Flying Home [Limited Edition]

Flying Home [Limited Edition]

by Lionel Hampton

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Overview

One of myriad Lionel Hampton releases titled in honor of his signature performance, this particular Flying Home is a relatively obscure live effort recorded in 1969. Hamp's in full-on crowd-pleaser mode here, adapting contemporary material and rhythms to create a lively, soulful sound that dovetails nicely with his warm vibes. The band -- guitarist Billy Mackel, bassist Lawrence Burgan, pianist John Sprull, Jr., saxophonists Pete Yellin and Charles McLinden, trumpeter Wallace Davenport, and drummer Kenneth Bolds -- is loose and lively, shifting effortlessly between standards both old ("Stardust") and new ("Yesterday"). It's the kind of performance that boils the blood of jazz purists, but the groove is irresistible.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0046172002220
catalogNumber: 5026008

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton   Primary Artist,Vibes
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Pete Yellin   Alto Saxophone
Billy Mackel   Guitar
Kenneth Bolds   Drums
Lawrence Burgan   Bass
Charles McLinden   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
David Clayton-Thomas   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Ric Marlow   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Gilles Thibault   Composer

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