The Career of Lionel Hampton | St. Louis Public Radio

The Career of Lionel Hampton

Jun 4, 2017

Jazz Unlimited for June 4, 2017 will be “The Career of Lionel Hampton.”  Vibraphonist, drummer and vocalist Lionel Hampton was one of the first to bring the vibraphone into jazz as a solo instrument.  His out-sized personality kept his career going long after the swing era had faded.  We will hear him with artists as diverse as Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders, Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole, the Jim Cullum River Walk Jazz Band, Benny Goodman, Art Tatum, Buddy Rich, Dinah Washington, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Charlie Christian, Chu Berry, Oscar Peterson, Johnny Hodges and Dizzy Gillespie.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of June 12, 2017

This is a video of a performance of "How High The Moon" in 1993 with Lionel Hampton (vib), Al Grey (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Junior Mance (p) Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Clark Terry (flhrn) and a bassist and drummer I can't identify.