The Best of Lionel Hampton [Who's Who]

The Best of Lionel Hampton [Who's Who]

by Lionel Hampton


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In 1977, Lionel Hampton organized a series of recording sessions under the rubric Who's Who in Jazz, which became the name of the record company that released the material. This 70-minute, 12-track compilation album draws tracks from six of those releases: Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich (21006); Lionel Hampton Presents Gerry Mulligan (21007); Who's Who in Jazz Presents Lionel Hampton (21008); Lionel Hampton Presents Teddy Wilson (21009); Lionel Hampton with Dexter Gordon (21011); and Lionel Hampton (21017). As the titles suggest, Hampton was not the leader on all the albums, though he does perform on all the tracks. Nevertheless, titular leaders such as Rich, Mulligan, and Wilson, plus notable sidemen like Gordon, Hank Jones, and Bucky Pizzarelli get considerable solo time on a series of jazz standards including "Take the 'A' Train," "Lullaby of Birdland," and "Stompin' at the Savoy." The Who's Who in Jazz dates were impromptu, but spirited blowing sessions by talented veterans, and that is reflected in this sampler. Of course, the title The Best of Lionel Hampton could mislead record buyers to think this album contains a wider range of material than it does.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2000
Label: Point Records
UPC: 0658926847027
catalogNumber: 8470

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lionel Hampton   Primary Artist,Vibes
Dexter Gordon   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Buddy Rich   Drums
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Oliver Jackson   Drums
Steve Marcus   Tenor Saxophone
Grady Tate   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Candido Camero   Conga
Vincent Bell   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Barry Kiener   Piano
Paul Moen   Tenor Saxophone
George Mraz   Bass
Victor Paz   Trumpet
Gary Pribeck   Tenor Saxophone
Janice Robinson   Trombone
Tom Warrington   Bass
Frank Wess   Alto Saxophone
Sam Turner   Conga
Teddy Wilson   Drums

Technical Credits

John Coltrane   Composer
Robert W. Schachner   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Phil Filipiak   Creative Concept
Steve Rubie   Liner Notes

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