying Home," the original "Je Ne Sais Pas," and "On the Sunny Side of the Street") and one from the earlier session ("April in Paris"). Hampton is typically exuberant throughout (grunting rather loudly during a few later ensemble choruses on "Flying Home"), DeFranco and Peterson are as swinging as usual, and the overall music is quite joyous.
Lionel Hampton - Sentimental Journey (1985) {2014 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra - Sentimental Journey (1985) {2014 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27929 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Vibraphone / Vocal Jazz

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini description. I have always liked the arrangements in Lionel Hampton & Orchestra recordings. They are powerful, colorful and tasty. As the title 'Sentimental Journey' implies, we're given Lionel Hampton & Orchestra versions of classic standards. And we're blessed with the smooth and lovely vocals of Sylvia Bennett. Made in 1985, the album credits Lionel Hampton for playing not only the vibraphone but also the Yamaha DX-7 (for what? a vibraphone sound? sounds great, though). If you mainly only like Lionel's solo playing, you may not appreciate the big band focus of Lionel Hampton & Orchestra recordings. Solos are shared, but there's a vibraphone solo on every track, of course.
Lionel Hampton - The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (2007) [5CD] {Mosaic} [re-up]

Lionel Hampton - The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (2007) [5CD] {Mosaic}
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© 2007 Mosaic Records / BMG | MD5-238
Jazz / Swing / Vibraphone

Garnished with a fistful of alternate takes, the 2007 release of Mosaic's 107-track Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 is a welcome and long overdue CD realization of The Complete Lionel Hampton 1937-1941, a six-LP box set released during the 1970s by the Bluebird label. Only Teddy Wilson came close to achieving what Hamp did in the late 1930s and early '40s, by bringing together the greatest soloists on the scene for a staggeringly productive and inspired series of recordings that essentially defined the state of jazz during the years immediately preceding the Second World War.
Lionel Hampton – The Legacy Of Bluebird (1937-1940) [3CD] {1990 Bluebird Japan Remaster}

Lionel Hampton – The Legacy Of Bluebird (1937-1940) [3CD] {1990 Bluebird Japan Remaster}
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© 1990 Bluebird / BMG Victor | BVCJ-7025~27
Jazz / Big Band / Vibraphone

Lionel Hampton was the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-'30s. He has achieved the difficult feat of being musically open-minded (even recording "Giant Steps") without changing his basic swing style. Hamp started out as a drummer, playing with the Chicago Defender Newsboys' Band as a youth. His original idol was Jimmy Bertrand, a '20s drummer who occasionally played xylophone. Hampton played on the West Coast with such groups as Curtis Mosby's Blue Blowers, Reb Spikes, and Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders (with whom he made his recording debut in 1929) before joining Les Hite's band, which for a period accompanied Louis Armstrong.
Lionel Hampton & His Giants Of Jazz 1979 - Hamp In Haarlem (1979) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Lionel Hampton & His Giants Of Jazz 1979 - Hamp In Haarlem (1979) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1979, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6412
Jazz / Vibes / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Lionel Hampton was always at his best in a concert setting and this 1979 performance in Haarlem, the Netherlands, is not exception. Fronting a tentet consisting of both veterans and younger musicians, the vibraphonist's energy is contagious to both his band and the audience. The opener, "Glad Hamp" is a furious reworking of the chord changes to "I Got Rhythm," showcasing trumpeter Joe Newman.
Lionel Hampton - You Better Know It !!! (1964) {2012, Japanese Reissue, 24-bit Remastered}

Lionel Hampton - You Better Know It !!! (1964) {2012, Japanese Reissue, 24-bit Remastered}
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Jazz, Swing | Impulse! / Universal Classics & Jazz #UCCU-6236

Vibist Lionel Hampton's rhythmic abilities haven't been dulled by age, and he displayed his proficiency on this date, which includes the enjoyable bonus track "Moon Over My Annie." There was no wasted energy or unnecessary or exaggerated solos; just bluesy, assertive, muscular arrangements, accompaniment, and ensemble segments. Highlights included "Vibraphone Blues," "Trick or Treat" and "Swingle Jingle," in which Hampton shifted from vibes to piano.
Lionel Hampton All Star Band - Live At Newport '78 (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Lionel Hampton All Star Band - Live At Newport '78 (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1978, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6372
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Vibes

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Lionel Hampton was the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-'30s. He has achieved the difficult feat of being musically open-minded (even recording "Giant Steps") without changing his basic swing style.

Duke Ellington & Lionel Hampton - Swing Era (2004)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 16, 2015
Duke Ellington & Lionel Hampton - Swing Era (2004)

Duke Ellington & Lionel Hampton - Swing Era (2004)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720:480), 29.97fps, 6140kbps | DD 5.1, 448kbps; DD 2.0, 384kbps | 77min | 3100Mb
Jazz | Idem Home Video | rec: 1950-52 | case cover

Legendary jazzman Duke Ellington and master of the vibraphone Lionel Hampton are the stars of this fascinating video that includes rarely seen archival material (short films called "soundies") from the 1940s and '50s. Watch "The Duke" and Lionel swing in this film footage that, thankfully, has been rescued and preserved for succeeding generations of jazz fans to enjoy.
Lionel Hampton - There Will Never Be Another You (Feat. Sylvia Bennett) (2006)

Lionel Hampton - There Will Never Be Another You (Feat. Sylvia Bennett) (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 13 Tracks | 47:14 | 110 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Out of Sight Music

How many living female singers can say that they sang with the Lionel Hampton Big Band? Sylvia Bennett auditioned for Hampton in the early 1980s and was immediately signed as the band's singer. She then toured Florida and performed with the Hampton Orchestra at the second Reagan inaugural as well as the same event for George Bush. Hampton recorded Sentimental Journey in 1985 with Bennett as vocalist, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1987. A second album, There Will Never Be Another You, was recorded two years later. It was never released and continued to languish in the vaults until Sylvia Bennett decided to bring it to the music industry's attention…