Lionel Hampton And His Golden Men Of Jazz in Munich

Munich Summer Piano Festival 1993

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Lionel Hampton — Bandleader, vibraphonist
Clark Terry — Trumpeter
Harry "Sweets" Edison — Trumpeter
Al Grey — Trombonist
Benny Golson — Saxophonist
Junior Mance — Pianist
Jimmy Woode — Double bassist
Panama Francis — Drummer

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Lionel Hampton was one of the godfather's of jazz and an early pioneer of the vibraphone. His background as a drummer gave him extraordinary dexterity with sticks, which he soon swapped for vibraphone mallets after seeing Louis Armstrong's effect on audiences as a soloist. Indeed, it was Louis who first gave Hampton the stamp of approval on the instrument when he asked him to play backing to his vocals. By the early 1940s Hampton had formed a solid collaboration with Benny Goodman and made his first steps into the world of big-band leadership, where he cemented a remarkable legacy in jazz history. 

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Directed by:
Dieter Hens
Venue: Munich Summer Piano Festival (Munich, Germany)
Recording date: 1993
Duration: 1 h 54 min
Production: © LOFT
Resolution: SD

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