• Lionel HAMPTON - Hamp's Big Band Play - Plus Bonus Tracks

The first twelve tracks on this selection feature Lionel and his Big Band. With solid harmonies, full tonal texture and squared off rhythms.

Lionel Hampton lifts his famous style to new heights with greater emphasis to harmonic design. This is apparent in selections like 'Big Brass', 'Night Train' and 'Airmail Special'. At moments the total effect is almost hypnotic and this is especially so on 'Cutter's Corner', 'Le Chat Noir' and 'Hamp's Boogie Woogie'.

Not every jazz musician can express himself passionately and equally well on more than one instrument, the secret is improvisation, and it is here that Lionel Hampton is truly gifted and he excels on performances of 'Blues for Stephen', 'And the Angels Sing', 'Lazy Thoughts' and the seminal 'Lullaby of Birdland'.

There are moments when the rhythms are so powerfully dynamic in force and the resulting mosaic of sound is truly overwhelming in its intensity. This is a must for jazz fans!

Track Listing

1. FLYING HOME
2. HEY, BABA RE BOB
3. HAMP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE
4. KIDNEY STEW
5. HAMP'S MAMBO
6. AIRMAIL SPECIAL
7. BIG BRASS
8. RED TOP
9. NIGHT TRAIN
10. ELAINE & DAFFY
11. CUTTER'S CORNER
12. LE CHAT NOIR
Bonus Tracks
13. STARDUST
14. TRACKING PROBLEM
15. LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
16 BLUES FOR STEPHEN
17. AND THE ANGELS SING
18. OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
19. JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
20. LAZY THOUGHTS
21. THE MAN I LOVE

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 09/01/2015
UPC Bar Code No 604988261325

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Lionel HAMPTON - Hamp's Big Band Play - Plus Bonus Tracks

  • Product Code: JASMCD 2613
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